Eighty-two years ago today, on August 20, 1940, Leon Trotsky was assassinated by an agent of the Stalinist secret police, the GPU, in his villa in Coyoacan, Mexico, where he spent the final three years of his life as a political exile.
On August 21, the YGBL held meetings in Saint Petersburg and the western Siberian city Chelyabinsk to commemorate the 82nd anniversary of Trotsky’s assassination at the hands of a Stalinist agent.
The ISL employs the Stalinist methods of historical lies and amalgams in order to sow historical confusion and cover up the crimes of the far right.
McCullough’s work, though limited by his focus on the personal and a mystical “American spirit,” revealed that there is a hunger for history among masses of people.
It is well known that Haiti has been looted by foreign governments, banks and comprador leaders since its birth. However, the Times cannot even pose the question why, let alone answer it, because this leads in a revolutionary direction.
The World Socialist Web Site is republishing a lecture delivered in August 2007 by Chris Marsden, the National Secretary of the Socialist Equality Party, “Stalin, Trotsky and the 1926 British general strike”.
The Truman Doctrine committed the US to the following 75 years of wars, coups, interventions, dictatorships and massive military budgets that continue up to the present in the proxy war in Ukraine.
In its adulation of Queen Elizabeth and all the pageantry of the British monarchy, the newspaper responsible for publishing the 1619 Project has entangled itself in many layers of contradictions.
“As far as the wood’s edge”: 250 years since the removal of the Delaware people from the Wyoming Valley of Pennsylvania
A quarter of a millennium ago, the last publicly identified members of the Lenni Lenape (Delaware) tribe of Native Americans were forcibly removed from the territory in Eastern Pennsylvania where they had fought to establish a homeland. The real story of the removal of the Delaware clashes with the “official” narrative of American history as laid-out by the New York Times, which claims “blacks fought alone” for democracy.
The right-wing Republican denounces a distinguished historian as an “elitist” and a “snob” for raising the danger of right-wing authoritarianism in America.
American Historical Association president issues groveling apology after racialist social media attack
Professor James Sweet was viciously attacked for his mild criticism of the 1619 Project and similar work for its “presentism” and US-centric outlook on slavery.