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28 June 2017
Between 1979 and 1983 the Tories slashed £120 million from Liverpool's budget - how did the Militant-led socialist city council fight back?
28 June 2017
"Well I have finished it! I have completed reading the marvellous book From Militant to the Socialist Party. What an absolutely brilliant read, remembering some of the events I was involved in, writes Jimmy Haddow.
16 June 2017
Amid the righteous grief, anger and calls for a criminal investigation, Guardian writer Simon Jenkin, not usually a friend of Militant Liverpool, today in a searing piece attacking the architects of the disaster, made a significant observation.
14 June 2017
The general election was a choice for those opposed to Tory austerity, writes By Peter Taaffe general secretary Socialist Party.
24 May 2017
'From Militant to the Socialist Party' covers developments from the New Labour takeover to the first rumblings of the world economic crisis of 2007-8, and is the sequel to 'The Rise of Militant'
17 May 2017
London Socialist Party meeting and book launch: Tories Out - Corbyn can win with a socialist, anti-austerity programme; Plus launch of new book ‘From Militant to the Socialist Party.’
Speakers include Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary and author of the book. Thursday 25 May, 7.30pm, Central London. All welcome!
26 April 2017
2nd May, as well as being in the midst of preparations for the upcoming snap election, marks 20 years since another general election - the one in 1997 which brought Tony Blair and New Labour to power.
26 April 2017
Letters to the Socialist's editors including the general election, Militant in Liverpool, the Holocaust and football.
12 April 2017
The continuing battle over Ken Livingstone's Labour Party membership has shown how the issue of anti-Semitism has become an important part of the party's internal struggle.
22 March 2017
Former mayor of London Ken Livingstone has accused Militant, now the Socialist Party, of bigoted political positions. Socialist Party deputy general secretary Hannah Sell demands the right to reply
21 March 2017
Socialists like John Macreadie worked to build a fighting campaigning civil service trade union
15 March 2017
The Socialist Party's national congress 2017 took was attended by delegates and visitors from Socialist Party branches all over England and Wales, as well as international guests
14 March 2017
Secret government files released under the 30-year rule show that Margaret Thatcher's government directly meddled in the internal affairs of civil servants' union CPSA, the predecessor of the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union.
8 March 2017
Put MPs on workers' wages: 18% worse off. The Institute for Fiscal Studies calculates that UK households will have living standards 18% lower by 2021 than they would have been had the economic crisis never happened.
8 March 2017
Thirty years ago, 193 passengers and crew drowned off the coast of Belgium after P&O's Herald of Free Enterprise car ferry capsized. One of the dead was seafarer and Militant (forerunner of the Socialist) supporter Geoff Haney.
22 February 2017
John Pickett, Socialist Party comrade and postal worker, has died very suddenly at the age of 63. I first met John in the early 1980s, just after he returned to Portsmouth after being at college in Stoke.
16 February 2017
Train drivers in the trade union Aslef have delivered a tremendous answer of working-class solidarity that will astound Southern Rail management and the Tory government but also their own union leadership and that of the TUC. Despite the recommendation by Aslef leaders to accept the deal to end their dispute, drivers have rejected it by 54%-46% after a 72% turnout.
15 February 2017
This week is the Socialist's 20th birthday. On Britain's 30 January anti-Trump protests alone, 700 people bought the latest edition
6 February 2017
In an attempt to end the long-running, bitter dispute against driver only operation, Southern Rail has made an offer to drivers in Aslef
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