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24 June 2011
A packed Socialist Party fringe meeting at Unison conference played host to a vital discussion on how to build for coordinated public sector action
2 June 2011
Following an article by Peter Taaffe published in the May 2011 issue of Socialism Today, titled 'Libya - the no-fly zone and the left', Peter has written two responses to comments made on the article
18 May 2011
If splits at the top denote opposition from below, then the character of the divisions between the alleged 'partners' in the Con-Dem government means that a massive social and political revolt is brewing in Britain
9 March 2011
As the dates for elections in Tunisia and Egypt are announced, the Libyan masses, despite their herculean efforts, have not yet been able to overthrow the Gaddafi dictatorship, writes Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary.
22 February 2011
"Ten days that shook the world" (Guardian). From Tunisia, to Egypt, to Bahrain, to Libya, to Yemen, to Djibouti and Morocco, the revolution that was sparked by the self-immolation of the desperate and heroic street seller in Tunisia has erupted throughout the Middle East. An edited version of this article appeared in The Socialist newspaper.
8 February 2011
"Lenin said of revolutions that they demonstrate two things. The first is that the people cannot go on being ruled in the old way. The second is that the rulers cannot go on ruling in the old way" - The Guardian. Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary, on the Egyptian revolution.
5 January 2011
The Socialist Party was saddened to learn of the death on 22 December of lifelong Militant/Socialist Party member, John Macreadie, a militant leader in his work for the Public and Commercial Services union...
24 December 2010
Leaders of some of the most militant trade unions engaged in struggle today against cuts and sackings spoke at the Saturday and Sunday rallies of Socialism 2010...
17 December 2010
Socialism 2010, hosted by the Socialist Party, was a great success
23 November 2010
When 50,000 students marched through London on November 10 both the police and student union leaders were shocked at the scale of the mobilisation.
This was, however, an indication of the depth of the anger at the Con-Dem coalition's savage cuts and a growing determination to fight back, writes Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary
22 November 2010
Video: Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary, summaries the issues discussed at the Socialist Party national committee meeting on 20-21 November (3 mins)
11 November 2010
A trade union activist in the NHS wrote the letter below to Socialist Party general secretary Peter Taaffe on the response to Con-Dem cuts within the NHS...
5 November 2010
On 6 and 7 November more than a thousand people will gather in central London for the Socialist Party's Socialism 2010.
US anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan says that ‘socialism is the answer’...
27 October 2010
So brutal, so vicious are the £81 billion cuts announced by George Osborne on 'Axe Wednesday' that nothing short of action of mass dimensions by the organised might of the labour movement is acceptable, writes Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary.
14 October 2010
In this feature Socialist Party general secretary PETER TAAFFE answers important questions raised by Joe Foster on prices and wages. Joe writes:...
6 October 2010
Hosted by the Socialist Party
Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 November
Rally speakers include:
- Joe Higgins, Socialist Party MEP for Dublin, Ireland
- Matt Wrack, FBU general secretary
- Cindy Sheehan, US anti-war activist
- Andros Payiatsos, general secretary, CWI Greece
- Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary
22 September 2010
Hosted by the Socialist Party - Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 November - Rallies: Friends Meeting House, 173 Euston Road, NW1 2BJ
29 July 2010
In defence of Leon Trotsky: Five part video discussion with general secretary Peter Taaffe
19 May 2010
Review: The Chinese revolution of 1925-27 represented one of the most gigantic and splendid movements in human history. This book, writes Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary, evokes with great literary brush strokes the magnificent panorama of the heroism, self-sacrifice and determination to change the world of the terribly exploited Chinese workers and peasants...
7 May 2010
In the issue of The Socialist published immediately before the general election, we wrote: "The British electoral system - famed throughout the world for ensuring 'stability' - now acts like a slot machine with the outcome highly uncertain." writes Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary.
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