Cliff Slaughter died on May 3, 2021, in Leeds, England, at the age of 92. His enduring contribution in the 1960s to the defense of Trotskyism stands in tragic contrast with his subsequent political opportunism and repudiation of revolutionary Marxism.
The University of South Carolina historian holds that the American Revolution was launched to defend the institution of slavery against the British Empire.
August 31 marked 100 years since the birth of Jean Brust, a leading figure in the Trotskyist movement. This interview, conducted in 1995, two years before Jean died, reviews critical experiences in the history of Trotskyism in the United States.
Gough Whitlam’s primary concern was to prevent “any publicity” about the Chilean operation for fear of the popular reaction.
Between August 25 and September 2, 1921, as many as 20,000 coal miners in southern West Virginia waged armed combat against a private army employed by the coal companies.