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23 April 2014
The socialist case for independence: There is growing fear, horror would not be too strong a word, among the capitalist establishment in Britain at the possibility of a majority Yes vote on 18 September in the Scottish independence referendum
24 March 2014
A spectre is haunting capitalist commentators, right-wing new Labour and their hangers-on, following the deaths of Bob Crow and Tony Benn. Militant - seemingly long buried according to these very same sources - now haunts them
19 March 2014
A deluge of tributes followed the sad and shocking death of Bob Crow, elected leader of the RMT trade union. He was known and respected because the RMT is to the forefront of militant action
17 March 2014
Andrew Rawnsley begins his piece on Tony Benn, as many have done, by referring to Benn's latter day status as 'national treasure'
14 March 2014
In one week, the labour movement has suffered two big blows with the deaths of trade union left leader Bob Crow and now of Tony Benn. Benn emerged as the major figure of the Labour left in the 1970s, supporting nationalisation and workers' control of industry
19 December 2013
A new feature-length documentary by film-maker and journalist John Pilger explores the story of the Australian Aboriginal people, against a background of the country's economic boom built significantly on wealth from natural minerals
26 November 2013
Tony Benn's latest volume of diaries continues his frank and honest appraisal of his political life. He has campaigned long and hard - but in vain - to halt the degeneration of the Labour Party. Peter Taaffe reviews A Blaze of Autumn Sunshine: The Last Diaries, by Tony Benn in the forthcoming Socialism Today
6 November 2013
An interview with John Pilger, who has recently completed a new film, Utopia, dealing with the subjugation of the Aboriginal First Australians.
30 October 2013
In October the five Bradford Respect councillors announced their resignation from their party to now sit as independents, writes Iain Dalton.
8 October 2013
"The bedroom tax is now a dead tax walking" commented Tommy Sheridan in opening Saturday's conference
25 September 2013
The pioneer of the NHS in Britain, Aneurin Bevan, drove the bill through parliament to establish what became a treasure of the British people, particularly for the working class and the poor writes Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary.
4 September 2013
There's been no shortage of material in the mass media commemorating US black civil rights leader Martin Luther King's (MLK) landmark 1963 'I have a dream' speech in Washington
28 August 2013
The mass movements for civil rights before and after the 1963 250,000-strong march on Washington for jobs and freedom, won victories against the brutal racist system in the US
14 January 2013
To many who experienced the past sectarian behaviour of the SWP combined with abstract propaganda - 'One solution, revolution!' - the seeming metamorphosis to a 'broad' approach in this decade was a revelation...
14 January 2013
The SWP's increasingly opportunist turn in this century has been accompanied by an exaggeration of the importance and the scale of practically every social movement that has taken place in the last decade...
19 December 2012
Ricky Tomlinson's announcement that the Justice for the Shrewsbury Pickets Campaign has launched a petition to secure the release of state documents, deserves maximum support...
14 November 2012
Ernesto 'Che' Guevara is perhaps the most recognisable revolutionary icon, his image having graced countless posters and t-shirts, writes Tom Baldwin, South West Socialist Party.
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