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Crisis, War and Environmental Catastrophe: There is No Alternative to the Social Revolution!

2019 finds humanity in an increasingly dangerous place. The consequences of global economic stagnation, itself the product of a much deeper crisis of profitability, can be seen in the rise of nationalism, racism and xenophobia. These in turn threaten not only to add to the increasing proliferation of unending wars around the world but to the possibility of more general conflict further down the line. Not unconnected to the current wars are the environmental disasters which the pursuit of profit has already inflicted on millions across the globe. If allowed to proceed unchecked capitalism threatens, in one way or another, the very existence of the only home humanity has.

Investigación sobre el capitalismo llamado triunfante

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Spanish edition, by Ediciones Espartaco Internacional, of Claude Bitot's book Enquête sur le capitalisme dit triomphant. There's a english version here.

Declive y Resurgimiento de la Perspectiva Comunista - Gilles Dauvé

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Spanish edition of Eclipse and re-emergence of the communist movement by Gilles Dauvé and François Martin.

Informe de la delegación siberiana - Leon Trotsky

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Spanish edition of a report from the siberian section of the Russian Social-democrat party, relevant because it's Tortsky's most critical stance thowards Lenin. The book also includes writings by Pierre Guillaume and Jean Barrot (Gilles Dauve)

El Materialismo Histórico Explicado a los Obreros

Book in Spanish, by Ediciones Espartaco Internacional. It includes two texts, one by Herman Gorter, Historical Materialism Explained to the workers, and Marxist Theory and Revolutionary Tactics by Pannekoek.

Contra el Nacionalismo, el Imperialismo y la Guerra.

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Spanish edition by Ediciones Espartaco Internacional, of writings by Herman Görter and Anton Pannekoek, on war, nationalism and revolution.

Founding of the Comintern - Then and Now

A century ago, from 2nd — 6th March 1919, 52 delegates, more than 40 from various political organisations outside Russia, met in Moscow.

Socialism is not Statism

A spectre haunts the world today. It is the spectre of “socialism”. Commentators of left and right, of reactionary or reformist inclination, agree that “after three decades in the wilderness, socialism is back.”

Radek on the “Defeat” of Brest-Litovsk

With this translation we begin the second volume of our series of translations from the review Kommunist, using the French version published by the Collectif d’édition smolny (www.collectif-smolny.org). As many will know the review Kommunist was the brainchild of the “proletarian communists”, or “left communists” as Lenin dubbed them, inside the Bolshevik Party in the spring of 1918. The original issue around which they were formed was opposition to the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk (March 1918) but as readers of our earlier translations will know they also highlighted their disquiet with certain developments inside Russia.

Workers of all Identities, Unite!

For the past few years, but particularly in the aftermath of the 2016 US Presidential election, the theme of identity politics has dominated political discourse on both the left and the right. Countless books, articles, blogs and comments have been written on the subject, but we ourselves have dealt with it only in passing.