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Book Reviews: Trotsky and February 1917 – Preparing for revolution

Peter Taaffe, from the February 2017 issue of Socialism Today (monthly magazine of the Socialist Party – CWI England & Wales) When the Russian revolution began in February 1917, leading revolutionaries, including Leon Trotsky and Vladimir Lenin, were in exile. ...

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Football abuse scandal: Reclaim the game for justice and accountability

Matt Dobson, Socialist Party Scotland Former football player Andy Woodward waived his right to anonymity on 16 November. His story of being sexually abused as a youth player by convicted paedophile Barry Bennell at Crewe Alexandra FC came out in ...

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2017: Upheaval and fightback will continue

  Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party England and Wales general secretary 2016 was the year when the pent-up anger of the masses worldwide finally spilled over in a series of political earthquakes – a delayed reaction to the devastating world economic ...

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Russian Revolution centenary: Defending the legacy in a new era

Editorial from Socialism Today, Dec/Jan 2017 edition (the magazine of the Socialist Party England and Wales) The year 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the Russian revolution. The 1917 revolution stands out as the greatest event in history – so ...

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Scottish budget: SNP’s sorry capitulation to austerity continues

Philip Stott reports The Scottish Government’s draft budget for 2017/18, which was unveiled on Thursday, was yet another sorry chapter in the SNP’s capitulation to Tory austerity. Finance secretary Derek MacKay claimed that the budget would deliver “£240 million extra ...

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CWI: International Executive Committee meeting underlines huge potential

Judy Beishon, article for the Socialist, paper of the Socialist Party (CWI in England & Wales) An excellent and inspiring six-day meeting of the International Executive Committee (IEC) of the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) ended on 3 December. ...

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Strike action delivers pay victory for college staff

FE support staff in colleges across Scotland, organised in Unison and the GMB, have won their demand for a £450 pay rise and parity with the increase won by college lecturers earlier in 2016. This great result shows that strike action delivers. ...

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Tories announce plans to shut half of Glasgow’s Jobcentres

David Semple, PCS rep, Greater Glasgow branch On Wednesday 7th December, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) announced that 8 of the 16 Jobcentres in Glasgow were being considered for closure. These plans for closures were originally announced in ...

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