Category: International Working Class History

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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.…

  • The German revolution of 1918

    The German revolution of 1918

    “The whole of Europe is filled with the spirit of revolution,” remarked Lloyd George to the French Premier Clemenceau in March 1919. The ending of the bloody conflict of the so-called Great War of 1914-18 coincided with (and was in effect brought about by) the German Revolution of November 1918. Coming just one year after…

  • 70 years since the Battle of Stalingrad – How the Soviet Union defeated the Nazis

    70 years since the Battle of Stalingrad – How the Soviet Union defeated the Nazis

    Saturday 2nd February marked the 70th anniversary of the end of the Battle of Stalingrad, with the surrender of German troops, a key turning point in the Second World War, where about 800,000 German and Axis troops were either killed or captured, including the entire German Sixth Army and its commander-in-chief – a shattering blow…

  • Thesis of Indian Fourth Internationalists

    Thesis of Indian Fourth Internationalists

    1941 The following document is a section of a thesis adopted in the latter part of 1941 by the formation committee of the Bolshevik-Leninist Party of India as the programme on which all Marxist revolutionists could form a single revolutionary party. Together with certain other groups, the original committee has now constituted the Bolshevik-Leninist Party…

  • Churchill: a modern myth

    Churchill: a modern myth

    A man’s reputation is like his shadow: it is often much bigger than the man himself. Such is the case with Winston Churchill. In a nationwide TV poll in 2002 he was voted ‘The Greatest Briton of all Time’, and even forty years after his death not a day passes without some TV or radio…