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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.
31 January 2011
Hundreds of thousands remain on streets defying repression - For an indefinite general strike!
Mubarak's rotten regime is tottering on the brink. Six days of mass protests have grown into a nation-wide revolutionary wave of defiance.
26 January 2011
Two weeks ago a powerful revolt of the Tunisian masses swept away the dictator, President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, after decades of autocratic rule, growing joblessness and high food prices...
19 January 2011
National Shop Stewards Network conference 22 January: In the debates and discussions that have taken place in the run up to the NSSN special anti-cuts conference on 22 January, a number of assumptions and misunderstandings have been raised in meetings around the country and also circulated on the internet...
22 September 2010
EIGHTH SEPTEMBER 2010 will be marked as a 'Black Day' in the history of the capitalist democratic system in Sri Lanka, writes Siritunga Jayasuriya, United Socialist Party (CWI, Sri Lanka).
19 May 2010
A TWO-month stand-off between Thailand's government and thousands of opposition 'Red Shirt' protesters encamped in the commercial district of Bangkok appears to be heading for a bloody showdown, writes Dave Carr.
5 May 2010
Comment: Would having an 'executive Mayor' be more democratic than the way Tower Hamlets council is run at the moment...
7 April 2010
Editorial: The rail union democratically agreed and planned an effective strike. Network Rail bosses went running to the courts...
10 March 2010
Don't let Unison democracy go up in smoke!
Join Unison members outside Congress House on Great Russell Street, London, Monday 15 March 6pm onwards - Unison members bring your letters from Unison HQ to burn!
12 January 2010
Editorial: After a series of discussions by participants in the 'No2EU-Yes to Democracy' European election coalition there will now be a general election challenge under the newly-registered electoral banner, Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC).
17 December 2009
Socialist Party statement: On the decision of one judge and at the behest of British Airways bosses, the workers of Britain and their trade unions have been told that the democratic right to strike has been cancelled.
This "disgraceful legal judgment" as the union Unite correctly called it, makes voting in any union ballot almost irrelevant if it does not suit the wishes of the bosses and their friends in the judiciary. Any strike can be declared 'illegal'...
2 December 2009
In the last few weeks the industrial dispute between British Airways cabin crew and management has become increasingly bitter, writes Neil Cafferky.
28 October 2009
Michael Moore's new film Capitalism: A Love Story opens with a simple message: "Capitalism is evil," and must be replaced with a system that puts the interests of ordinary people over profit, writes Reviewed by Dan DiMaggio, Socialist Alternative, USA.
14 September 2009
1. What Made the Communards' Attempt Heroic?: It is well known that in the autumn of 1870, a few months before the Commune, Marx warned the Paris workers that any attempt to overthrow the government would be the folly of despair...
14 September 2009
1. Presentation of the Question by Marx: Marx explains this question most thoroughly in his Critique of the Gotha Programme (letter to Bracke, May 5, 1875, which was not published until 1891 when it was printed in Neue Zeit, vol...
1 August 2009
Around 60 supporters attended the lobby to Defend the Four outside the Unison HQ in London on 30th July. See Unison witch-hunt: Defend the Unison Four! for details...
8 July 2009
London Literature Festival review: The London Literature Festival 2009 opened on 2 July at the Southbank Centre, with Arundhati Roy, introducing her new book Listening to grasshoppers: field notes on democracy...
1 July 2009
There has been much talk in the wake of the MPs' expenses scandals of the need to make politicians more accountable, extend democracy and empower people and their communities, writes James Kerr, Lewisham Socialist Party.
5 June 2009
London: IN SPITE of the national media news blackout on the 'No2EU-Yes to Democracy' workers' alternative in the European elections, there have been many successful public meetings held around the country, as the following reports show, writes Sarah Sachs-Eldridge.
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