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The criminal legacy of Boris Yeltsin

The criminal legacy of Boris Yeltsin

Boris Yeltsin died on April 23 at the age of 76. He was best known for presiding over the 1991 capitalist counterrevolution in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. For that reason, few Russian workers mourned his death. His funeral ceremonies were attended by...

Socialist revolution and women’s liberation

This article first appeared in March 2005's Socialism and Liberation magazine. In 1949, the story of a young woman named "Gold Flower" became known around the world as an example of the path toward liberation taken by millions of Chinese women. Civil war was raging...

Rosa Luxemburg: an example of revolutionary struggle

Rosa Luxemburg: an example of revolutionary struggle

This article first appeared in the January 2007 issue of Socialism and Liberation magazine. January 15 marks the anniversary of the 1919 assassination of communist leader Rosa Luxemburg. She, along with her comrade Karl Liebknecht, were leaders of the revolutionary...

The real lessons of the 1956 uprising in Hungary

The real lessons of the 1956 uprising in Hungary

On June 22, President Bush traveled to Hungary to join a commemoration of an uprising that occurred there 50 years ago, in October-November 1956. He went there as chief representative of U.S. imperialism presiding over a ceremony marking its greatest victory—the...