History and Lessons of the Militant Tendency—Part Two

MilitantPaperExpeltheToriesThe rise of the Corbyn movement and Momentum in Britain—along with recent comments by the Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, Tom Watson, about Trotskyists and “entryism” in the Labour Party—have resulted in a renewed interest in the mainstream media about the history of the Militant: the Marxist tendency in the labor movement that became a household name in the 1970s and 80s as a result of its bold fight against Thatcher and the Tories.

History and Lessons of the Militant Tendency—Part One

Militant 1988 rally stageThe rise of the Corbyn movement and Momentum in Britain—along with recent comments by the Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, Tom Watson, about Trotskyists and “entryism” in the Labour Party—have resulted in a renewed interest in the mainstream media about the history of the Militant: the Marxist tendency in the labor movement that became a household name in the 1970s and 80s as a result of its bold fight against Thatcher and the Tories.  

The Zimmerwald Conference—The Turning of the Tide

lenintrotsky100 years ago, on September 5, 1915, a small group of international socialists gathered in the tiny Swiss village of Zimmerwald. This was the first attempt to unite those socialists who were opposed to the war. A century later, what conclusions should we draw from Zimmerwald?

The First International: 150 Years On

marx-engelsOne hundred and fifty years ago, on September 28, 1864, the International Working Men’s Association, more commonly known as the First International, was born. This first international proletarian organization paved the way for the growth of working class organization and spread of Marxism worldwide. In its day, the ruling class trembled before this revolutionary menace.