History & Theory

This section deals with the major aspects of Marxist theory: dialectical materialism, historical materialism, Marxist economics, the class nature of the USSR, the colonial revolution, and more.

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WWI – Part Thirteen: 1916–17 - the turning of the tide

Written by Alan Woods Friday, 27 May 2016

german-revolution-ends-horror-of-war-2Dialectics explains how, sooner or later, things can change into their opposite. The First World War is a very good example of this. In the first period of the war reaction was firmly in the saddle.


Amílcar Cabral and the African Revolution - Part One

Written by Arturo Rodríguez Wednesday, 25 May 2016

amilcar cabral-credit public domain casacomum dot orgThe winds of revolution are once again blowing over the African continent. From Burkina Faso to South Africa, from Burundi to Nigeria, we have seen a radicalisation of the workers and the youth and the rise of mass movements that have challenged corrupt capitalist regimes in one country after another.


90 years since the British General Strike: The lessons for today

Written by James Kilby Wednesday, 04 May 2016

generalstrike1926Beginning at one minute to midnight on the 3rd May, the 1926 General Strike shook the ruling class of Britain to its foundations. Lasting for nine days, the strike showed the enormous power and solidarity of the working class. 4 million trade unionists - out of a total of 5.5 million - responded to the TUC’s call to halt work. Despite no real preparation by the TUC leadership, workers organised - through their own initiative - strike committees up and down the country. Nothing moved without the workers’ permission.


Lenin on May Day

Written by V.I. Lenin Sunday, 01 May 2016

Lenin-addressing-crowd 1918On the occasion of May Day we republish the below May Day leaflet written by Lenin in 1904


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