What has May 1 become? What is the significance of this “trade union holiday” today? What message do they spread about the working class at this point?
A few days ago, in November, was the 30th anniversary of the outlawing of the CPSU… by its own leaders. We now publish a selection of four texts originally published between 1987 and 1991 in FOR newsletters and magazines with analyses of the Gorbachevian “Perestroika”, of the coup d’etat of ’91 that precipitated the implosion of the stalinist USSR and of the so-called “New World Order” immediately advanced by imperialist powers hoping to get their share of the spoils.
The forces that drove that massive insurrection, capable of defeating the democratic Republic, the military coup leaders and fascism at the same time, are still present and are asserting themselves ever more strongly throughout the world. The Spanish revolution, its lessons and what it means, matter not for what was left behind, but for what lies ahead. It is not memory or history, it is the future.