Trotskyism

Balance sheet of a revolution / Bilan d'une révolution

Armed soldiers in 1917 Moscow carry a banner reading 'Communism'

As one of the major works of the communist left, Bilan d'une révolution covers the undistorted reality of the great and tragic October revolution, the various false interpretations that still surround it, as well as the development of the Russian economy up until the 1960s and, in much detail, its capitalist character.

Balance sheet of a revolution (Bilan d’une révolution) - Part II: False lessons about the counter‑revolution in Russia

Leon Trotskt sitting at his desk

Much has been written about the Stalinist counter-revolution, most of it is wrong.
This chapter of Bilan takes on those false interpretations espoused by Anarchists, Social Democrats, Trotskyists, and the like, all while also examining the deep disconnect between Trotsky and his disciples.

Trotwatch #1 Summer 1992

Debut and possibly only issue of Trotwatch magazine, an anarchist look at the left.

With thanks to Sparrows Nest archive.

80th Birthday Lectures - C.L.R. James

Edited by Margaret Busby and Darcus Howe. Published by Race Today 1984.
A collection of transcripts, including the question and answer sessions which followed, of the three lectures given by C.L.R James on the occurrence of his eightieth birthday in 1981.

At the rendezvous of victory - C.L.R. James

Published by Allison & Busby, 1984.

This was the third and final in a series of anthologies published during James’ lifetime by publishers Allison & Busby following The Future in the Present in 1977 and Spheres of Existence in 1980.

Review: ‘War and the International – A history of the Trotskyist movement in Britain 1937 -1949’

Why would seriously want to you waste your time reading about various infights of pretty minuscule Trotskyist sects 80 years ago?!

Spheres of existence - C.L.R. James

The second in a series of out of print anthologies by C.L.R. James.
Published by Allison & Busby, 1980.

The future in the present - C.L.R. James

The first in a series of out of print anthologies by C.L.R. James.
Published by Allison & Busby, 1977.

Keir Starmer: From 'Marxist' to 'Cop in an expensive suit' - Mark Kosman

Three months on from Sir Keir Starmer’s accession to the Labour leadership, we now have a better idea of how he wants to lead what is still officially called ‘Her Majesty’s Most Loyal Opposition’.

In Memory of Mateusz

We have received the tragic news that Mateusz (also known online as Gepetto, Antoni Lulek and Feliks Domański) has succumbed to his depression. He was only in his mid-twenties.