Created on Sunday, 19 August 2012 21:36 Written by Fightback
On August 21, 1940 the great revolutionary fighter, theoretician, and martyr, Leon Trotsky, died of the wounds inflicted in a brutal attack by a Stalinist agent. To mark the 72nd anniversary of his assassination we want to bring to the attention of our readers some of the material published on the In Defence of Marxism Website. The work and ideas of Trotsky are an inspiration to active workers throughout the world and in the same way that we publish the works of James Connolly we have been publishing Trotsky's works also.
While Connolly's tradition and ideas have been adopted by all manner of people - many of whom have no right to them at all, Trotsky's role in the Russian Revolution and in the development of the marxist movement in Russia was first denied, then buried by Stalin and his henchmen. Ultimately like Connolly he was murdered for being a representative of the best of the worker's movement, represented by the Internationalist and Revolutionary Marxist tradition.