Category: History

  • Successful second Tamil Nadu Marxist school!

    Successful second Tamil Nadu Marxist school!

    The second state Marxist school of Bolshevik IMT India, Tamil Nadu branch, was held last weekend in Coimbatore. Ten comrades participated in the school. Comrade Alaudeen, a legal advocate, joined the meeting from Pudukkottai, nearly more than 300 km from Coimbatore, and comrade Santhosh, a young lawyer who had his exams on the previous day,…

  • Marx on the Indian Revolt, the violence of the oppressed, and imperialist hypocrisy

    Marx on the Indian Revolt, the violence of the oppressed, and imperialist hypocrisy

    The following short article by Karl Marx, published in the New York Daily Tribune in 1857, comments on the Indian Rebellion that broke out against the British East India Company the same year. In a few short lines, Marx skewers the hypocrisy of respectable English society reeling in horror at the violence of the rebels; the product…

  • Down with hypocrisy! Defend Gaza! – IMT statement

    Down with hypocrisy! Defend Gaza! – IMT statement

    The following statement by the International Marxist Tendency declares our solidarity with the Palestinian people. It answers the disgusting hypocrisy of western imperialism and its lackeys, who are rallying behind the reactionary Israeli state as it unleashes bloody vengeance on Gaza, following Hamas’ surprise attack on 7 October. We moreover explain why freedom for Palestine…

  • Lenin’s struggle against bureaucracy

    Lenin’s struggle against bureaucracy

    Today, 4 January 2023, marks the centenary of Lenin’s dictation of his postscript to his ‘Letter to the Congress’, also known as his ‘Testament’. In it, Lenin took up the struggle against the bureaucratisation of the Soviet state, which was threatening to derail all the gains of the revolution. Suppressed for decades by Stalin, this Testament…

  • The Paris Commune: Triumph, tragedy and lessons for today

    The Paris Commune: Triumph, tragedy and lessons for today

    There has never been a better or more important time to publish Marx’s classic pamphlet on the lessons of the Paris Commune, The Civil War in France. Today, 150 years since the birth of the Commune, millions of workers are rising up against the injustice and inhumanity of the capitalist system. In such a period of…

  • In Memory of Leon Trotsky

    In Memory of Leon Trotsky

    20 August marks the anniversary of the assassination attempt on Leon Trotsky, which led to his death the following day. This article by Alan Woods, commemorating Trotsky, was originally published in the year 2000. We share it today in memory of a revolutionary titan whose work and sacrifices preserved the authentic traditions of Marxism and…

  • Women before, during and after the Russian Revolution

    Women before, during and after the Russian Revolution

    The history of Bolshevism from the very early days right up to the Russian revolution contains a wealth of lessons on how it is the class struggle that provides the final answer to the women’s question. In this article Marie Frederiksen looks at the approach of the Bolshevik Party to the women’s question from its…

  • China: from revolution to Tiananmen

    China: from revolution to Tiananmen

    Thirty years ago, the world’s largest-ever student movement was brought to a violent close by the so-called People’s Liberation Army. For about six weeks, hundreds of thousands, and at one point over a million, students, workers, Communist Party members and Beijing residents had flooded into and occupied Tiananmen Square, the same place from which forty…

  • The Amritsar massacre – 100 years on: never forgive, never forget

    The Amritsar massacre – 100 years on: never forgive, never forget

    13th April 2019 marks the centenary of the Jallianwala Bagh (Amritsar) massacre in colonial Punjab, India. Around 1,000 unarmed victims were indiscriminately killed and over 1,500 others were injured in just ten bloody minutes by a company of the British Army under the command of Colonel Reginald Dyer. There was no escape for those who…

  • The Cuban Revolution

    The Cuban Revolution

    Sixty years ago, on New Year’s Day 1959, a general strike paralysed Cuba and forced dictator Fulgencio Batista to flee the country. Within a few days the 26th of July Movement guerrillas – led by Fidel Castro and Ernesto Che Guevara – had entered Havana and were received as heroes. The Cuban Revolution had succeeded.…