History

New book: How Blairism sank its claws into the Labour Party

From the new book "From Militant to the Socialist Party" by Peter Taaffe 2 May, as well as being in the midst of preparations for the upcoming snap election, marks 20 years since another general election – the one in ...

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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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Russia 1917: When the working class took power into its own hands

Today, 7th November, (in the new style calendar) is the 99th anniversary of the 1917 Russian Revolution and the overthrow of the capitalist and Tsarist regime. For the first time in human history, power was in the hands of the ...

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Trotskyism’s rich history in Scotland

Ronnie Stevenson - Socialist Party Scotland and a supporter of Militant from 1975 The right wing of the Parliamentary Labour Party, aided by their friends in the media, have tried everything to undermine Corbyn’s leadership. One of the tactics has been to ...

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Ireland: 100th anniversary of Easter 1916 Rising

  Cillian Gillespie, Socialist Party (CWI Ireland) This weekend marks the centenary of the Easter 1916 Rising against British rule in Ireland. For many working class people in Ireland this event is regarded as a key defining event in Irish ...

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Liverpool: When a socialist council refused to implement the cuts

One of the leaders of the 1980’s Liverpool council struggle, Tony Mulhearn, will be speaking in Glasgow on Thursday at a public meeting on how to combat the austerity onslaught. (see below for details) From 1983 to 1987 Liverpool City ...

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Celebrating the 80th Anniversary of the 1934 Minneapolis Strikes

By Alan Jones and Ty Moore – Socialist Alternative (US section of the Committee for a Workers’ International)  This year marks the 80th anniversary of one of the greatest labor revolts in U.S. history: the strikes of the Minneapolis Teamsters ...

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Militant anniversary: 50 years of socialism and workers’ struggle

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Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary When we started publishing Militant, the Socialist’s predecessor, in October 1964, few of our political opponents expected that we would not only continue publication for 50 years, but become an important factor in subsequent ...

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World War 1: 100 years since the great slaughter

Tony Saunois, article originally published in special WWI edition of Socialism Today, magazine of the Socialist Party (CWI in England & Wales) The first world war began 100 years ago, unleashing slaughter on an unprecedented scale. This anniversary has featured ...

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