Trotskyism

Ruthless cuckoos in the dovecot - Henry Worthington

What really went wrong with the national alliance against the Gulf war? Henry Worthington reports a classic case of those opposing the war on principle being manipulated by those who were not. Anti-authoritarians should look out, it could happen again.

Anarchy and its Allies: The United Front and Groupings of Tendency

An article introducing the concepts anarchists have used to frame collaboration with other tendencies during struggle. Including the United Front, Popular Front, Workers Alliance and the Combative Tendency.

Democracy is… Undemocratic

One of the strangest arguments against anarchist ways of organising is that they are "undemocratic." This argument Is usually associated with Trotskyists. As It crops up with regular frequency, it is worthwhile to discuss this accusation in detail.

An article from Black Flag in 2003.

The C.L.R. James Reader - C.L.R. James, Edited and Introduced by Anna Grimshaw

Published by Blackwell Publishers, 1992. Prepared in collaboration with James in his final year, this collection offers unique insight into the range and development of his life’s work. Introduction by Anna Grimshaw gives a great overview of James's work. Notes on the Chapters include background info on each selection.

Basic Documents on the Black Struggle - CLR James

Rare collection of readings by C.L.R. James recommended to members of Revolutionary Black Workers in Detroit in the early 1970s.

Negro Revolution Through Revolutionary Socialism - CLR James

Transcribed for the first time. CLR James recommended reading for militants in Detroit in 1970s. Reprinted as part of Basic Documents on the Black Struggle.

Three Discussions on the Negro Question in 1939 - CLR James

CLR James recommended reading for militants in Detroit in 1970s. Reprinted as "Three Discussions in 1939" part of Basic Documents on the Black Struggle.

Notes on dialectics - C.L.R. James

C.L.R. James out of print major work written in 1948 and circulated within the Johnson Forest Tendency. James continued to recommend it as essential reading to members of the League of Revolutionary Black Workers in the early 1970s.

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.