Marxism claims to offer a way forward to transgender people so what is different from Queer Theory and identity politics?
The history of both Marxism and also movements in history that influenced Marxism
Putin has attacked Lenin for creating the Ukraine while idolising Stalin and greater Russian nationalism
How and why the 1917 Russian revolution degenerated into the totalitarian and bureaucratic nightmare of Stalinism
Communism and Islam moved closer together in the former Russian empire in the period after 1917 but the alliance didn’t last
Ramon Mercader assassinated the Bolshevik revolutionary Leon Trotsky but the key role of Ramon’s mother Caridad is often overlooked
The Falklands War presented a dilemma for the political Left in the UK in 1982 including those on the Marxist left
In 1973, 46 years of democracy ended in Chile with a coup d’etat and a military dictatorship installed under General Pinochet
The 1974 Portuguese Revolution saw 80% of the economy nationalised but the role of the Community Party ensured the reversal of that policy
In 1980 at the Lenin shipyard in the Polish city of Gdansk – workers formed a new independent trade union movement they called Solidarity – Solidarność in Polish. But not everybody on the British Left welcomed this development with open arms.
The Iran revolution in 1979 was taken over by Ayatollah Khomeini and the mullahs which most on the Left saw as a reactionary development