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Historic Documents on Youth & Student Struggles



In this section of our web site we will repost a variety of documents produced by Revolutionary Regroupment's political predecessors, concentrating on the post-WW 2 period of the Trotskyist movement. While we seek to continue the work and build on the contributions of those who came before us, we do not dogmatically defend past mistakes that may inevitably have been committed. Therefore our posting these documents reflects broad agreement, not an uncritical adherence to every secondary argument and formulation. For a fuller documentation see the Marxists Internet Archive ( and material published on the web site of the International Bolshevik Tendency ( before our break with them on 9/25/08.



Added 1/16/11; The Tasks of the Revolutionary Youth by V.I. Lenin. First printed in Student, No. 2-3., September 1903.


Added 1/16/11; The Third International by by Alexandra Kollontai. First printed in The American Socialist, Oct. 23, 1915.


Added 1/16/11; Hail, ‘Young Spartacus’!  by James P. Cannon. First published in The Militant, October 24, 1931.


Added 7/14/11; Open the Road to the Woman Worker! Open the Road to the Youth! by Leon Trotsky. Excerpted from The Transitional Program, 1938.


Added 7/14/11; The Struggle Against the Youth by Leon Trotsky. Excerpted from The Revoluion Betrayed, 1936.


Added 8/19/12; Trade Unionists and Revolutionists by James P. Cannon. Speech delivered on May 11, 1953. First Printed in Fourth International, Vol.15 No.2, Spring 1954.



Added 12/28/08: Material on the Berkeley Free Speech Movement  Produced by the Spartacist group in 1964-1965. A lengthy article by Geoff White, supplemented by a short leaflet directed to FSM activists on campus. Both were originally posted online at


Added 8/19/12; The Working Class & The Park First printed in Spartacist West #16, 27, June 1969.  


Added 8/19/12; Founding Conference of the 4th International: "Resolution on Youth": Revolutionary Communist Youth Introduction First Printed in Revolutionary Communist Youth Newsletter, No. 17, May-June 1973  


Added 12/28/08: Youth, Class & Party. Basic programmatic document adopted at the September 1971 Founding Conference of the Revolutionary Communist Youth (RCY). Published with a new intro in 1974. 


Added 1/16/11; Student Struggles Engulf Brazil First printed in Young Spartacus #56, July/August 1977.


Added 12/28/08: The following 3 statements,Students Under the Ax, Budgets Bankers & Bloodsuckers and Fight the New Round of Tuition Hikes! were distributed by CUNY student activists supporting the International Bolshevik Tendency during the 1995-97 struggles.


Added 7/14/11; A Communist Perspective for Student/Educational Struggles First distributed at the Rio de Janeiro Federal University on August 2010.