Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/950/25520

From The Socialist newspaper, 24 May 2017

The sequel to Peter Taaffe's 'The Rise of Militant'

'From Militant to the Socialist Party' - new book now available

The launch party photo Mary Finch

The launch party photo Mary Finch   (Click to enlarge)

This general election campaign will see a choice for those opposed to Tory austerity.

The battle within Labour rages over Tony Blair's legacy and those seeking to continue it, and supporters of Corbyn who want to see working class political representation.

In this battle, the influence of Militant has been a touchstone, showing how it is possible for working class people to organise and win.

'From Militant to the Socialist Party' covers developments from the New Labour takeover to the first rumblings of the world economic crisis of 2007-8, and is the sequel to 'The Rise of Militant'.

In the aftermath of the collapse of the Stalinist regimes, capitalism's representatives proclaimed "the end of history." But the struggles of workers and young people continued.

From the Liverpool dockers' strike to the mass movements against the invasion of Iraq, From Militant to the Socialist Party charts the fightback, and highlights the lessons of these movements for today.

As Blair and New Labour implemented neoliberal attacks, the fight for working class political representation is a fun-damental battle charted out here. As right-wing trade union leaders preached 'par-tnership' with the bosses, trade union militants showed that a fighting strategy was possible.

This book is not written from the sidelines, but by an active participant. From Militant to the Socialist Party offers unique insight into how Marxists organised, and the programme and strategy put forward at key stages of the struggle. The crucial discussions and debate among socialists at the time are drawn out here, to provide key lessons for those who want to build a force for socialist ideas today.

The author, Peter Taaffe, is the former editor of the Militant newspaper, and the general secretary of the Socialist Party. He was a founding member of the Committee for a Workers' International, which now organises in 45 countries, on every continent.

As well as playing an active role in the struggles charted here, Peter is the author of several books, including The Rise of Militant, 'Liverpool: A City that Dared to Fight', 'Cuba: Socialism and Democracy', and 'Marxism in Today's World'.

From Militant to the Socialist Party

'From Militant to the Socialist Party' by Peter Taaffe, photo (Sarah Sachs-Eldridge)

'From Militant to the Socialist Party' by Peter Taaffe, photo (Sarah Sachs-Eldridge)   (Click to enlarge)

15 from leftbooks.co.uk

Or call 020 8988 8789; write to PO Box 24697, London E11 1YD

Please make any cheques payable to 'Socialist Books'

Why not click here to join the Socialist Party, or click here to donate to the Socialist Party.


In The Socialist 24 May 2017:


What we think

Manchester bombing: unite against terror, war and racism


Socialist Party news and analysis

Corbyn in - Tories out

Corbyn's pledge: free education - May's plan: hike fees

May's 'dementia tax' wobble vs Corbyn's extra funds

Theresa 'Lunch Snatcher' May vs Jeremy 'free meals' Corbyn

Work doesn't pay: Tory policies have meant another wages cut

Tory oil spoils v poisonous air

Single market = TTIP


Corbyn and Brexit

Corbyn and Brexit: Why a socialist approach to the EU is the only way forward


Bias in the bosses' media

The media, May and the general election


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

Wave after wave: 5,000 at 'rock festival' Corbyn rally in Hull

Things are changing: 20,000 sing for Corbyn at Wirral rock festival!

Socialist Students call on chicken May to debate Corbyn

Blairite warmonger misses chance to fight on Corbyn's popular policies

March of 5,000 against Tory plans to cut 1,000 Bristol teachers

Labour council's threat to children's care centre

Newcastle: fresh faces and the fight in Labour


Workplace news and analysis

Argos: aggressive bosses met by determined strike

Human rights workers strike in support of sacked union members

Window workers walk out after seeing through contract changes

Third strike against driver-only operated trains suspended but dispute continues

Manchester: housing maintenance workers plan strikes every week

PCS DWP conference 2017

Workplace news in brief

National Shop Stewards Network conference


International socialist news and analysis

Trump regime faces deepening crisis

International news in brief


Socialist readers' comments and reviews

'From Militant to the Socialist Party' - new book now available

Gentrification, class and race in Brixton film

Capitalist journal's warning to the bosses: Marx was right, watch out!

The Socialist inbox


 

Home   |   The Socialist 24 May 2017   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate   |   Audio  |   PDF  |   ebook






Related links:

Socialist Party:

triangleManchester Socialist Party: Social housing and safety

triangleHackney Socialist Party: Justice for Grenfell

triangleCaerphilly and RCT Socialist Party: Class struggle erupts across South Africa

triangleBirmingham South East Socialist Party: Education in Crisis

triangleSwansea Socialist Party: Building a Marxist International

The Socialist:

triangleThe Socialist Inbox

triangle"Austerity hurts and the only alternative is socialism"

triangleWhole establishment exposed for role in Grenfell fire

triangleGeneral election: what you thought about it

Socialist:

triangleCorbyn inspires at Glastonbury

triangleSwansea Socialist Party: What is a Workers' Brexit?

triangleSwansea Socialist Party: Role of the trade unions in bringing down the Tories

Militant:

triangle1980s Liverpool Militants replaced tower blocks with streets

Peter Taaffe:

triangleFrom Militant to the Socialist Party

Tony Blair:

triangleCorbyn's manifesto: An important step in the right direction

Iraq:

triangleHow Blairism sank its claws into the Labour Party

Reviews and comments

Reviews and comments

21/6/17

Letters

The Socialist Inbox

21/6/17

Socialist Party

"Austerity hurts and the only alternative is socialism"

16/6/17

Liverpool

1980s Liverpool Militants replaced tower blocks with streets

15/6/17

Grenfell Tower

A comment on the horrific 'Tory carnage' in West London

14/6/17

Militant

From Militant to the Socialist Party

13/6/17

LGBT

Fight Tory and DUP anti-LGBT+ bigotry

31/5/17

Letters

The Socialist inbox

31/5/17

LGBT

Corbyn's policies could help fight unhappiness for LGBT+ people

31/5/17

Socialist Party

Why I joined: "To fight for an end to tuition fees and cuts"

24/5/17

Letters

The Socialist inbox

24/5/17

Marx

Capitalist journal's warning to the bosses: Marx was right, watch out!

24/5/17

Film

Gentrification, class and race in Brixton film

24/5/17

Socialist Party

'From Militant to the Socialist Party' - new book now available

17/5/17

Spanish revolution

Barcelona May Days 1937 - a civil war within a civil war

17/5/17

The Socialist

The Socialist inbox

triangleMore Reviews and comments articles...


Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party

triangle27 Jun After Grenfell - fight for safe homes

triangle26 Jun Consolidating the Corbyn revolution

triangle24 Jun Camden evacuation - residents expose fire risks

triangle21 Jun Justice for Grenfell and safety for all

triangle21 Jun Anger and grief on moving Grenfell marches

triangle21 Jun The Queen's Speech; and defending the right to protest

triangle21 Jun Cabin crew call two-week walkout

More ...

triangle27 Jun Manchester Socialist Party: Social housing and safety

triangle27 Jun Birmingham South East Socialist Party: Education in Crisis

triangle28 Jun Hackney Socialist Party: Justice for Grenfell

triangle28 Jun Caerphilly and RCT Socialist Party: Class struggle erupts across South Africa

More ...

Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

Archive

Archives:

June 2017

May 2017

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999

Legal

SP RSS feed RSS

Platform setting: = No platform choice

V2