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Misc. Documents of Archival/Historic Interest



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 6/27/10; Revolutionary Union On Homosexuals: Malicious Maoist Bigotry First printed in Young Spartacus #26, November 1974. We are appending a 1992 IBT statement on the Revolutionary Communist Party, which the RU later renamed itself.]


Added 6/27/10; Reactionaries Fan Homophobic Hysteria: The Politics of AIDS First printed in 1917 #2, Summer 1986. 


Added 6/27/10; Only Socialism Can Bring Freedom to Lesbians and Gays! First printed in 1917 West #1 Spring 1992]  



Related Interest;  Socialist attitudes in the 1800's


August Bebel

On Homosexuality and the Penal Code (1898)

Eduard Bernstein

The Judgement of Abnormal Sexual Intercourse (1895)