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    50th anniversary of CWI/ISA: The collapse of Stalinism and its impact

    Our comrades need to study these crucial lessons: The Russian Revolution. Trotsky’s analysis and struggle against Stalinism. The strengthening of Stalinism in the post-1945 era. And its collapse 35 years ago. This is a vital part of the theoretical foundation the ISA and next generation Marxists must build our movement upon.  

    Trotsky’s record on ‘entry’ into the Kuomintang

    10 December 1930 As part of our series of short archive posts we reproduce this letter by Leon Trotsky to Max Shachtman clarifying his stance over the so-called tactic whereby China’s unconsolidated fledgling Communist Party (CCP) was dissolved into...

    Revolutionary theory: What is Trotskyism?

    The ideas of Leon Trotsky, and Trotskyism, have been much maligned and distorted through history. But who was Leon Trotsky, what is Trotskyism, and what is the relevance for the struggles we face today in the 2020s? Paul Hunt, Socialist Alternative ...

    The Collapse of Stalinism (Part 1)

    Historic document from International Socialist Alternative (formerly known as the Committee for a Workers’ International) now available in Chinese The Collapse of Stalinism is an important historical document of ISA (formerly CWI) published in June ...

    Revolutionary history: Lessons of the Spanish Revolution 1931–38

    The Spanish Revolution of 1931–1939 is one of the greatest events in working-class history in the twentieth century. Heroic Spanish workers rose up against an attempted coup in 1936 by the army, commanded by the reactionary fascist General Francisco ...

    50 years since Nixon’s pivot to China

    A half century has passed since US President Richard Nixon’s ground-breaking visit to China on 21 February 1972 chinaworker.info reporters Nixon was the first American president ever to visit China and no formal relations had existed between the two ...

    Poland: Defeat from the jaws of victory

    In August 1980, Poland’s Stalinist regime was rocked by a massive strike wave which swept across the country Paul Newberry, Socialist Alternative (ISA in Poland) Arguably, Poland came closest to a successful workers’ revolt against Stalini...

    Poland: 50th anniversary of the workers uprising on the Baltic coast

    This month marks the 50th anniversary of the December 1970 workers’ protests against Poland’s Stalinist regime and the bloody massacre known as “Black Thursday”. Paul Newberry, Alternatywa Socjalistyczna (ISA Poland) This month marks the 50th anniv...

    China: repression or “reform”?

    The dominant group within the ruling party stand for continued but ‘smarter’ repression. Here we republish this article which was first published 11 July 2011. Despite the dictatorship’s triumphalist propaganda about its economic achievements, th...

    Capitalism and the Chinese state

    How was capitalism restored in China? This article was first published in 2015 in the Greek magazine Marxist Thought. It is now published in English for the first time. Vincent Kolo In March, China’s ornamental ‘parliament’ the National People’s C...

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    US: War machine cracks down on student anti-war protests

    Ferocious repression underway Jesada Jitpraphakhan, Socialist Alternative (ISA in the United States) (This article was first published on 1 May 2024...

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