Tag Archives: Trotskyism

The Strategic Role of the United Front Approach

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Ann Robertson and Bill Leumer

Unfortunately, there are some who regard themselves as Marxists who insist on squandering these opportunities. They argue that all such struggles must be linked to the goal of socialism on the grounds that any working class gains within the framework of capitalism are simply illusory reforms — they will eventually be eroded by the capitalist […]

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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 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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Book Review: Fatherland or Mother Earth? By Michael Lowy

Bill Leumer

Lowy’s book consists of a collection of his essays that date back to 1974. The book is a “Notebook for Study and Research” prepared by the IIRE to which Lowy is a fellow. The IIRE and Lowy are associated with the centrist (sometimes revolutionary, more often not) Fourth International (FI). In this short review, while […]

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