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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!
29 August 2012
Book review: The 72nd anniversary of the assassination of the great Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky was commemorated even within Britain's capitalist press...
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...
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.
18 November 2009
HISTORIAN ROBERT Service recently wrote a well-publicised and widely distributed book Trotsky - a biography...
14 September 2009
1. The State: A Product of the Irreconcilability of Class Antagonisms: The State: an Instrument for the Exploitation of the Oppressed Class...
14 September 2009
1. The Eve of Revolution: The first works of mature Marxism - The Poverty of Philosophy and the Communist Manifesto - appeared just on the eve of the revolution of 1848...
14 September 2009
The question of the relation of the state to the social revolution, and of the social revolution to the state, like the question of revolution generally, was given very little attention by the leading theoreticians and publicists of the Second International (1889-1914)...
5 June 2009
Review FRIEDRICH ENGELS wrote The Condition of the Working Class in England when he was just 24 years old. Tristram Hunt says: "The power, incisiveness and prescience of Engels' polemic remains undiminished...
4 June 2008
The ideas of the Socialist Party, based on scientific socialism, are identified with Karl Marx and 'Marxism', but Friedrich Engels deserves to be bracketed alongside the great 'philosopher of the millennium'. Peter Taaffe reveiws Engels: A Revolutionary Life, by John Green. (Artery Publications, London 2008)
19 March 2008
Delegates and visitors from Socialist Party branches across England and Wales met in London on 8-10 March, for the Socialist Party's annual congress. Reports on main sessions.
20 February 2008
Science, Marxism and the Big Bang
Science, Marxism and the Big Bang by Peter Mason is written in a style that may not be familiar to the modern reader - that is, of a polemical presentation.
In certain critical reviews this is necessary in order to follow the arguments as laid out by the authors being criticised and to more fully refute and correct them.
28 June 2007
Review by Peter Taaffe of Young Stalin by Simon Sebag Montefiore: "Lenin shot by Trotsky in drunken brawl". This was a headline, not from the gutter press but from a so-called 'quality' US capitalist newspaper in...
19 April 2007
THE VENEZUELAN president has announced the need to create a united socialist party, capable of transforming Venezuela and setting out on the road to socialism...
8 March 2007
PETER TAAFFE reviews What's Left? by Nick Cohen and replies to his accusation that the 'left' supported Saddam Hussein because it opposed the invasion...
1 March 2007
Socialist Pary congress 2007, photo Paul Mattsson
1 February 2007
The ninth world congress of the Committee for a Workers' International (CWI) took place in Belgium in mid-January...
7 December 2006
How can the consequences of globalisation be combated?: Socialism 2006 featured discussions and debates which focused on the key issues facing socialists today...
22 November 2006
New publication: BILL MULLINS, the Socialist Party's national industrial organiser, reviews Marxism in Today's World, the new book from the Committee for a Workers' International. THE NEW book published by the Committee for a Workers' International (CWI), Marxism in Today's World, is an opportunity for many people to read in detail the ideas and policies of the CWI.
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