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Leon Trotsky


Leon Trotsky: Workers can make revolution permanent

04 January 2011
Leon Trotsky (1879-1940) was murdered 70 years ago by an agent of Russian dictator Joseph Stalin.

Trotsky’s socialism

17 August 2010
Seventy years ago this week an agent of Russian dictator Joseph Stalin murdered the exiled Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky by smashing his skull with an ice pick.

'We are all the children of migrants' Competition winner

15 June 2010
Tom Brook correctly answered that the US is one of the countries which denied Leon Trotsky access. His "We are all the children of migrants" T‑shirt is on its way.

The Fourth International: Keeping the flame alive

23 February 2010
Leon Trotsky, one of the leaders of the Russian revolution, opposed Joseph Stalin’s increasing stranglehold on the Soviet Union and the Third International.

Russia was a crucible for new development

15 September 2009
Most socialists dream of taking part in a revolution. The revolutionary Leon Trotsky was involved in two, playing a leading role in the Russian revolutions of 1905 and 1917.

Stalin’s Nemesis: The Exile and Murder of Leon Trotsky

21 July 2009
At 4am on 24 May 1940 machine gun bullets tore through the bedroom where the exiled Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky and his wife Natalia were sleeping.

The united front: unity in action

09 June 2009
Newspapers report that Labour Party members conspiring to end Gordon Brown’s leadership have taken to quoting the Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky’s phrase – "March separately, strike together".

Trotsky, united fronts and workers’ struggle

26 May 2009
In February 1934, in the wake of a huge financial scandal, fascists in France led an attack on the country’s parliament.

Meetings, events and demonstrations

17 February 2007
Meetings And Events

Meetings, events and demonstrations

10 February 2007
Meetings And Events

Meetings, events and demonstrations

03 February 2007
Meetings And Events

Meetings, events and demonstrations

27 January 2007
Meetings And Events

Meetings, events and demonstrations

20 January 2007
Meetings And Events

Meetings, events and demonstrations

13 January 2007
Meetings And Events

Tony Cliff: How were Third World revolutions deflected?

14 October 2006
Last week I discussed how Leon Trotsky’s followers were thrown into confusion when the reality of the world after 1945 failed to fit with Trotsky’s predictions.

Ted Grant 1913-2006

29 July 2006
Ted Grant, who died last week, was one of the last survivors of the generation of Trotskyists who inherited the movement after the Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky’s murder in 1940.

Letters

25 June 2005
Letters

Portuguese Left Bloc has deep roots among workers

12 March 2005
When the results were announced the right wing prime minister complained in his resignation speech that it was not proper in a civilised country that "Trotskyists" should come within one percent of defeating the Christian Democrats.

Trotsky on anti-Nazi assassin Herschel Grynszpan

19 February 2005
Herschel Grynszpan, a young Jewish man, assassinated a Nazi diplomat in the German embassy in Paris on 7 November 1938.

An interview with David King: Why Trotsky’s picture lay hidden for 70 years

12 February 2005
David King, art historian of the truth about the Russian revolution, sadly died last week. As part of his work, David salvaged photographs of Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky. His aim was to stop Trotsky being erased from the history of the revolution, as he explained to Socialist Worker in this interview in 2005.

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