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31 July 2014
One hundred years ago World War One began, unleashing slaughter on an unprecedented scale. It was dubbed the 'Great War', the 'war to end wars'. For the ten million killed and more than ten million seriously injured it was certainly not great.
9 April 2014
The untold story of France's role in Rwandan genocide: It is 20 years since the Rwanda massacre in which one million Tutsis and non-sectarian Hutus were murdered by extremist Hutu militias in 100 days
2 April 2014
Far right gains highlight need for strong fighting left opposition: Local elections in France, which took place over two rounds on 23 and 30 March, confirmed the deepening crisis of the 'socialist' government of Francois Hollande
13 March 2014
House clearing recently, I found a will written by hand by my grandfather dated 28 June 1916, three days before the Battle of the Somme, writes Pete Watson.
26 February 2014
A solidarity demonstration organised by the transport union RMT took place at Portsmouth ferry terminal on 18 February to support striking deck crew who had organised a sit-in on board the Condor Ferry 'Rapide' in St Malo, writes Nick Chaffey.
27 November 2013
Despite capitalist 'experts' predicting that the world economy would by now be experiencing 'escape velocity', capitalism is still in deep crisis. And Europe is most acutely affected, writes Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary.
23 October 2013
The return to work after the summer holidays in France, as in other southern European countries, is often seen as a time when the struggle of workers and students will be renewed
23 January 2013
The four-day hostage crisis at the In Amenas gas facility in south east Algeria and its bloody outcome have sent shockwaves internationally
14 January 2013
The clash between the central leadership of the IST - notably the Socialist Workers Party - and their one-time American 'section' the International Socialist Organisation (ISO) also highlighted the deficiencies in their intervention in mass movements...
3 October 2012
Huge response to general strike in Greece: The Greek working class has put up an incredible struggle against the vicious austerity measures raining down on them...
3 October 2012
Colonialism, national liberation and revolutionary struggle: Fifty years ago, in 1962, the 'Algerian war', one of the longest and bloodiest anti-colonial conflicts, ended with the victory of the Algerian fighters against French imperialism...
9 May 2012
Rejection of austerity in Eurozone's second biggest economy: Sarkozy's downfall, alongside the crushing defeat of the pro-austerity parties in Greece, was a real turning point, writes Robert Bechert, Committee for a Workers' International (CWI).
25 April 2012
In the first round of the French presidential elections, held on 22 April, François Hollande (28.6% vote) of the social democratic Socialist Party (PS) narrowly headed incumbent president Nicolas Sarkozy (27.1%) of the right-wing Union for a Popular Movement (UMP)...
18 April 2012
Trop cher: Britain's privatised, publicly subsidised, overcrowded rail network is also the most expensive in Europe...
14 September 2011
The government and their friends in the media will always try, as they did in June, to spread division between workers and service users during strike action...
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
20 April 2011
What attitude should socialists adopt in defending women's rights?: On 11 April 2011 the French government brought into force a ban on wearing full-face veils in any public place in France. The right wing UMP government framed this law on the pretext of 'security'.
5 April 2011
A teacher-activist speaks to the socialist: EARLIER THIS year a mass movement involving millions of French workers took place against pension reform...
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