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  1. The USSR and Socialism: The Trotskyist Perspective

    The USSR and Socialism: The Trotskyist Perspective

    In November 1989 Workers League National Secretary David North traveled to the Soviet Union on behalf of the International Committee of the Fourth International. This pamphlet contains the text of a lecture presented at the Historical Archival Institute in Moscow as well as the text of discussions held with Soviet students and journalists. Learn More

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  2. Perestroika Versus Socialism: Stalinism and the Restoration of Capitalism in the USSR

    Perestroika Versus Socialism: Stalinism and the Restoration of Capitalism in the USSR

    Insightful analysis of the policies of Gorbachev from a Marxist perspective that anticipate the collapse of the USSR. Makes the case that glasnost and perestroika represented not the reform of socialism but the culmination of the Stalinist betrayal of the October revolution. Learn More

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  3. Socialism and the Fight Against Imperialist War

    Socialism and the Fight Against Imperialist War

    One hundred years after the outbreak of World War One, mankind confronts the danger of a new and even greater catastrophe. An imperialist bloodbath is not only possible; it is inevitable unless the international working class intervenes on the basis of a revolutionary Marxist program. The International Committee of the Fourth International insists that the struggle against war is inseparable from the struggle for socialism. This pamphlet contains statements and resolutions of the ICFI, the Socialist Equality Party (US) and the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit of Germany on the fight against imperialist war. Learn More

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  4. Was There an Alternative to Stalinism in the USSR?

    Was There an Alternative to Stalinism in the USSR?

    In these two essays Russian Marxist Historian Vadim Rogovin refutes the claim that the rise of Stalinism in the USSR was the inexorable product of the October Revolution. He demonstrates that there existed a strong movement led by Leon Trotsky which offered a realistic alternative to Stalinism and that a struggle against this movement was the primary function of the Stalinist terror.

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  5. The Economic Crisis and the Return of History (PDF)

    The Economic Crisis and the Return of History (PDF)

    David North, in three lectures delivered within a few months of the 2008 collapse of Lehman Brothers, argues that the rapid growth of social inequality rooted in the historic crisis of the capitalist system, will bring on titanic class struggles internationally. The crisis of 2008 represented a turning point in American and world capitalism.

    Published in 2012, and drawing attention to the mass upsurges of 2011, the themes in these lectures are indispensable for workers and youth currently entering onto the stage of history.

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  6. The Historical & International Foundations of the SEP, Sri Lanka

    The Historical & International Foundations of the SEP, Sri Lanka

    Adopted by the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka) at its 2011 founding congress in Colombo, this document depicts the 75-year struggle of the Fourth International in South Asia for Trotsky’s theory of Permanent Revolution. The founding in 1942 of the Bolshevik Leninist Party of India (BLPI), by leaders of the Lanka Sama Samaja Party (LSSP) who had escaped British jails in Ceylon, marked a decisive advance for the Fourth International in Asia. The document traces the rise, decline and ultimate betrayal of the LSSP, which joined the 1964 coalition government of Madame Sirima Bandaranaike, abandoning the struggle to unify the Tamil and Sinhalese working class, and opening the road to the bloody 25-year civil war from 1983 to 2009. Learn More

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  7. The Breakdown of Capitalism and the Fight for Socialism in the United States:  Program of the Socialist Equality Party (PDF)

    The Breakdown of Capitalism and the Fight for Socialism in the United States: Program of the Socialist Equality Party (PDF)

    A fighting revolutionary program for the American working class, adopted by the First National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party in August 2010, this document lays out an analysis of the global economic crisis, its political implications and the tasks of the working class. The SEP program outlines a series of basic social rights for jobs, education and culture, health care and democratic rights—all of which are under attack within the current capitalist system—and can only be won by the mobilization of the working class.

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  8. The American Student Loan Racket (PDF)

    The American Student Loan Racket (PDF)

    This pamphlet contains a World Socialist Web Site investigative report on the history and predatory policies of the student loan industry. This specialized wing of the finance industry is bankrupting a generation, by unabashedly profiteering from the determination of young people to learn, be productive and secure a college degree.

    International Students for Social Equality Print Series.

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  9. The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (US) (PDF)

    The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (US) (PDF)

    This document was adopted at the founding congress of the Socialist Equality Party (SEP) held in Ann Arbor, Michigan on August 3-9, 2008. Tracing essential historical events and political experiences spanning more than a century, the work establishes the theoretical and political basis of the struggle for socialism. Learn More

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  10. The Suppression of Philosophy in the USSR (1920s & 1930s) (epub)

    The Suppression of Philosophy in the USSR (1920s & 1930s) (epub)

    Originally published in Russian in 1981, this unique history of early Soviet philosophy is now available for the first time in English, translated by Frederick Choate.

    Yehoshua Yakhot (1919-2003) was a professor of philosophy in the Soviet Union until forced to emigrate to Israel in 1975. While in emigration, he finished writing the book begun in Moscow years before. (Epub)

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