IS in the 60s: Building a revolutionary group from the ground up

Colin Barker describes how IS grew from tiny beginnings at Oxford University, and what drew people to the group.

revolutionary reflections | The KPD and the United Front during the Weimar Republic

This article by Marcel Bois was originally published in a collection of essays in German by Marx21 on the German Communist Party (KPD). It sets out the history of the United Front in Germany from the...

Scotland – what next?

In the fifth and final part of his analysis of Scottish politics after the referendum, written in late September, Scottish historian and activist Neil Davidson looks at events since the vote. A printable PDF of...

revolutionary reflections | For Another Europe (Part 2) The European Social Model (ESM), Social...

With Brexit the EU has never been a more controversial and critical issue for left political strategy. In the second of a two part piece Ray M. looks at the incorporation of the leadership...

Budapest 1956: The Central Workers’ Council

The Hungarian uprising against Stalinist domination began sixty years ago, on 23 October 1956. Here we reprint a description of those days written by Hungarian Marxist Balázs Nagy and translated by Olivia McMahon and Colin Barker for...

50 years from May ‘68, students in France are mobilising again

France is again in the midst of a wave of intense social action, with universities disrupted for months and mass arrests in Mayday protests.

Six Red Months in Russia: Louise Bryant’s view of the revolution

Louise Bryant's Six Red Months in Russia, with its nuanced and enlightening discussion of women's lives, is a vital eyewitness account of the Russian Revolution.

Questions to think with

Annie Teriba asks 4 questions about Jeremy Corbyn's campaign. This is an open invitation to help think through what it means. 1. How does the changing nature of struggles jar with the narrative coming from...

Welcome to Revolutionary Reflections – a new site for the publication of longer pieces

We are pleased to announce that from October we will be launching a new section of the website called Revolutionary Reflections. The site will be dedicated to longer more in-depth articles, and we are...

James Connolly: ‘Socialism and Irish Nationalism’

Connolly's 1897 article from an issue of L'Irlande Libre addresses socialism versus the chauvinist conception of Irish nationalism. Marking the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising, we are republishing this from the Marxist Internet Archive. It was transcribed by...