May Day 2017

May Day 2017 “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants” -Isaac Newton Today is International Worker’s Day, or May Day. On this day, the Leading Lights join with our comrades and fellow travelers around the world to honor the brave souls that came before us, leading humanity towards …

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Trotskyist “Permanent Revolution” is Counter-revolution

Trotskyist “Permanent Revolution” is Counter-revolution –Jacob Brown (llco.org) Trotskyism in its various forms has outlasted most other revisionist lines of the same time period, going on 80 years since Leon Trotsky’s demise. The reasons for Trotskyisms persistence has very little to do with the successes of Trotskyist practice. Trotskyism’s persistence today has more to do …

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On May Day and Occupy in the USA

On May Day and Occupy in the USA (llco.org) On the first of May, many people celebrate International Workers’ Day or May Day. Even though the day has not always been widely celebrated in the United States, its origins trace back to labor struggles there. May Day commemorates the victims of the Haymarket Massacre in …

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MIM: Review of the “Black Book of Communism”

MIM: Review of the “Black Book of Communism” (llco.org) [Before MIM’s crackpot degeneration and despite their errors, MIM made some outstanding contributions to the proletarian struggle.] The Black Book of Communism (Harvard University Press) is the bible of the anti-communist movement. The book is often cited as an academic work proving the barbarism of communism. …

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Solving the Gordian Knot

Solving the Gordian Knot, instruction on method and decisiveness (llco.org) According to legend, in the city of Telmissus, there was a massive knot looped again and again around the front of an oxcart. Rope over rope, the knot endlessly turned in on itself. It was said that the person who was able to untie the …

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Who and What are Trotsky-cons?

Who and What are Trotsky-cons? (llco.org) The term “Trotsky-con” has become part of the lexicon of populist paranoia in the First World. Despite its currency with red-baiters and anti-Semites, especially during the years of the Bush administration, the term does correctly refer to the  link between Trotskyism and a certain group of policy thinkers within …

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Hitler’s Beneficiaries (2005) by Gotz Aly reviewed

  Hitler’s Beneficiaries (2005) by Gotz Aly review (llco.org) Gotz Aly’s book Hitler’s Beneficiaries (2005) is a groundbreaking book. Aly breaks with the dogmatic view held by many myth-makers on the “left” that the German working class despised Hitler’s tyranny. It dispenses with the shared mythology found among almost all First Worldists, be they Trotskyist …

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