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.
Sixty years ago, shortly before the end of the Algerian war and Algeria’s independence from France in 1962, French police perpetrated a horrific racist massacre in Paris.
In April 1998, Maurice Papon, then aged 88 years old, was sentenced to prison by a French court for having organised, the deportation of 1,690 Jews from France during the wartime Vichy regime, while he was the general secretary of the police prefecture in the Gironde.
The World Socialist Web Site condemns the de Blasio administration’s decision to remove the historic statue from New York City Hall.
This is a preface by David North to a new Turkish translation of North’s essay, Leon Trotsky and the Development of Marxism, written in 1982 to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the political assassination of Tom Henehan.
The International Committee of the Fourth International (ICFI) warned that failure to draw the lessons of Banzer’s takeover would lead to even bloodier coups across Latin America.
Fifty years since the founding of the Bund Sozialistischer Arbeiter as the German section of the International Committee of the Fourth International
The founding of the Bund Sozialistischer Arbeiter as the German section of the International Committee of the Fourth International on September 18 and 19, 1971 was an event of the immense historical significance.