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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...
14 April 2010
WHEN BORIS Yeltsin, Russia's first post-Soviet president, greeted revellers in his traditional New Year's Eve broadcast in 1999, he surprised the country by resigning and appointing Vladimir Putin, then prime minister, as his acting replacement, writes Rob Jones, Moscow.
31 March 2010
THIRTY NINE people died and over 70 were badly injured when two bombs exploded on the Moscow metro during the morning rush hour on Monday 29 March, writes Igor Yasin and Rob Jones, CWI Russia.
27 November 2009
CWI represented in Moscow debate: It's certainly the first time that the first speaker at a meeting in which the CWI participated was a Russian orthodox priest in full robe speaking through video link from St Petersburg...
27 November 2009
Vital debates for socialists on the Russia/Georgia War, the capitalist crisis and the workers' movement...
18 November 2009
Clare Doyle - of the Committee for a Workers' International - was an eyewitness to the tumultuous events in 1989, and for five years (1990-95) lived in Russia as the USSR collapsed...
28 October 2009
Book review: In this brisk, readable account, author Helen Rappaport looks at Lenin's life during his nearly two decades in exile in conditions of great privation and hardship...
25 August 2009
Seventy years ago, the major powers plunged humanity into the horror of world war, Peter Taaffe writes in the latest Socialism Today, magazine of the Socialist Party.
15 April 2009
Youth and workers need alternative to pro-market, ethnic-based parties: ON 7 April, thousands of youth stormed and set fire to the parliament building in Kishinau, the capital of Moldova, Europe's poorest country, writes Rob Jones, CWI, Moscow.
28 January 2009
ON 19 January at the end of his shift, Dmitrii Kozhnev, Chair of the Tsentrosvarmash factory branch of the Trade Union of Auto Industry Workers (MPRA), and a supporter of Socialist Resistance (CWI, Russia), was sacked from his workplace in Tver city, Russia...
21 January 2009
Russia and Eastern Europe in the 1990s: "SHOCK THERAPY sell-offs blamed for one million deaths" was the stunning headline in the Financial Times of 15 January, writes Clare Doyle.
21 January 2009
DIGBY JONES, life peer, is stepping down from his post as the government's business minister...
5 November 2008
German revolutionary socialist Karl Liebknecht addresses a mass workers' demonstration
PETER TAAFFE, in the first of two articles written for The Socialist, comments on the momentous events of 1918 in Germany.
2 October 2008
World financial meltdown: THE COLLAPSE of US banks is grabbing the headlines worldwide. But the consequences of the current crisis are also starting to hit the so-called BRIC countries, Brazil, Russia, India and China...
17 September 2008
A Letter was sent by the Socialist Party to the Stop the War Coalition, following a statement on the Georgia conflict issued by some officers of the coalition...
2 September 2008
Editorial: LESS THAN a decade ago US imperialism believed that, like a colossus bestriding the globe, it could act as an all-powerful, lone, global super-power...
13 August 2008
AS THE Olympic Games in China opened, attracting the attention of the world's mass media, the conflict over the recognition of the republic of South Ossetia in Georgia exploded into open military conflict...
12 August 2008
Committee for a Workers International statement
2 April 2008
Review: Henri Matisse's painting The Dance, 1910 adorns tube stations and advertising billboards across London...
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