Essential debates facing Marxists and the Left today – socialism and ‘identity politics’; the role and character of trade unions and the working-class movement; the national question; and the programme needed to overcome oppression, austerity and capitalism
Since the financial crisis of 2007-08, many different movements have developed against oppression, austerity, neoliberalism and capitalism – with mixed success.
In a complicated situation, Marxists must take stock, analyse what is going on and why, and present a way forward.
In 2018-19, a dispute broke out over exactly these questions within the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI).
‘In Defence of Trotskyism’ is a new book bringing together many of the key documents produced to defend a working-class, Trotskyist CWI; a process which culminated in the CWI’s re-foundation.
The focus of this debate included the questions of socialism and ‘identity politics’; the role of the trade unions and the working-class movement; the national question; and under what programme and how should Marxists organise internationally and domestically.
In Defence of Trotskyism collects contributions from across the world, bringing together the collective experience of working-class fighters to weigh on these important questions.
This book is much more than a record of internal debate. It is a restatement of Marxist principles and a living example of their application in today’s world. In Defence of Trotskyism will be invaluable to all those fighting for socialism.
In Defence of Trotskyism is available from Socialist Books. You can order the paperback here and the Kindle version here