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27 September 2016
Review by Socialist Party general secretary Peter Taaffe of "The Life and Death of Leon Trotsky", published in the latest issue of Socialism Today.
24 August 2016
In July 2010, Socialist Party general secretary Peter Taaffe reviewed the book "Trotsky a Biography"
18 June 2014
Cuban writer Leonardo Padura's masterful novel, The Man Who Loved Dogs, is about the exile years of Leon Trotsky and his assassin, Roman Mercader, writes Niall Mulholland.
29 August 2012
Book review: The 72nd anniversary of the assassination of the great Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky was commemorated even within Britain's capitalist press...
15 February 2012
Condemnation of Leon Trotsky is well-trodden ground for so-called biographer Robert Service. Service was condemned by The American Historical Review (June 2011), which considered his 'biography' of Trotsky
18 August 2010
Leon Trotsky, a revolutionary leader of the Russian revolution, was murdered on 20 August 1940 by an agent of Stalin. His role in the 1917 revolution, the greatest single event in human history, alone makes his writings worthy of study.
The ideas and methods of the Socialist Party and the socialist international to which it is affiliated, the Committee for a Workers' International (CWI), are based on Trotsky's, alongside those of Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels and Vladimir Lenin.
70 years after his death Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary, assesses the contribution of Trotsky's ideas to the struggle for socialism in the 21st century.
4 August 2010
Review: The Lacuna: THE LACUNA is written as the diary of a solitary young man, Harrison Shepherd, who ends up working as a cook for the Mexican artist Diego Rivera and then the exiled Leon Trotsky, one of the leaders of the 1917 Russian revolution, writes Hannah Sell.
29 July 2010
In defence of Leon Trotsky: Five part video discussion with general secretary Peter Taaffe
30 June 2010
"ONE, TWO, three, four, five, we deserve to unionise!' sing the red pom-pommed cheerleaders outside the warehouse...
18 November 2009
HISTORIAN ROBERT Service recently wrote a well-publicised and widely distributed book Trotsky - a biography...
7 July 2009
Review: An account of Trotsky's last years in exile in Mexico, during his heroic struggles against Stalinism, fascism and capitalism, and, pertinently, during the last great economic crisis, is to be welcomed, Reviewed by Niall Mulholland
27 October 2000
RUSSIAN TROTSKY archivist Mark Golizinin spoke at the recent Socialism 2000 weekend school organised by the Socialist Party. Earlier he spoke to The Socialist about his research...
18 August 2000
SIXTY YEARS ago, on 20 August 1940, Ramon Mercader, an agent of Stalin's secret police (the GPU) struck a crushing blow with an ice-pick into Leon Trotsky's skull, ending the life of Stalin's most feared critic, the foremost Marxist theoretician and outstanding revolutionary, writes Alec Thraves.
10 March 2000
"PLUS ÇA change; plus ça reste la même chose" (the more things change the more they stay the same ) as the French say, writes Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary.
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