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24 April 2013
"We are all Thatcherites now," declared Tory leader David Cameron on the day of Thatcher's funeral. "Oh no, we're not!" roared back the working class in Goldthorpe, where over 1,000 protested, in Liverpool, Glasgow and London.
Feature by Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary.
17 April 2013
Saturday 27 April, 10.30am
Adelphi Hotel, Lime Street, Liverpool
Speakers include: Unite general secretary Len McCluskey, PCS president Janice Godrich, Socialist Party general secretary Peter Taaffe, Liverpool Labour Party president (1980-85) and 'Liverpool 47' surcharged councillor Tony Mulhearn, former Labour MP Tony Benn and 'Liverpool 47' surcharged counc...
11 April 2013
The Socialist Party's general secretary was interviewed by BBC Radio on whether there should be protests at Thatcher's funeral
8 April 2013
6 March 2013
The Socialist Party held its annual congress as the world crisis deepened. Video of Peter Taaffe opening the Socialist Party congress session on the world economic and political situation.
6 March 2013
MP3 audio recordings of the opening introductions of the first two sessions of Socialist Party congress 2013
14 January 2013
Once again, many thanks to Kevin Parslow who has researched and typed this material ready for publication...
15 March 2012
Unless you are part of the richest 1% then life under austerity is getting increasingly difficult. Peter Taaffe looks at the nature of capitalism
3 March 2012
Arrogant, out-of-touch Con-Dem politicians actually believed they had defeated trade union opposition to their savage austerity measures after last year's strikes. Yet a number of key unions are poised to strike-back on 28 March - and significant private-sector struggles continue. Peter Taaffe writes.
18 February 2012
The world famous Oxford Union was the setting for a debate on the proposition: "This House Believes That Capitalism has Failed the Poor"
13 February 2012
4 January 2012
In this special new year feature, Peter Taaffe looks back at 2011, a year of crisis, struggle and revolution. This article is based on a statement prepared for the Committee for a Workers' International, the world socialist organisation to which the Socialist Party is affiliated.
14 December 2011
David Cameron was stoutly defending the 'nation'. This is what he claimed after he was humiliatingly defeated by 26 votes to one at the 9 December EU summit and withdrew from participating in discussions over a new EU treaty. But which nation, asks Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary.
21 November 2011
The titanic 30 November strike will display the colossal power of the working class to resist the savage cuts demanded by the capitalists and Con-Dems, writes Peter Taaffe, General Secretary, Socialist Party.
18 October 2011
November 30 and beyond
The one-day public-sector strike on 30 November is expected to involve nearly four million workers - the biggest single day of industrial action in Britain's history, writes Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary.
3 August 2011
The price of capitalist failure: Governments in Europe and the US are making working class people pay for the crisis caused by the bankers and the capitalist system.
The Greek bailout, welcomed by the European ruling classes, will do nothing for the Greek masses
13 July 2011
The book Flat Earth News, written by Nick Davies in 2008, lifted the lid on the Murdoch press two years before the News of the World phone hacking scandal. Davies has since led the Guardian investigations into the scandal. The Socialist carries an extract from a review by Peter Taaffe of Davies' book
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
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