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17 February 2021
The film 'Dear Comrades', produced by the Russian film-maker Andrei Konchalevsky, came out last year and won the Special Jury Prize at the 2020 Venice Film Festival.
19 August 2020
What does Orwell's fable actually say about revolution?
26 June 2019
While lauding the marvellous TV series Chernobyl, the capitalist press has gleefully criticised 'socialism', and even Corbyn, for the Ukrainian nuclear disaster
12 June 2019
This five-part docudrama focuses on the disaster in 1986 that took place at the Chernobyl (now part of Ukraine) nuclear facility in the Soviet Union.
6 March 2019
Ninety years ago this January, Leon Trotsky was exiled from the Soviet Union. Joseph Stalin and his increasingly powerful bureaucracy gave the command.
2 May 2018
Marx was born 200 years ago on 5 May. Together with Engels, he formulated the ideas of scientific socialism which were to shake the world
28 February 2018
Sun 'commie spy' smear: Jeremy Corbyn stands accused of collaborating with Czechoslovak Stalinism - but his backing of a Trotskyist call for workers' democracy shows the opposite
14 February 2018
Frustrated workers and youth took the removal of their hardline Stalinist president as the cue
15 November 2017
Letters to the Socialist's editors including cancer treatment privatisation, The Death of Stalin, mental health cuts and Arriva profits.
25 October 2017
Film - The Death of Stalin: Fans of The Thick of It's lampooning of New Labour will notice parallels. The Stalinists, like the Blairites, are egotistical buffoons, completely isolated from the working class
18 October 2017
The centenary of the Russian revolution has led to an outpouring of bile - not mainly aimed at the February revolution, but at October
22 March 2017
Non-fiction review - 'Spain in our hearts': Left-leaning academic Adam Hochschild's remarkable latest work collects the visceral stories of Americans and Canadians who fought fascism as part of the 'International Brigades' in Spain's 1936-9 civil war
1 March 2017
The 1917 Russian revolution was a momentous moment in working class history, in which women played a pivotal and active role
8 February 2017
The Russian revolution a hundred years ago is still a terrifying calamity - for billionaire thieves, warmongers and their political defenders. But for the working class, it meant a boom in living standards, freedom and imagination.
27 September 2016
Review by Socialist Party general secretary Peter Taaffe of "The Life and Death of Leon Trotsky", published in the latest issue of Socialism Today.
11 August 2016
Trotskyism has been in the news since Tom Watson, deputy leader of the Labour Party, accused some new members of the Labour Party of being supporters of Trotsky.
24 February 2016
60 years ago, at the 20th conference of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union on 25 February 1956, first secretary Nikita Khrushchev denounced the dictatorial crimes of Joseph Stalin who had died in 1953.
24 February 2016
Police violence must be condemned: Brutal policing caused a riot in the downtown district of Mong Kok on the first night of the Chinese New Year, 8 February. Socialists on the ground give an eyewitness report.
2 September 2015
100 years ago, during the carnage of World War One, a small number of socialist delegates assembled at an anti-war conference in Zimmerwald, Switzerland.
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