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 ...Read More »
By Sinead Daly Saturday, January 21st, 2017, will go down in the history books as a truly historic moment. We saw a global revolt of women, not just against Trump but against the ideas and interests he represents; misogyny, racism ...Read More »
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. ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
Sinead Daly International Women’s Day – 8 March – commemorates and celebrates the struggles of women workers worldwide against low pay and exploitation. It was born out of the heroic efforts of women workers over 100 years ago striking and ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
Clare Doyle, Committee for a Workers’ International The first of May is traditionally the day of international workers’ solidarity, celebrated by class fighters around the world. Its origins lie in the 19th century struggles, mainly amongst manual workers in the ...Read More »
On the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall the world media have been falling over themselves to commemorate events that showed once and for all that capitalism was victorious, that communism, socialism and Marxism were confined to the dustbin of history and the people of Russia and Eastern Europe can now bask in the wealth and freedom that we in the west have ‘enjoyed’ for decades.
What a crushing disappointment the reality of market capitalism has meant for the working class in these countries. Mass unemployment, poverty pay, inequality and war have been the reality for millions of people. Women, in particular, have faced the sharp edge these social and economic ‘reforms’.
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