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The story of Trotsky's unfinished biography of Stalin

Wellred Books proudly presents a work eighty years in the making: Leon Trotsky's unfinished biography of Stalin. We publish here the story behind the publication of this book - the most extensive edition of the book ever, completed from the original archive material - as told by Rob Sewell, editor of Socialist Appeal. Make a pledge today and help raise the money needed to finish this project!

Donate to the global fight against capitalism!

We aim to raise £9,000 over the next two months to go towards the work of building the forces of Marxism internationally and to pay for comrades from Pakistan and elsewhere to be able to attend the World Congress of the International Marxist Tendency this summer. But we can’t do this without your help! Please donate generously today!

David King passes away: a tragic loss

David King, British graphic designer and collector of Soviet art, sadly passed away last week on Wednesday 11th May. Alan Woods pays tribute to David and his incredibly valuable contribution to keeping the memory of the Russian Revolution alive through his books and impressive collection of historical photos and posters.

"And The Weak Suffer What They Must?" by Yanis Varoufakis

Josh Holroyd reviews the latest book by Yanis Varoufakis, And The Weak Suffer What They Must?, in which the former finance minister in Greece offers a potted history of post-war global finance, the rise of the euro, and its spectacular fall, along with his own prognosis and solution for the interminable crisis of European capitalism.

Revolutionary optimism on display at Socialist Appeal supporters conference

Over the weekend of 8-10th April, over 120 Socialist Appeal supporters and sellers met in London to discuss the turbulent economic and political situation developing in Britain - and internationally - and to take stock of the tasks facing Marxists in the period ahead. The mood at the conference, hosted by the UCLU and SOAS Marxist societies, was one of brimming optimism and enthusiasm about the prospects for building the forces of Marxism.

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