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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...
12 March 2008
ONE IN six of the world's population (854 million) do not have enough food to eat. Every year, despite the recent boom in the world economy, another four million are added to this total.
4 March 2008
IN A completely anticipated result, Vladimir Putin's hand-picked successor, Dmitry Medvedev, was elected Russia's president with a 'landslide' vote last Sunday...
27 February 2008
Fidel Castro in his days as a guerrila
20 February 2008
AS ALBANIAN Kosovans celebrated in the streets of Pristina with fireworks, angry nationalist Serbs in Belgrade pelted the US embassy with rocks... By Dave Carr
30 January 2008
Rise of evil?: Towards the end of World War One Germany was a country in ruin. Over one and a half million Germans had died. An economic blockade meant conditions for workers in the cities were deteriorating...
6 December 2007
A FINAL round of talks held in Baden, Austria last week between Serbian and Kosovan diplomats (mediated by the EU, US and Russia) to resolve the disputed province of Kosova's future, ended in failure...
6 December 2007
UNLIKE THE referendum vote in Venezuela, the 'landslide' victory of president Putin's United Russia party in the country's general election last Sunday came as no surprise...
22 November 2007
Socialism 2007 - Rally, photo Paul Mattsson
11 October 2007
Russian revolution 90th anniversary: THE CAPITALIST media have made little comment on the 90th anniversary of the 1917 October Revolution in Russia. Peter Taaffe looks at the events of the October revolution in Russia 1917.
9 August 2007
THE COMMITTEE for a Workers' International (CWI) held its annual summer school in Belgium. The socialist gives here some excerpts of the reports given by its sister European sections.
5 July 2007
DESPITE THE failure of the United Nations (UN) since its inception to prevent and resolve wars and conflicts, and its inability to eradicate crushing poverty and prevent climate change on a world scale, many (including those ...
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...
14 June 2007
US-Russia tensions heightened: NOT SINCE the height of the cold war have tensions between Russia and the western imperialist powers been so tense...
2 June 2007
Once again the world's media has been focused on the horrific breaking up of an attempted protest in Moscow....
3 May 2007
2007 is the ninetieth anniversary of the 1917 Russian revolution. To mark this, the socialist is running a series of articles looking at the events of...
26 April 2007
IT IS sickening for the impoverished working people of the ex-Soviet Union to see the praise heaped on Russia's former president Boris Yeltsin after his death...
15 March 2007
23 FEBRUARY 1917 (8 March in the new style Gregorian calendar) marked the beginning of the socialist revolution in Russia that sparked a revolutionary wave that would travel around the world. PETER TAAFFE analyses the lessons of February for the working class today.
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