At a recent meeting of the International Marxist Tendency in Canada, Alex Grant, editor of Fightback magazine, speaks on the writings of Trotsky in the 1930’s. This period, encompassing the Great Depression and mass revolutionary movements, is a goldmine of ideas for today’s youth and working class activists. Grant gives an overview of the flavour of Trotsky’s writings of the period in order to encourage further reading and study.
This speech only has time to touch on a variety of issues over the period. The intention is to be in introduction to spark interest in the works from this period. To aid the listener in deeper study, here are links to relevant works. Unfortunately, many more are not online.
Transitional Demands during Economic Crisis
Germany & 3rd Period Stalinism
Germany: from Revolution to Counter-Revolution – Rob Sewell
For a 4th International
Crisis in France
Traditions of Organizing a Revolutionary Party
Death of Leon Sedov
Leon Sedov – 70 years since his murder – Rob Sewell