Lessons of Spain: intro by Ralph Lee and Ted Grant

Today marks 85 years since the Catalan Offensive, the tragic end of the Spanish Civil War. Here we republish an introduction to Trotsky’s pamphlet, “The Lessons of Spain: The Last Warning” (1937), written by Ted Grant in collaboration with Ralph Lee while they were in the Workers’ International League: a predecessor to the International Marxist Tendency. Ted and Ralph’s introduction was praised by Trotsky himself in a letter to the WIL in 1938, which Read more…

Lenin’s Last Struggle

Today marks 98 years since Lenin’s death. To mark the occasion, we are republishing this article which was originally written to commemorate the Lenin centenary in 1970. The early symptoms of bureaucratic degeneration in Russia were already noted by Lenin in the last two years of his politically active life. He spent his last months fighting against these reactionary tendencies, leaving behind a vital heritage of struggle in his last letters and Read more…

Support the NUS walkout! Students and workers – unite and strike!

The National Union of Students (NUS) has called for a nationwide day of action this term, on 2 March, involving a student walkout at universities across the country, and a mass demonstration in central London. Students have faced a year of lockdowns, mental health crises, reckless decisions by university management, and eye-watering fees and rent. On top of this, we have a government that couldn’t care less about this situation, and who Read more…

Reclaiming the Revolutionary Legacy of Rosa Luxemburg

Saturday 15th is the anniversary of the death of Rosa Luxemburg. In commemoration, we will be attending an online rally on the Revolutionary Legacy of Rosa Luxemburg. Here, there will be a Q+A with the author of a new book on Rosa Luxemburg. Here, we publish the introduction from the book explaining the key points. Rosa Luxemburg was born on 5 March 1871. Coincidentally, this was the same year that the workers Read more…

Eleventh day of Marxmas: Chinese Revolution

For Marxists, the Chinese Revolution was the second greatest event in human history, second only to the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917. Millions of human beings, who had hitherto been the beasts of burden of imperialism, threw off the humiliating yoke of imperialism and capitalism, and entered the stage of world history. The first Chinese Revolution of 1925-7 was a genuine proletarian revolution. But it was aborted by the false policies of Stalin Read more…

Tenth day of Marxmas: Paris 1968

On the tenth day of Marxmas, we give to you an article on the revolution in France in 1968. This revolution came at a time of piece for the ruling class and French economy, showing that the consciousness of workers is not always mechanically connected to the economic conditions. Learn more here. May 1968 was the greatest revolutionary general strike in history. This mighty movement took place at the height of the Read more…