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COVID-19 and the law of value

COVID-19 and the law of value

In this interview by fellow Marxist Michael Roberts, Murray Smith explains the relevance of the law of value, the law of capitalist accumulation and the tendency of the rate of profit to fall and...

Defend Sri Lankan Left!

Defend Sri Lankan Left!

Sri Lankan leftists are currently the victims of a vicious wave of political killings initiated by the Sinhala-chauvinist JVP (Peoples Liberation Front). Over 200 leftists have been killed to date.This includes three members of...

Smash Anti-Abortion Reaction!

Smash Anti-Abortion Reaction!

Women’s Liberation Through Socialist Revolution! The right of American women to choose whether or not to have children is under siege. The reactionary July 3rd United States Supreme Court ruling which upheld a Missouri...

Women and the Russian Revolution

Women and the Russian Revolution

Lenin’s Bolshevik Party, which in October 1917 led the only successful proletarian revolution in history, understood that Soviet women would never achieve political and social equality unless they were allowed out of the stultifying...

On ‘Hailing’ Brezhnev’s Afghan Policy

On ‘Hailing’ Brezhnev’s Afghan Policy

For well over a year, we have been involved in a continuing polemic with the Spartacists over the political adaptation to the Stalinist bureaucracy implicit in their slogan ‘‘Hail Red Army in Afghanistan!’’ We...

Robertson’s Bogus Brigade

Robertson’s Bogus Brigade

vs. Trotskyist Revolutionary Internationalism In our previous issue, we commented on the Spartacist League’s (SL) cynical ‘‘offer’’ to dispatch a military expedition to assist Najibullah and his People’s Democratic Party of Afghanistan (PDPA). As...

Cynics Who Scorn Trotskyism

Cynics Who Scorn Trotskyism

iSt/ICL: ‘New Name, Same Game’ In its 1974 founding document, the international Spartacist tendency (iSt) modestly observed that it had ‘‘little extraneous, symbolic drawing power.’’ Fifteen years later, as the group renames itself the...

How Low Can Mandel Go?

How Low Can Mandel Go?

Ernest Mandel and his fake-Trotskyist ‘‘United Secretariat of the Fourth International’’ (USec) have over the past several decades played the role of cheerleaders for a variety of ‘‘mass movements,’’ ranging from the Cuban and...

From Stalinism to Trotskyism

From Stalinism to Trotskyism

Interview With Geoff White (Part 1) The following is the first part of an interview with Geoff White, one of the leaders of the Revolutionary Tendency (RT) within the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) in...

For Workers Political Revolution in China!

For Workers Political Revolution in China!

Down with Deng’s Bloody Repression The following statement was published by the Bolshevik Tendency in July 1989: The Bolshevik Tendency condemns the criminal June 4 massacre of protesters in Beijing by the leaders of...