Marxist resource from the Committee for a Workers' International

Lenin salutes the revolutionary masses in Egypt

Lenin salutes the revolutionary masses in Egypt


Selected articles from The Socialist newspaper

Introduction to Marxism

On the What is Marxism? website
* A different Outlook: Marxist Philosophy.
* Capitalism's big con: Understanding Marxist economics
* What is the State?
* More than just kings and queens – the Marxist view of history
* Changing the world: The Role Of A Revolutionary Party

Karl Marx

Karl Marx

Communist Manifesto by Marx and Engels

This famous manifesto of the basic ideas of Marxism written by Marx and Engels in 1848, remarkably anticipates the economic turmoil and the revolt of working people in the world today

The April Theses, from Leveller reprints, June 2011, cover by Kavita Graphics

Lenin's April Theses, 1917

In February 1917 in Russia, women textile workers in Petrograd went on strike and during subsequent days were joined by industrial workers across the city, small business people, students and many soldiers...

What About Russia?

A selection of articles on the Russian revolution

Vladimir Lenin

Vladimir Lenin

The Three Sources and Three Component Parts of Marxism

Collection of short articles on Marxism by Marx, Engels, Lenin and Trotsky

Socialism: Utopian and Scientific

Frederick Engels' most concise exposition of Marxism. Next to The Communist Manifesto, Socialism: Utopian and Scientific is probably the most widely read introductory text on socialism.

The State and Revolution

Lenin's classic study, written on the eve of the Russian revolution

Leon Trotsky

Leon Trotsky

Trotsky: In defence of October

Unyielding opponent of Stalin and Stalinism, Leon Trotsky explains the meaning of the Russian revolution of October 1917 and assesses its place in history

Marxism Opposes Terrorism

Collection of short articles

The Class, the Party and the Leadership

An unfinished work by Trotsky, first published in 1940, nevertheless forms a very valuable text.

Stalinism and Bolshevism

Trotsky answers the question: Is Stalinism the legitimate product of Bolshevism?

The Transitional Programme

Trotsky's Transitional Programme above all demonstrates how to build a bridge between the aspirations of the mass of people for better wages, hours and conditions at work and the need for a socialist transformation of society.

Permanent Revolution by Leon Trotsky

One of Leon Trotsky’s major contributions to Marxist thought

Trotsky: Lessons of October

In-depth study of the Russian Revolution written in 1924 with implicit criticsm of the failures of the methods of Stalin, who was mounting an ever more murderous battle with Trotsky and his supporters.

The Rise and Fall of the Communist International

Fascinating study of the rise and fall of Stalinism around the globe, written in 1936, by Walter Held (real name Heinz Epe, executed by the Stalinist GPU in 1941).

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