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11 June 2014
Counter-revolution crushes democracy movement: On 3 to 4 June 1989, Deng Xiaoping and other aged leaders of China's so-called 'communist' party, ordered 200,000 troops to crush a two-month long movement of workers and students against bureaucratic rule and for workers' democracy
28 May 2014
The Labour Party recently sent me an email asking me to rejoin Labour. I sent back this response, writes Carl Harper.
14 May 2014
Each week members of the Socialist Party sell copies of the Socialist newspaper. Sellers are often questioned about socialist ideas. Here Socialist Party general secretary Peter Taaffe ‘reports’ on one such discussion as it might take place
26 February 2014
Defending Mark Harding: Around 50 RMT members and supporters turned up to protest outside Hammersmith tube station on 25 February
12 February 2014
PCS elections: The elections for the leadership of the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) will start soon, with nominations closing on 6 March. The election will run from 8 April to 8 May
29 January 2014
The elections for the leadership of the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) will start soon, with nominations closing on 6 March
10 August 2013
A genuine socialist government would not be dictatorial. On the contrary, it would extend and deepen democracy enormously
8 October 2012
Aron Atabek is a dissident, prize-winning poet and creative writer in Kazakhstan. On his behalf, Zhainagul and Askar Aidarkhan, his wife and son, flew to London to participate in a Campaign Kazakhstan concert
1 October 2012
Aron Atabek is a dissident, prize-winning poet and creative writer in Kazakhstan. On his behalf, his wife and son are flying to London to participate in a Campaign Kazakhstan concert on Tuesday 2 October,...
20 June 2012
Clear socialist programme for struggle needed: The outcome of the elections in Greece has left the majority of the population with mixed feelings. On the one hand, there is the victory of the right-wing New Democracy...
22 February 2012
Once again, the Unison leadership has been found guilty of "unjustifiable" disciplinary action against four activists
30 November 2011
But military-controlled elections do not signal transition to democracy: Long queues formed at many polling stations, on 28 November, in Cairo and other Egyptian cities and towns, writes Niall Mulholland.
16 November 2011
Riot police in the USA attacked, arrested and evicted people from the anti-capitalist camps in New York, Portland and in Oakland, California...
11 July 2011
* Nationalise the media to allow full and democratic freedom of discussion and decision-making
'Murdochgate', the News of the World scandal, is Britain's Watergate, writes Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary
15 June 2011
About 120 people gathered at the Manchester City stadium for the NHS "Listening Event" - we seemed to be a mixture of NHS managers, health workers, voluntary sector and community activists
8 June 2011
A 'good dictatorship': While pro-democracy opponents of Bahrain's monarchy languish in the country's notorious police cells, F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone (23rd richest person in the UK) has given the green light to restage the cancelled Bahrain grand prix later this year...
23 May 2011
Members of the CWI in Spain have participated in the Spanish youth movement in eight different cities with a special leaflet calling for unity with the working class and a general strike, for elected democratic committees of workers and young people to prepare such a movement and for a revolutionary socialist policy
19 February 2011
In a socialist society the means of producing wealth would be transferred from the hands of an unelected elite, concerned only with making a profit, to the democratic control of ordinary working people...
16 February 2011
Mubarak is no more, relegated to "the dustbin of history". He was blown away by one of the greatest mass movements in history. An edited version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Socialist.
2 February 2011
The Communication Workers Union (CWU) national executive (NEC) has scandalously and without precedent postponed this year's NEC elections until after annual conference in May, writes Socialist Party members in the CWU.
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