1921: The Kronstadt Revolt — an anti-Bolshevik myth turns 100
The events in Kronstadt in March 1921 are exploited by critics of Bolshevism — whether anarchists or from the pro-capitalist right — in an attempt to demonstrate that not only under Stalin, but already under Lenin’s and Trotsky’s leadership a brutal dictatorship ruled over the workers in the new Soviet Russia.
Revolutionary anniversary — 130 years since birth of Antonio Gramsci
Antonio Gramsci is certainly one of the most popular Marxist thinkers, and is considered one of the greatest intellectuals of the twentieth century. In recent years, his ideas have been particularly studied and appreciated by the Latin American left, as they look to the political legacy of this Sardinian revolutionary. Even in Italy today, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the birth of the Communist Party of Italy (PCI), the figure of Gramsci is making a comeback.
Myanmar: How can the revolution win?
General strikes show potential to defeat coup. Mass movement must start organising society Geert Cool LSP/PSL (ISA in Belgium) More than a month after the military coup led by Min Aung Hlaing, the struggle between the people and...
How would a planned economy work?
Defence of democratic socialist planning a fundamental task for successful social transformation Peter Delsing, LSP/PSL (ISA in Belgium) This article is based on an introductory speech given to a commission on ‘Marxist economics — How would a pla...
Taiwan’s history: Every five years a rebellion
Taiwan was first incorporated into China by the Qing dynasty (1644-1911) in 1683. It first became a province of China in 1885, ten years before the Qing surrendered it to the Japanese in the Sino-Japanese war. By Laurence CoatesHan Chinese settle...
Hiroshima G7 ramps up US-China Cold War
The Group of Seven (G7) major Western capitalist economies met in Japan on 19-21 May As expected these governments used this opportunity to ramp u...