In January 1919 Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, the two most prominent leaders of the German revolutionary movement, were savagely murdered in Berlin.
THE ECLIPSE OF THE INTERNATIONAL
How did the Trotskyist left in Britain come to be scattered and divided into hostile and competing groups?
Where Is the Petty Bourgeois Opposition? A Repeated Challenge Remains Unanswered.
I. The great riddle of the twentieth century
II. 1917 and Marxist socialism
IV. Trotsky's picture of the USSR
V. 1933: Trotsky discusses state capitalism
VI. 1933: Trotsky discusses 'bureaucratic collectivism'
VII. Perspectives: before World War Two
VIII. The results of World War Two
IX. The other Trotskyists: the Workers' Party
X. One, two, many state capitalisms
XI. Tony Cliff's revolution in science
XII. Cliff and Haston-Grant
XIII. Being arbitrary
Note: the Johnson-Forest tendency
Note: Cliff as critic of bureaucratic collectivism
Appendix: Hal Draper's review of Cliff's book (1955 edition), and a subsequent note by Draper
Suzanne Leonhard, once a militant of the Spartakusbund in Germany and a personal friend of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, was forced to flee Hitler’s Germany because of her underground Communist activities. She sought refuge in the USSR.
The second Conference of Antarsya, the main far-left coalition in Greece outside of Syriza and the Stalinist KKE, took place on 1-2 June.
The rich and noble history of the Communist International, formed in a period of tremendous class struggles, has yet to be written. Trotsky has contributed a considerable amount of material toward that history and a portion of it is now available in The First Five Years of the Communist International.
Readers with a knowledge of the history of Trotskyism will know that the USSR’s invasion of Finland on 30 November 1939 marked a turning point for the movement.