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15 May 2013
Launching the battle in Scotland: Margaret Thatcher was dubbed the Iron Lady. She wore this description with pride as, like her successors today, she ruthlessly tried to solve British capitalism's difficulties by launching brutal attacks...
15 May 2013
Only mass action can defeat it: Some disabled workers have raised the idea of urging civil servants and local authority workers to refuse to participate in administering these new laws
25 April 2013
17 April 2013
Time for a 24-hour general strike The poorest face swingeing cuts; disabled people are penalised even more; and to top it all, cuts to housing benefit for the 'crime' of having a so-called spare bedroom have kicked in
10 April 2013
Thatcher will never be forgiven for the devastation that her Tory governments wrought on working class communities - that is still being felt today, writes Alistair Tice
24 January 2013
The government has refused to publish documents relating to the Shrewsbury 24 case
14 January 2013
If they were to answer that North Vietnam was more 'progressive', then how to explain their position at the time of the collapse of the Berlin Wall, when the liquidation of the planned economy in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union was, for them, not a great negative historical turning point...
31 October 2012
At the 20 October anti-austerity demonstration, three trade union leaders reflected the feelings of the majority of trade unionists in calling for a 24-hour general strike
17 October 2012
18 million refused to pay: The campaign against Thatcher's poll tax is an example of how a mass movement can defeat a government, writes Steve Score, former secretary, Leicestershire Anti-Poll Tax Federation.
12 September 2012
BBC radio review BBC Radio 4's The Reunion recently had a programme on the anti-poll tax movement of the late-1980s and early 1990s, Britain's biggest mass movement of civil disobedience for centuries...
18 January 2012
A massive campaign against a new 'Household Charge' has begun in Ireland. The new flat tax affects 1.6 million households across the country, including the overwhelming majority of ordinary workers...
18 January 2012
Forty years ago, on Sunday 30 January 1972, members of the Parachute Regiment (the Paras) shot 27 unarmed civilians, (14 of whom died) on a protest through the barricaded Bogside area of Derry in Northern Ireland...
18 January 2012
In October 2011 the Greek Pasok government of George Papandreou (just before being forced out of office), announced the implementation of a new housing tax through people's electricity bills, writes Christina Ziakka, Xekinima (CWI in Greece).
16 January 2012
On 14 January Rob Windsor, socialist fighter and previous Socialist Party councillor in Coventry, lost his long struggle against liver disease and died at Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth hospital.
11 January 2012
The widely hyped film 'The Iron Lady' is not intended to cover all the political events of Thatcher's life. It deals with the political issues through the incoherent rambling recollections of an old and demented Thatcher...
19 October 2011
"Why all this unrest? It seems in the rebound from the anxieties from the war, we are all trying to get something for nothing. We must not ask for the impossible" - Mayoress of Southport, 1922
27 September 2011
Paul Murphy (Socialist Party MEP for Dublin) will be joining the Jarrow march for jobs for its final leg going into London at the end of its 330 mile journey from South Tyneside
21 September 2011
In today's Daily Mirror, Kevin Maguire's section includes the following piece that wishes the "best of luck" to the Youth Fight for Jobs Jarrow marchers...
5 September 2011
Ten years after the twin towers came crashing down in New York, Peter Taaffe assesses the changed world situation. In the aftermath of that terrorist attack, US imperialism unleashed mass slaughter in Afghanistan and Iraq.
6 July 2011
Review: In 2010, Rise Against's lead singer Tim McIlrath said the band's motivation to tour almost continuously for the past eleven years was to influence the social conscience, writes Hannah Bastow.
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