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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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Militant anniversary: 50 years of socialism and workers’ struggle


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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Turkey: Mass protests and strikes erupt against government and mine owners

Socialistworld.net On Tuesday 13 May, apparently faulty electrical equipment sparked a deadly explosion in a coal mine in Soma, western Turkey. The latest news report indicate that at least 282 miners have lost their lives, while over 100 miners are ...

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International Women’s Day – The miners’ strike changed women’s lives

This year is the 30th anniversary of the 1984-85 miners’ strike. An important feature of the strike was the involvement of tens of thousands of women in a huge support network, fundraising and picketing. To mark International Women’s Day 2014 ...

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The 1984/85 miners strike was a civil war without the guns

By Ronnie Stevenson The miner’s strike of 1984/5 has correctly been described as a civil war without guns. That description may be too kind to the ruling class as they did consider using the army, as can be seen from ...

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