History

ATOMIC ENERGY: for Barbarism or Socialism? A Socialist Manifesto From the Dawn of the Atomic Age

Author: 
THE EDITORS OF LABOR ACTION

"The impact of the bomb was so terrific that prac-
tically all living things, human and animal, were liter-
ally seared to death by the tremendous heat and pres-
sure engendered by the blast."

The Price of Isolation for the Russian Workers and their Revolution

Author: 
Max Shachtman

The world is paying dearly for the isolation of the Russian
Revolution, paying in blood and sweat, and tears and in car-
nage and destruction such as history records nowhere else.

The Price of Isolation for the Russian Workers and their Revolution

Author: 
Max Shachtman

The world is paying dearly for the isolation of the Russian
Revolution, paying in blood and sweat, and tears and in car-
nage and destruction such as history records nowhere else.

Manifesto of the Revolutionary Socialist Party of Ireland, 1919

Author: 
REVOLUTIONARY SOCIALIST PARTY OF IRELAND

Introduction: In 1919 it looked to many - to Lenin and Trotsky, for instance - as if the capitalist system was breaking down and that a working class revolution was beginning, at least in Europe. There was tremendous working class militancy all across Europe. Short-lived Soviet Republics were set up in Hungary and Bavaria.

The German workers' revolution of 1918/19 and why it was defeated

Author: 
Stan Crooke

In January 1919 Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, the two most prominent leaders of the German revolutionary movement, were savagely murdered in Berlin.