Who Is Karl Marx?
When writing The Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx thought he was providing a road to utopia, but everywhere his ideas were tried, they resulted in catastrophe and mass murder. In this video, Paul Kengor...
Harry Ring
Harry Ring (1918 - April 18, 2007) was an American communist and a founding member of the Socialist Workers Party.Ring joined the communist movement in Newark, New Jersey in 1936, and he served on th...
José Carlos Mariátegui
José Carlos Mariátegui La Chira (14 June 1894 – 16 April 1930) was a Peruvian journalist, political philosopher, and activist. A prolific writer before his early death at age 35, he is considere...
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Axel Danielsson
Axel Danielsson (15 December 1863 – 30 December 1899) was a Swedish socialist agitator, journalist and writer, born in Värmland. He was a prominent leader of the early Swedish Social Democratic Party....
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A. L. Morton
(Arthur) Leslie Morton ( 4 July 1903 – 23 October 1987) was a prolific English Marxist historian. He worked as an independent scholar; from 1946 onwards he was the Chair of the Historians Group of the...
Ahmed Shawki (socialist)
Ahmed Shawki is an Arab American socialist activist and journalist, the editor of the International Socialist Review and a leader of the International Socialist Organization.
Miron Constantinescu
Miron Constantinescu (December 13, 1917 – 1974) was a Romanian communist politician, a leading member of the Romanian Communist Party (PCR, known as PMR for a period of his lifetime), as well as a Mar...
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Thein Pe Myint
Thein Pe Myint (Burmese: သိန်းဖေမြင့် [θéɪɴ pʰè mjɪ̰ɴ]; also Thakin Thein Pe (သခင် သိန်းဖေ [θəkʰɪ̀ɴ θéɪɴ pʰè]); 10 July 1914 – 15 January 1978) was an influential Burmese politician, writer and jo...
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Sergei Prokopovich
Sergei Nikolaevich Prokopovich (Russian: Серге́й Николаевич Прокопович; 1871–1955) was a Russian economist, sociologist, "Revisionist" Social-Democrat and liberal politician.
Prokopovich was b...
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Kemal Tahir
Kemal Tahir (March 13, 1910 - April 21, 1973) was a prominent Turkish novelist and intellectual. Tahir spent 13 years of his life imprisoned due to political reasons and wrote some of his most importa...
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Cesare Pavese
Cesare Pavese ([ˈtʃeːzare paˈveːze]; 9 September 1908 – 27 August 1950) was an Italian poet, novelist, literary critic and translator. He is widely considered among the major authors of the 20th centu...
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Charles Rappoport
Charles Rappoport (1865, Dūkštas, Lithuania – November 17, 1941, Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, Cahors, France) was a Russian-born French militant communist politician, journalist and writer. A Jewish inte...
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Aleksandr Samoylovich Martynov
Alexandr Martynov (Alexandr Martinov; also, Aleksandr Samoilovich Pikker;) (1865 – 1935) was a Menshevik before the Russian revolutions of 1917, and for a few years after the revolution a critic...
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Michel Warschawski
Michel Warschawski (Mikado) (Hebrew: מיכאל ורשבסקי (מיקאדו)‎) is an Israeli anti-Zionist activist. He led the Marxist Revolutionary Communist League (previously Matzpen-Jerusalem) until its ...
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Mumia Abu-Jamal
Mumia Abu-Jamal (born Wesley Cook April 24, 1954) is an American former activist and journalist who was convicted and sentenced to death on July 3, 1982, for the December 1981 murder of Philadelphia p...
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Philip Gunawardena
Don Philip Rupasinghe Gunawardena (11 January 1901 – 26 March 1972) introduced Trotskyism to Sri Lanka, where he is a national hero, known as 'the Father of Socialism' and as 'the Lion of Boralugoda'....
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Giuliana Sgrena
Giuliana Sgrena (born December 20, 1948) is an Italian journalist who works for the Italian communist newspaper Il Manifesto and the German weekly Die Zeit. While working in Iraq, she was kidnapped by...
Nordahl Grieg
Johan Nordahl Brun Grieg, known as Nordahl Grieg, (1 November 1902 in Bergen – 2 December 1943 in Kleinmachnow near Berlin) was a Norwegian poet, novelist, dramatist, journalist and political ac...
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Mary-Alice Waters
Mary-Alice Waters is a socialist journalist and activist in the United States.Waters became involved in Trotskyist politics at a young age, and joined the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) in the 1960s. ...
Pier Paolo Pasolini
Pier Paolo Pasolini ([ˈpjɛr ˈpaolo pazoˈlini]; 5 March 1922 – 2 November 1975) was an Italian film director, poet, writer and intellectual. Pasolini distinguished himself as a poet, journalist, philos...
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David Widgery
David Widgery (27 April 1947 – 26 October 1992) was a British Trotskyist writer, journalist, polemicist, physician, and activist.
Widgery was born in Barnet and grew up in Maidenhead, Berksh...
Joseph Hansen (socialist)
Joseph Leroy Hansen (June 16, 1910 – January 18, 1979), was an American Trotskyist and leading figure in the Socialist Workers Party.Born in Richfield, Utah, Joseph Hansen was the oldest of 15 childre...
Ernest Mandel
Ernest Ezra Mandel ([manˈdɛl]; also known by various pseudonyms such as Ernest Germain, Pierre Gousset, Henri Vallin, Walter; 5 April 1923, Frankfurt – 20 July 1995, Brussels), was a revolutionary Mar...
Mike Marqusee
Mike Marqusee (pronounced mar-kuh-see; 27 January 1953 – 13 January 2015) was an American writer, journalist and political activist in London. His partner was the barrister Liz Davies.Marqusee's firs...
John Rose (UK politician)
John Rose is a British Trotskyist politician and a leading member of the Socialist Workers Party. He is of Jewish descent and best known as a speaker on Israel and Palestine and as a critic of Zionism...
William F. Dunne
William Francis "Bill" Dunne (1887 – 1953) was an American Marxist political activist and trade unionist. He is best remembered as the editor of the radical Butte Bulletin around the t...
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Henri Barbusse
Henri Barbusse ([ɑ̃ʁi baʁbys]; May 17, 1873 – August 30, 1935) was a French novelist and a member of the French Communist Party. He was a life long friend of Albert Einstein.
The son of a French ...
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Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Mumia Abu-Jamal
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Mumia Abu-Jamal was a 1982 murder trial in which Mumia Abu-Jamal was tried and convicted for the first-degree murder of police officer Daniel Faulkner, receiving the de...
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C. L. R. James
Cyril Lionel Robert James (4 January 1901 – 19 May 1989), best known as C. L. R. James, who sometimes wrote under the pen-name J. R. Johnson, was an Afro-Trinidadian historian, journalist, social...
Noe Zhordania
Noe Zhordania (also transliterated as Jordania; Georgian: ნოე ჟორდანია; Russian: Ной Никола́евич Жорда́ния) (14 January [O.S. 2 January] 1868 (according to other sources: 21 ...
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