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Marx’s Capital at 150: an unequalled analysis and critique of capitalism, still relevant today

Robin Clapp, Socialist Party England and Wales national committee The Daily Mail reacted with predictable hysteria when, in May 2017, John McDonnell stated: “You can’t understand the capitalist system without reading Marx’s Das Kapital.” When asked to immediately condemn his shadow ...

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“Finland Station” and the struggle for socialism today

By Alan Jones, US Socialist Alternative, New York A Response to Bhaskar Sunkara  At the end of June, in the midst of a growing discussion about socialism in the United States, Bhaskar Sunkara published an important op-ed in the New ...

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1917 Russian Revolution: The July Days and battles with counterrevolution

Judy Beishon, Socialist Party executive committee Massive demonstrations involving nearly a million people erupted in Petrograd on 2-3 July 1917, in a colossal outburst of anger and discontent. Workers, soldiers and peasants were reacting in fury at the failure of ...

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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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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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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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Europe’s euro-crisis and prospects for class struggle

Kevin Parslow, Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales) The recent events in Greece provided the backdrop to the discussion on Europe at the 2015 Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) School. Over 300 people from 22 countries attended the CWI ...

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Socialism and the national question today.

From Socialism Today No.181, September 2014 by Peter Taaffe, General Secretary of Socialist Party (England and Wales), CWI International Secretariat The bloody conflict in Ukraine, alongside the slaughter of the Palestinian people in Gaza, has brought the issue of the ‘national question’ ...

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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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