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16 January 2013
Peter Taaffe reviews the "Bubbles and bankruptcy: Financial crises in Britain since 1700", a free exhibition at the British Museum, Room 69a, until 5 May..
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...
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...
14 January 2013
The SWP today finds its ideological roots in post-1945 British Trotskyism, which split into three main trends...
12 December 2012
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28 November 2012
We have many books which would make good presents for your family and friends - both political and less political - and we have selected just a few here
10 October 2012
Stephanie Flanders concluded her BBC TV series Masters of Money by looking at Karl Marx, "capitalism's severest critic". Often "refuted", his ideas just won't go away!
10 October 2012
Reality has hit some commentators between the eyes and has forced them to partially recognise Marx's analysis of the nature of capitalist crises which, he explained, were intrinsic to the system.
26 September 2012
The Labour Party conference takes place at a crucial time. Working people are crying out for a lead in a mass movement which can force elections and topple the hated Con-Dem government, writes Peter Taaffe
16 May 2012
'Socialism: the thinking person's economics!': My seven-year-old saw me reading the pamphlet 1917 - The Year that Changed the World, by Peter Taafe and Hannah Sell, writes Ravi Patel, West London Socialist Party.
18 April 2012
This webpage is part of the reference material in Planning for the Planet, and provides clickable links to resources and other references noted in the book, writes Web references to notes at end of chapters, where available without subscription.
15 March 2012
Unless you are part of the richest 1% then life under austerity is getting increasingly difficult. Peter Taaffe looks at the nature of capitalism
7 September 2011
Editorial of the Socialist, issue 684 It is a sign of the bankrupt nature of modern capitalism and its political representatives that taxation of the rich is so low some of them are asking to pay more. Warren Buffett, in an act of self-flagellation, has demanded to pay more tax.
31 August 2011
Book review: Starting with today's global economic crisis, Eagleton comments: "You can tell the capitalist system is in trouble when people start taking about capitalism. It indicates that the system has ceased to be as natural as the air we breathe...
6 July 2011
One of the false arguments against socialism and communism is that these ideas are 'foreign'. Karl Marx was a German Jew and a follower of the German philosopher Hegel. 'Revolution is something that...
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
29 September 2010
Swansea, Leeds, Lincoln, Brunel, Wolverhampton: Socialist Students members and supporters have had a busy start to what promises to be a busy academic year...
20 September 2010
Eco-socialism is still marginalised in the Green movement, but as the total inability of capitalist solutions to solve environmental problems become more apparent, interest in it will inevitably grow...
18 August 2010
Leon Trotsky, a revolutionary leader of the Russian revolution, was murdered on 20 August 1940 by an agent of Stalin. His role in the 1917 revolution, the greatest single event in human history, alone makes his writings worthy of study.
The ideas and methods of the Socialist Party and the socialist international to which it is affiliated, the Committee for a Workers' International (CWI), are based on Trotsky's, alongside those of Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels and Vladimir Lenin.
70 years after his death Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary, assesses the contribution of Trotsky's ideas to the struggle for socialism in the 21st century.
6 January 2010
Capitalism in crisis: Session one: Marx was right: the roots of the current economic crisis - Lynn Walsh
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