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27 May 2009
"A Very British Revolution," thundered the Telegraph in the aftermath of the ejection from the House of Commons of Speaker Michael Martin, the first time this has happened since 1695. Shades of 'Jacobinism'? Not if you listen to the enraged voices of the 'street', writes Peter Taaffe
15 April 2009
THE SPANISH civil war (1936-39) was the bloodiest stage in the ten year-long Spanish revolution that began in 1931. As Hannah Sell explains, Spain was a further confirmation of Leon Trotsky's theory of 'permanent revolution', which was earlier borne out in the Russian workers' socialist revolution of 1917.
8 April 2009
ONE OF the most important recent developments in the struggle of Egyptian workers for decent living standards and democratic rights was the formation of the first independent trade union (syndicate) for over 50 years, last December...
19 March 2009
FIFTY YEARS ago on 10 March was the beginning of the Tibetan uprising against Chinese rule. It is one of a series of anniversaries taking place this year that the Chinese regime awaits nervously. As the...
24 February 2009
IRANIAN PRESIDENT Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, recently addressed thousands of supporters at Tehran's Azadi (Freedom) Monument, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Iranian Revolution - a revolution carried out by the working class that toppled a brutal western puppet, the Shah...
5 February 2009
FOLLOWING ANGRY daily street protests (above and below), Iceland's right wing coalition government, led by prime minister Geir Haarde, resigned on 26 January, paving the way for new elections on 25 April...
28 January 2009
Historical feature: NINETY YEARS ago this month the German workers rose in the 'Spartacist uprising' - a turning point in the German revolution of 1917-1923 which led to the tragic deaths of revolutionary socialist leaders Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht...
28 January 2009
Film review: This thought-provoking film is about teenage passion meeting with Germany's Nazi past. It centres on Michael Berg, a successful lawyer, whose life becomes involved with a brutal SS concentration camp...
14 January 2009
Che Guevara in military fatigues, 2 June 1959
3 December 2008
CWI International Executive Committee 2008: THE INTERNATIONAL Executive Committee (IEC) of the Committee for a Workers' International (CWI) met in Belgium on 23-29 November. Hannah Sell gives a summary of Peter Taaffe's introduction to the session on the global economic crisis and its political consequences with highlights from the discussion.
3 December 2008
ON SUNDAY 23 November, more than 14 million people in Venezuela came out early in the morning to elect governors, mayors and regional representatives, writes Johan Rivas, Colectivo Socialismo Revolucionario, the CWI group in Venezuela...
26 November 2008
What is the relationship between art, revolution, capitalism and class struggle? This year was the first time there was a commission on 'art and revolution' at the annual summer school of the Committee...
5 November 2008
German revolutionary socialist Karl Liebknecht addresses a mass workers' demonstration
22 October 2008
Film review: Based on a graphic novel memoir written by Marjane Satrapi, Persepolis is a treat. An animated film, it is unlike anything I've ever seen before, mainly, but not entirely, in black and white and very...
2 October 2008
Reviewed by Nancy Taaffe Marxists are often accused of being idealists. However, in my mind, the million dollar questions are always whether the idea is any good, whether it can become a reality, and whether it moves history society forward or drags it back.
24 September 2008
EVO MORALES, the Bolivian president, won a crushing victory in the 10 August re-call referendum, winning 67.4% of the national vote on a turnout of over 83%, writes Tony Saunois (CWI) and, Roberto Antezana (CWI, Bolivia).
10 September 2008
4 June 2008
21 May 2008
Book review: In times when the idea of a socialist revolution is treated as laughable, socialists are commonly asked: is a revolution possible in a rich country like Britain?
19 May 2008
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