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Leon Trotsky: A Letter on the Italian Revolution

Leon Trotsky: A Letter on the Italian Revolution


Tuesday, 25 April 2023 

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Leon Trotsky: A Letter on the Italian Revolution

Today, 25 April, is a day of celebration in Italy. It is the anniversary of the final fall of the hated Fascist regime in 1945. The official history books tell us that the anti-fascist movement, the hundreds of thousands of armed partisans who fought in the resistance, were fighting for a democratic republic, which is what was finally established. This ignores the fact that what was taking place was a social revolution – not just for democracy, but for workers’ power. In this brilliant text written in 1930 – 15 years before these events – Leon Trotsky predicted that a “democratic republic”, i.e. a bourgeois-democratic regime, would only emerge from a defeat of the revolutionary movement, as he put it, in the form of a “counter-revolution with a democratic face”. That is precisely what happened in 1945.


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Sweden: over 100 attend congress of Marxists against backdrop of wildcat strikes

“Those of you who haven’t joined yet – now is the time to do it. Join the struggle to finish capitalism once and for all, to finish the history of class struggle, to finish our prehistory so that we can enter the era of communism.” With these powerful words, Ylva Vinberg ended the congress of Revolution (IMT in Sweden), gathering over 100 enthusiastic Marxists from all over the country. 


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Los sindicatos en la época de decadencia del capitalismo - Una aportación al debate

A raíz de la maravillosa lucha de masas en Francia contra la reforma de las pensiones, se ha generado un debate en la izquierda radical del Estado español. Los compañeros del Movimiento Socialista, particularmente en Euskal Herria, han incidido también en el debate, lo cual ha generado críticas por parte de un sector ¿Está justificada la crítica a las posiciones de MS? ¿Qué postura deben tener los comunistas acerca de los sindicatos?


Sudan: kamp bryder ud internt i staten

Et åbent sammenstød inden for den sudanesiske stat har kastet landet ud i vold. Mindst 413 mennesker har mistet livet siden kampene brød ud lørdag den 15. april. Vi kan ikke have nogen tillid til, at det "internationale samfund" kan løse konflikten, som de imperialistiske magter selv har været med til at skabe. Den eneste vej ud af det nuværende mareridt er en genoplivning af den sudanesiske revolution, som må forsvare sig selv mod alle reaktionære kræfter gennem sine egne kamporganer.