To win, the labour movement still needs the ideas of Leon Trotsky
Vladimir Unkovski-Korica argues for the relevance of Trotsky’s notion of the united front in a review of John Kelly’s book Contemporary Trotskyism: Parties, Sects and Social Movements in Britain
Contemporary Trotskyism - book review
A valuable study of the Trotskyist tradition in Britain misses the importance of strategy in revolutionary organisation, argues Alex Snowdon
Is France heading for another May '68?
From student dissent to militant strikes and a radical alternative, the ingredients are there for mass rebellion, writes John Mullen
Neither Washington Nor Moscow: origins and applying it today
David Bush looks at what a slogan developed during World War 2 and crystallized as a position during the Cold War means for socialists in the 21st century
Fighting fascism in the 1930s: Trotsky and the United Front - video
The strategy of the united front was central to Trotsky's politics and has been used many times since to fight fascism. Katherine Connelly discusses the history, what we can learn from it, and what it means for politics today.
Debating revolution today: Leon Trotsky in the 21st century
Vladimir Unkovski-Korica looks at the legacy of Trotsky and ‘Trotskyism’ today. This is an adapted version of a speech given at Counterfire conference which took place on 3
Tom Watson and the strange case of Labour red baiting
Lindsey German looks beyond the Labour right’s Trotsky twist and locates a deeply anti-democratic impulse
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John Berger: the nature of mass demonstrations
Demonstrations express political ambitions before the political means necessary to realise them have been created argues John Berger in this article by from May 1968
An Impatient Life: A Memoir
Daniel Bensaïd’s memoir of a life as a socialist in France provides an engaging account of a revolutionary life during the 1960s and after, finds William Booth
The ABC of Socialism: becoming a socialist
The first chapter of our recently republished book
'The ABC of Socialism'
by John Rees
The ABC of Socialism
John Rees introduces a new reprint of his popular book in the preface reproduced here
Leon Trotsky on the United Front - 1922
Text of a speech delivered by Trotsky to French Communists during the debates in the Communist International on the question of the united front.
Duncan Hallas: The Comintern and the united front
Writing in 1975, revolutionary socialist Duncan Hallas stressed the need for what is often called the united front method.