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7 October 2020
A decade ago, following the financial crash, the Financial Times congratulated capitalism for luck that "the left" was "missing in action"
27 May 2020
The success of the Socialist Party's special appeal has resulted in our Fighting Fund £25,000 national target for the present quarter being achieved halfway through the campaign period!
23 April 2020
14 March 2020
The measures announced by the Tories, in the budget and subsequently, are utterly insufficient to limit the spread of Covid-19.
12 September 2018
On 15 September at a secret London venue top bankers who were part of Lehman Brothers will celebrate the tenth anniversary of their bank's 2008 collapse with "cocktails and canapes".
29 August 2018
Each year, the Committee for a Workers' International (CWI) - the international organisation to which the Socialist Party is affiliated - hosts a summer school bringing together its members based throughout Europe and the world. Here, we carry a report written by Kevin Parslow, outlining the opening discussion on the worldwide crisis of capitalism and the development of the workers' and socialist movement internationally
27 June 2018
Trump's trade war, with other developments like the Russian regime reasserting its role in the Middle East and elsewhere, are opening up a new chapter in world relations
26 July 2017
A congress at the end of the CWI summer school - held in Barcelona - confirmed the unification of the CWI with Izquierda Revolucionaria (IR)
26 July 2017
Stand firm for an internationalist, workers' Brexit: Just six weeks ago Jeremy Corbyn's leadership, and radical election manifesto, led to a historic surge in the Labour vote
8 March 2017
It's only March and already 2017 has been dominated by protests. Millions of people have taken to the streets against the establishment and the status quo.
11 January 2017
Join international day of protest on 20 January: As Donald Trump is sworn in as US President, Socialist Alternative, our US co-thinkers, have put out a call for people to take to the streets in protest against his racist and sexist ideas.
16 November 2016
Struggle, internationalism and socialism, these ideas - and how powerful they can be in action - electrified the magnificent rallies and workshops at Socialism 2016
5 October 2016
At Socialism 2016 over 1,000 people will be discussing the socialist alternative to capitalism. Come along to discuss kicking out the Tories, organising to defeat racism, defending Corbyn's anti-austerity message, the US presidential election, and much more.
6 August 2014
Working class must and will play decisive role: Extracts from a keynote speech at the 2014 CWI summer school by Peter Taaffe, general secretary of the Socialist Party, on world relations and the perspectives for capitalism and the world workers' struggle
15 May 2013
Capitalist crisis: 'Desperate times call for desperate measures': On 4 April the new governor of the Bank of Japan, Haruhiko Kuroda, took the world of finance completely by surprise when he launched an unprecedented stimulus package cash injection
2 May 2012
Iceland's economy is growing again after the deep recession that struck in 2008. But the economic and political crisis is far from over, writes Per-Åke Westerlund. From Offensiv, newspaper of Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna (CWI in Sweden).
28 September 2011
In a recent address to the Canadian parliament, David Cameron bluntly said: "Growth in Europe is stalled. Growth in America has stalled. The effects of the Japanese earthquake, high oil and food prices have created a drag on growth. We're not quite staring down the barrel, but the pattern is clear".
28 September 2011
Greece has recently experienced a barrage of strikes by different sections of the working class - involving transport workers, teachers, some council workers, taxi drivers, mental health workers and others - against the Pasok government's latest austerity measures...
17 February 2010
THE ECONOMIC and political crisis in Greece and other member countries of the eurozone has thrown the single European currency into its deepest crisis since its introduction in 2002, writes Kevin Parslow.
25 March 2009
Build for a one-day general strike
As the global economic crisis intensifies, the world's leaders - the G20 - are meeting this week next to the symbolic heart of the economic maelstrom - the City of London. For over twenty years, the City has been an unregulated financiers' paradise, writes Hannah Sell.
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