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The "popular front" triumphs in Spain - Bilan

Article from Bilan nr. 28, March-April 1936, examining the political situation in Spain and the victory of the Popular Front in 1936, in relation to the Spanish agrarian question.

The May days: Barcelona 1937

CNT barricade on the Ramblas, May 1937

Interesting collection of writings on the May days in Barcelona: the combination of the "civil war within the civil war" as workers fought back against a counter-revolutionary Communist Party takeover.

Brexit for tanks? The EU and the working class

Rage Against Capital takes a look at the EU and what it means for the working classes and the oppressed internationally as well as critiquing the CPGB-ML's endorsement of Brexit.

The SPEW and me

A brief catalogue of my encounters with the lesser spotted subspecies of the British Trot in the wild. Careful it may bite you.

What Problems in Bolivarian Venezuela? What Tumeremo Massacre?

While the left press continues to praise the "Bolivarian Revolution," it has brought the country to the edge of a humanitarian disaster. Here are just a few of the problems, and not even the major ones. And then there's the Tumeremo massacre...

Bolshevism or communism - United Workers Party of America

1934 article by the council communist UWPA and the National Committee of the Communist League of America, Left Opposition on the question of a new Party and a new (Fourth) International.

International Council Correspondence Volume 1, Number 11

The Volume 1, Number 11 (September 1935) issue of International Council Correspondence.

News from Bolivarian gangland

Written a week before the shocking murder of 28 miners in Tumeremo, Venezuela by the 'El Topo' (The Mole) gang with the evident complicity of police and military, this article provides some background to the current wave of violence in the country. The Bolivarian government seems more hesitant to work with the opposition National Assembly, elected December 6, 2015 with 2/3 support among 3/4 of the voters than with the growing mega-gangs and the corrupt military...

How Lenin led to Stalin - Workers Solidarity Movement

Lenin led to Stalin

Good short account of how the foundations of Stalinist terror were laid by the policies of Lenin and Trotsky in the early days of the Russian Revolution.