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Westminster sexual harassment scandal: symptom of a rotten system

Editorial from the Socialist - the paper of the Socialist Party in England and Wales  Eight years after Westminster was first engulfed by the expenses scandal a new outrage is threatening to swamp parliament. The Tory government, already clinging to power by ...

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Russia, October 1917: When workers took power

Hannah Sell, Socialist Party England and Wales deputy general secretary With monotonous predictability the centenary of the Russian revolution has led to an outpouring of bile – not aimed in the main at the ‘acceptable’ February revolution – but at ...

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Spanish government repression against Catalonia must be met with a general strike

Statement from Izquierda Revolucionaria (Revolutionary Left in the Spanish State) Release Jordi Sánchez and Jordi Cuixart! Down the PP government! For a Catalan socialist republic! After the brutal police repression unleashed on 1 October against the people of Catalonia, the ...

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Scottish Labour: on the road to recovery? A review of Socialism and Hope

The pro-business, pro-war policies of the last 20 years decimated Labour Party support in Scotland. Then it signed up to the establishment’s project fear in the independence referendum. By 2015 it had only one MP in Westminster. Now, with support ...

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Russian Revolution: BBC dramatises John Reed’s classic, ‘Ten Days that Shook the World’

BBC radio four is broadcasting, this week, a dramatised version of John Reed’s classic book about the Russian Revolution, ‘Ten Days That Shook The World’. The BBC blurb describes (somewhat patronisingly) the American socialist-journalist’s book as “John Reed’s vivid eye-witness ...

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Che Guevara 50 years on – revolutionary socialist and fighter

Fifty years after his death, the image of Che Guevara is familiar to most people. A fashion statement for some, for many others it is a political declaration. They identify with the legacy left by Che Guevara as a symbol ...

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Build mass action to bring down Rajoy – For a Catalan socialist republic

Statement from Esquerra Revolucionaria (CWI in Catalunya) On 1 October, Catalonia looked like a territory under military occupation. Thousands of police and civil guards – sent by the government of the Partido Popular (People’s Party/PP) and the State Attorney’s Office ...

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Spain/Catalonia: Mass action needed to bring down the PP government

For a general strike on 3 October against repression and for the right to decide! Thousands of police and civil guards carried out savage repression in Catalonia to try to prevent the right to vote in the referendum on 1 ...

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Labour conference: Corbyn’s support must be used to defeat the Blairites

Editorial from the Socialist - the paper of the Socialist Party in England and Wales  As the Labour Party goes into its third annual conference with Jeremy Corbyn as leader, are his anti-austerity policies closer to being realised? Is the ...

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Catalonia: Students’ strike called against state repression

Statement from Sindicato De Estudiantes - Estado Español (Students Union)  Defeat the PP government’s ‘Francoist’ offensive against Catalonia! Every student fight to defend democratic rights! Organise meetings, strikes and demonstrations! The Partido Popular (People’s Party/PP) and the State apparatus, heir of the ...

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