In Defence of Marxism
  • Leon Trotsky - The life of a revolutionary

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    To mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution, the International Marxist Tendency and In Defence of October campaign present this original documentary celebrating the life and accomplishments of one of the revolution’s main leaders: Leon Trotsky.

    Alan Woods (editor of the In Defence of Marxism website) narrates Trotsky’s extraordinary career; from his early years as a revolutionary writer and activist, to his leading role alongside Lenin in the October Revolution and Russian Civil War, to his expulsion from Russia and eventual assassination by the murderous Stalinist regime. Featuring footage from the Trotsky museum in Coyoacán Mexico, and first-hand accounts from Trotsky’s grandson, Esteban Volkov, this film is a testament to one of history’s great revolutionaries – whose deeds and ideas are a “shining beacon to all of humankind.”

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    • Brasil: ¿Cómo pudo ganar las elecciones un demagogo de ultraderecha? - Duration: 17 minutes.

      • 2 weeks ago
      Jorge Martín, editor de América Socialista, analiza los motivos de la elección del ultra-derechista Bolsonaro en Brasil.
    • How did Bolsonaro win the Brazilian elections? - Duration: 17 minutes.

      • 2 weeks ago
      Jorge Martin, editor of América Socialista and writer for In Defence of Marxism, discusses the results of Sunday's presidential elections in Brazil, where the far-right candidate, Jair Bolsonaro, w...
    • Saudi monsters and their imperialist friends - Duration: 17 minutes.

      • 1 month ago
      Alan Woods - editor of In Defence of Marxism - discusses the barbaric crimes of the monstrous Saudi regime in the wake of their recent murder of a critical journalist.

      This rotten regime is respon...
    • 2018: Crisis and class struggle - Duration: 2 hours, 6 minutes.

      • 3 months ago
      In this talk from the 2018 IMT World Congress, Alan Woods - editor of In Defence of Marxism - discusses the perspectives for world revolution.

      Alan emphasises the volatility and turbulence seen on...
    • Iran deal collapse: Trump lights a fuse in the Middle East - Duration: 16 minutes.

      • 6 months ago
      Alan Woods - editor of In Defence of Marxism - discusses Trump's decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal and reintroduce sanctions.

      In taking this step, the US President is throwing a lit ...
    • Oh! What a Lovely Peace - Duration: 15 minutes.

      • 6 months ago
      Alan Woods - editor of In Defence of Marxism - discusses the North Korean peace talks, which US President Donald Trump has been quick to claim credit for.

      A year ago, the media was alight with hys...
    • The Pashtun movement and abductions in Pakistan - Duration: 56 minutes.

      • 6 months ago
      Over the last week, comrades from across the International Marxist Tendency have been campaigning for the release of socialist activists in Pakistan, who were abducted by the state for their role i...
    • Syrian chemical attacks and imperialist cynicism - Duration: 12 minutes.

      • 7 months ago
      Alan Woods, editor of In Defence of Marxism, discusses the Western response to gas attacks in Syria.

      Trump, Macron, and May have all been banging the war drums over the alleged use of chemical wea...
    • Imperialism and crisis in the Middle East - Duration: 55 minutes.

      • 7 months ago
      Hamid Alizadeh - editor at - speaks at a recent meeting of the LSE Marxist society about the political situation in the region.

      From the Arab Spring of 2011 to the present day: Ham...
    • Turkey's attack on the Kurds: who are the real terrorists? - Duration: 13 minutes.

      • 7 months ago
      Alan Woods, editor of, discusses the hypocrisy of the imperialists regarding events in the Middle East.

      On the one hand, Theresa May and Donald Trump have recently been wining-and-...
    • May vs Putin: The mouse that roared - Duration: 13 minutes.

      • 8 months ago
      Alan Woods, editor of In Defence of Marxism, discusses the latest spy thriller: the attempted assassination of an MI6 double agent, Sergei Skripal, and his daughter in Salisbury, England.

      The Tori...
    • Alan Woods (Corriente Marxista Internacional) apoya la campaña de Samán - Duration: 8 minutes, 33 seconds.

      • 11 months ago
      El dirigente de la Corriente Marxista Internacional Alan Woods explica el contexto y la importancia de la campaña de Eduardo Samán para la Alcaldía de Caracas.
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