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  1. The USSR and Socialism: The Trotskyist Perspective

    The USSR and Socialism: The Trotskyist Perspective

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    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
  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

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    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
  3. The Economic Crisis & the Return of History

    The Economic Crisis & the Return of History

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    The economic crash of 2008, starting with the collapse of Lehman Brothers, set off the deepest world recession since the 1930s, and led to the destruction of tens of millions of jobs internationally. World governments, led by the newly-elected Obama administration, handed out trillions of dollars to ensure the bad debts of the banks and of financial speculators, even while imposing 50% wage cuts on US autoworkers and impoverishment of the broad population.

    David North, chairman of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site, 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 complete breakdown of democratic forms of government, the turn to the far-right by today's ruling elites, the mad pursuit of escalating wars, and the emergence of working class struggle, all provide further confirmation that far from being at an end, "History" is very much with us.

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

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

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    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. Learn More
  5. The Historical & International Foundations of the SEP, Sri Lanka

    The Historical & International Foundations of the SEP, Sri Lanka

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    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
  6. The Breakdown of Capitalism and the Fight for Socialism in the United States: Program of the Socialist Equality Party

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

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    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. Single copy price, $2.00 or Buy in bulk and get 5 copies for $8.00 Learn More
  7. Resolutions of the SEP (US) 2nd National Congress

    Resolutions of the SEP (US) 2nd National Congress

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    This pamphlet contains the resolutions from the Socialist Equality Party (US) Second National Congress held July 8-12, 2012 in Detroit. Learn More
  8. Socialism and the Fight Against Imperialist War

    Socialism and the Fight Against Imperialist War

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

    Was There an Alternative to Stalinism in the USSR?

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    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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  10. The Aesthetic Component of Socialism

    The Aesthetic Component of Socialism

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    "Art expresses things about life, about people and about oneself that are not revealed in political or scientific thought; its great power consists in its ability to connect human beings, as though by invisible wires, at the most profound and intimate levels. To become whole, human beings require the truth about the world, and themselves, that art offers." David Walsh This lecture by the Arts Editor of the World Socialist Web Site, David Walsh is one of seven delivered to the 1998 international symposium Marxism and the Fundamental Problems of the 20th Century by the International Committee of the Fourth International in Sydney, Australia. Learn More

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