Trotsky’s ideas more relevant than ever: international rally

August 20 marks 80 years since the assassination of Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky by a Stalinist agent in Mexico. The International Marxist Tendency held a rally to celebrate the life and ideas of Trotsky, which are today more relevant than ever. Watch here!

We screened film material about Trotsky's life and works, as well as having Alan Woods (editor of marxist.com) speak. There was also a special message from Esteban Volkov, Trotsky's grandson, who has done sterling work to preserve his grandfather's legacy.

Since March, the Leon Trotsky House Museum in Mexico has been closed to the public as a result of the measures taken to limit the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. We have therefore received an appeal from Volkov to support the museum in these difficult conditions. Please click here to read more and donate generously.

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The meeting was streamed live on Facebook (event here) and YouTube and translated simultaneously into a number of different languages, including Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Urdu/Hindi.

You can find an archive of Trotsky's writings at trotsky.net, and for an introduction to his life and ideas, we reccomend 'In Memory of Leon Trotsky', a pamphlet by Alan Woods.

As part of the meeting, we screened the IMT's documentary, Leon Trotsky - The life of a revolutionaryClick here or scroll down to watch the documentary with your preferred subtitles.

Finally, Wellred Books has published a new edition of The First Five Years of the Communist International, which is a treasure trove of Trotsky's writings and speeches during the building of the Comintern. It is available to purchase here.

Leon Trotsky - The life of a revolutionary (documentary)