WP and ISL

Revolution in the Russian Empire: For Socialist Freedom and Democracy

Submitted by AWL on 25 September, 2013 - 1:57

The program of the anti-Communist revolution in Eastern Europe can be summed up in one word: democracy. And its content can be summed up in one phrase: democratic socialism.

Today this can be asserted not as a hypothesis, a theory or a hope, but as a fact demonstrated and confirmed by every one of the great revolutionary movements which have challenged the rule of the Stalinist bureaucracy for the past decade and a half.

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The life and death of Henk Sneevliet, Dutch Internationalist

Submitted by dalcassian on 18 August, 2011 - 6:16

W L Introduction:
Leon Trotsky once said that the small revolutionary movement he led was like the apex of an inverted social pyramid, upon which the whole weight of capitalist society pressed down. Hounded and murdered by fascists and Stalinists, the Trotskyists suffered terrible casualties during and immediately after the Second World War, all across Europe, from France to Greece. The politics of independent working class socialism, which the Trotskyists represented, was everywhere defeated.

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John Brown—Revolutionist

Submitted by dalcassian on 3 January, 2014 - 4:49

John Brown, "Father of the Second American Revolution" hated slavery,
and he believed that it could not be destroyed by peaceful means. He
thought the North was playing around with the question and had
no intention of conducting a real struggle for the liberation of the
slaves. He knew that thousands of northerners were "copper - heads"
(pro-slavery agitators). He had withnessed the Texas and Mexican Wars
for the extension of slavery, the Missouri Compromise and the Supreme

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Immigrants - Another Day: Dutch Workers Help Chinese Immigrants Collect Unemployment Insurance from Nazis

Submitted by dalcassian on 19 December, 2015 - 9:50 Author: Labor Action, 1942

Swedish papers report that 150 Chinese dock workers employed at the harbor of Rotterdam, [in German occupied] Holland, refused to load a shipment for the Nazis. The Nazi official deprived
them of unemployment insurance payments in reprisal. Immediately, Dutch workers organized to help the Chinese and collected 3,000 guilder for them.

Labor Action, 21 September, 1942

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Stalinist Terror: The First Sixteen Years, to the Murder of Trotsky

Submitted by dalcassian on 6 December, 2013 - 1:01

The Struggle Begins

THE murder of Leon Trotsky culminated an epoch. It marked the end of the epoch of Old Bolsheviks, for Leon Trotsky was the lone survivor of that grand school of revolutionary Marxists. His murder at the same time was the final personal victory of Cain Stalin, and, if any more evidence was required, of the irrevocable counter-revolutionary degeneration of his bureaucracy in the Soviet Union and therewith the Communist International.

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US Imperialism and the Political War for Korea: Clash Tests U. S. Position in Far East

Submitted by dalcassian on 6 August, 2013 - 8:03

After only four or five
days of war, it has become painfully
apparen~ that Stalinism has won the
political war for Korea. Whatever one
thinks or speculates about the Russian
timetable in military terms, they certainly
never limited their objectives
to military conquest. The Russians
must have calculated on the minds and
wills of the twenty millions of South
Korean people. This is now assured
them by the sheer emptiness of the alternative.
The Koreans will not fight
or wish success to a foreign army

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April 1940: the USSR and and the World War

Submitted by Matthew on 28 August, 2013 - 3:55 Author: Max Shachtman

The outbreak of the Second World War has once more put prominently at the top of the order of the day the “Russian question”. The signing of the Hitler-Stalin Pact was followed by the joint invasion of Poland; by the reduction of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia to the state of vassals of the Kremlin; by the invasion and seizure of part of Finland by the Red Army; and by speculation and prediction of coming events which, a year ago, would have been waved aside as preposterous.

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