Tag Archives: Stalinism

James P. Cannon: The New York Unemployed Conference (1933)

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James Cannon

Introduction by Workers Action The following short essay is a transcript of a speech by James Cannon, a leader of the Communist League of America, at a March 1933 conference on unemployment, organized by the Communist Party. The conference represented a rare opportunity for Cannon, since the Communist Party generally excluded Trotskyists from such gatherings. […]

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The Significance of the Socialist Revolution

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Brad Forrest

Brad Forrest The significance of the socialist revolution consists in this; that the workday for the average person will gradually shrink, and they will thus be free in the real sense of the word to turn their attention to all of the various activities that round out the human as a species. They would become […]

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The Real Vietnamese Revolutionaries: A Review of The Revolution Defamed

Bill Leumer

This book is a ‘must read’ for Marxists who want to study the relation of revolutionary theory to revolutionary practice.

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Book Review: The Revolution Defamed: A Documentary History of Vietnamese Trotskyism

Bill Leumer

This volume contains the defaming of these courageous Trotskyists by Ho Chi Minh. In a series of letters sent to the Stalinist cadre, Ho Chi Minh accused the Trotskyists of being in league with, and in the pay of, the Japanese imperialists and of sabotaging the workers’ movement, and he concluded with this dire directive: […]

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A Better World is Possible With Socialism

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Ann Robertson

But socialism is more than being well paid for the work one does. It truly revolutionizes how society operates. The capitalist system, in which a small number of capitalists are allowed to subordinate everyone else’s interests to their own – sometimes perverse – pleasures, is replaced with a democratic structure in which the working class […]

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