• By Alan Benjamin (document written in April 2003) Key Dates: January 1933: Hitler takes power. The German Communist Party—under Stalin’s orders—refuses to unite with the Socialists to fight the fascists. The International Left Opposition concludes that it is time to build a new workers’ international. September 1938: The founding conference of the Fourth International takes place in Paris. 1939: World War II begins. By the end of the war, a large percentage of Trotskyists are murdered [...]
  •  Presentation In July 2018, the Editorial Board of The Organizer published a special eight-page supplement as a contribution to the discussion on how to the defend the environment and humanity, “two questions that in our view cannot and should not be separated.” In that supplement, the Editorial Board wrote: “Capitalism is leading humanity to barbarism — and possible extinction as a species. To defend humanity, it is necessary to end capitalism’s destructive use of natural resources [...]
  • For close to six months, across Algeria, millions of people have taken to the streets in weekly protest actions to express their deep aspiration for change, chanting: “System Clear Out! Popular Sovereignty!” And as the mobilizations increased in numbers, so, too, the repression intensified against political activists of all political backgrounds. In our initial appeal of June 3, 2019 to “free all political prisoners in Algeria” [see first list of U.S. endorsers [...]