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14 June 2012
In February 1917 in Russia, women textile workers in Petrograd went on strike and during subsequent days were joined by industrial workers across the city, small business people, students and many soldiers...
7 March 2012
For more than a century, 8 March has been the day to commemorate and celebrate the fight of working class and revolutionary women for a better deal and a socialist society, writes Remembering the struggles and victories of women workers.
7 March 2012
Film review: David Johnson reviews a new documentary showing the history of struggle in the Middle East's largest factory...
15 February 2012
Condemnation of Leon Trotsky is well-trodden ground for so-called biographer Robert Service. Service was condemned by The American Historical Review (June 2011), which considered his 'biography' of Trotsky
1 February 2012
"Revolution is a process, not a single act": 14 January marked the first anniversary of the downfall of the hated dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali by the Tunisian revolution
25 January 2012
The 2011 revolutionary movements of young people, workers and the most downtrodden swept through north Africa and the Middle East and inspired social movements across the world...
4 January 2012
In this special new year feature, Peter Taaffe looks back at 2011, a year of crisis, struggle and revolution. This article is based on a statement prepared for the Committee for a Workers' International, the world socialist organisation to which the Socialist Party is affiliated.
7 December 2011
Goodbye Barcelona: The idea of a musical commemorating the epic Spanish civil war (1936-39), and inspired by the heroism of the International Brigades may appear incongruous, writes Tony Saunois.
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.
23 November 2011
Thousands of activists have fought running battles with security forces for control of Tahrir Square, Cairo...
21 November 2011
The titanic 30 November strike will display the colossal power of the working class to resist the savage cuts demanded by the capitalists and Con-Dems, writes Peter Taaffe, General Secretary, Socialist Party.
2 November 2011
Following the revolutionary events at the start of 2011 in Tunisia, in which the country's youth, unemployed and workers overthrew the 24-year long dictatorship of president Ben Ali, elections have recently taken place for a constituent assembly...
26 October 2011
Independent action by Libyan workers, youth and poor vital to prevent revolution's derailment: While the defeat of the last major forces defending Gaddafi's dictatorial and increasingly megalomaniac regime was widely welcomed, the way in which it fell means that clouds now hang over the future of the Libyan revolution, writes Robert Bechert.
26 August 2011
Libya: No to foreign military intervention - Libyan workers, youth and poor must act independently of imperialism
After six long months of bloody, protracted struggle the overthrow of the dictatorial Gaddafi regime was greeted with rejoicing by large numbers of Libyans, although by no means all. Robert Bechert, CWI, reports.
6 July 2011
One of the false arguments against socialism and communism is that these ideas are 'foreign'. Karl Marx was a German Jew and a follower of the German philosopher Hegel. 'Revolution is something that...
1 June 2011
The wave of revolutions that swept across the Middle East and North Africa have now reached turning points
18 May 2011
A Socialist Party 2011 Congress document: This document was first drafted in mid-January 2011 by the Socialist Party executive committee; subsequently some amendments were incorporated during a discussion at the party's congress on 26-28 February 2011...
4 May 2011
The mass struggles against dictatorships and poverty sweeping North Africa and the Middle East encourage workers and young people in the region and internationally to seek to learn from previous revolutionary movements, writes Niall Mulholland
13 April 2011
Revolutions in danger, decisive workers' action necessary: Recent days have again shown that, despite the masses' yearning for real change, freedom and the heroic events of the past months, none of the revolutions in North Africa have so far secured a certain victory
30 March 2011
What we think:
* No to imperialist intervention
* Build an independent force of workers and the poor
The Libyan revolution is at a crossroads. But the turning point is not simply the rapidly shifting battle around the Gulf of Sirte.
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