The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century

One Hundred and Fifty Years Since the Birth of Lenin

By David North, 22 April 2020

Today marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov in the Russian city of Simbirsk on April 22, 1870. Known in history under the name of Lenin, he was the founder of the Bolshevik Party, leader of the 1917 October Revolution and, undoubtedly, a towering figure in the political and intellectual history of the twentieth century.

Germany: Humboldt University students speak on the falsification of history and lessons from Auschwitz

By our reporters, 31 January 2020

As part of their election campaign for Student Parliament at Humboldt University, members and supporters of the IYSSE spoke with students about the attempts of right-wing ideologists to falsify the history of the Nazi dictatorship.

Seventy-five years after World War II: The ideological preparations for fascism and war

IYSSE holds second meeting in campaign for student parliament elections at Berlin’s Humboldt University

By our reporters, 28 January 2020

Christoph Vandreier, the author of the book “Why Are They Back?” spoke on how the ideological preparations for war and fascism are taking place 75 years after the end of World War II.

Mehring Books Holiday Sale feature

Bolsheviks Against Stalinism 1928-1933: Leon Trotsky and the Left Opposition—Translator’s Foreword

6 December 2019

During its Holiday Sale, Mehring Books is offering this volume at a sharply reduced price of $15 for the black and white version or $20 for the color version.

Socialist Equality Party (Germany) holds meeting on anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall

By our correspondents, 12 November 2019

On the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei held a meeting in Berlin-Schöneberg City Hall attended by dozens of workers and young people.

Preface to the Turkish edition of The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century

By David North, 2 September 2019

Today we are publishing the Preface to the Turkish edition of The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century, by David North.

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Author’s introduction to Bolsheviks Against Stalinism 1928-1933: Leon Trotsky and the Left Opposition

By Vadim Rogovin, 30 August 2019

Today we present the Introduction, written by the late Marxist historian and sociologist, Vadim Z. Rogovin, to the new English translation of the second volume of his seven-volume work, Was There an Alternative to Stalinism?

Part 1: Counter-revolution and anti-Semitism

Paul Hanebrink’s A Specter Haunting Europe: The Myth of Judeo-Bolshevism

By Clara Weiss, 8 July 2019

Hanebrink’s book focuses on examining the relationship between the fear of the “specter of communism” haunting Europe—to which Marx and Engels famously alluded in their Communist Manifesto of 1847—and of anti-Semitism.

Great powers commemorate First World War, and plan the next one

By Andre Damon, 13 November 2018

The talk by Merkel and Macron of the “tragedy” and “suicide” of World War I could not hide the fact that the imperialist powers are engaged in active preparations for a new and deadly world military conflict.

Capitalist restoration in Russia: A balance sheet

By Clara Weiss, 1 May 2018

This article reviews the lessons of the Soviet miners’ strike of 1989 and capitalist restoration in Russia.

Why are Trade Unions Hostile to Socialism?

By David North, 10 January 1998

The following lecture was delivered on January 10, 1998 to the International Summer School on Marxism and the Fundamental Problems of the 20th Century, organised by the Socialist Equality Party (Australia) in Sydney from January 3-10, 1998.