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13 March 2013
This film is a documentary, interviewing people who remember the mass movement to create the welfare state following World War Two, writes Katrine Williams, president of Cardiff Trades Council and Wales chair for the PCS civil service union
16 January 2013
The coalition government has confirmed its intention to introduce a new flat rate state pension from 2017, writes Paul Gerrard.
14 January 2013
If they were to answer that North Vietnam was more 'progressive', then how to explain their position at the time of the collapse of the Berlin Wall, when the liquidation of the planned economy in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union was, for them, not a great negative historical turning point...
14 January 2013
The SWP today finds its ideological roots in post-1945 British Trotskyism, which split into three main trends...
19 December 2012
Ricky Tomlinson's announcement that the Justice for the Shrewsbury Pickets Campaign has launched a petition to secure the release of state documents, deserves maximum support...
14 November 2012
While the US presidential race was mainly about what to vote against, an inspiring campaign in Seattle's 43rd district for Washington state house offered working class voters a real alternative
10 November 2012
On 15 November, elections will take place for new police commissioners. For the Con-Dem coalition, the timing is not good.
23 November 2011
On 14 November, my nephew was arrested after taking part in a protest outside Knowsthorpe incinerator in Leeds against Stericycle, writes Dylan Murphy.
9 November 2011
Bonus bonanza: RBS, the bank that became synonymous with greedy speculative bankers (Fred 'the shred' Goodwin), huge corporate losses and publicly funded bailouts, has once again rewarded its top investment bankers with a £500 million pay and bonus pot...
29 June 2011
Ahead of premier Wen Jiabao's visit to Europe, to cement more trade deals, the Chinese authorities released from jail prominent dissidents Ai Weiwei, the artist, and Hu Jia...
4 May 2011
BBC Radio 4's The Moral Maze programme recently dealt with the monarchy against a background of the circus surrounding the wedding of Wills and Kate...
30 March 2011
Pay squeeze Average take home pay is lower today than in 2004, according the BBC's Panorama TV programme - The Big Squeeze - shown on 28 March. It reckoned that the average worker takes home £1,088 a year less than two years ago after adjusted for inflation.
1 March 2011
USA: Saturday, 26 February saw the largest demonstrations yet in Madison, Wisconsin. This was the twelfth consecutive day of protest against Republican Gov. Walker's bill to effectively eliminate collective bargaining for public sector workers. An edited version of this report was published in the Socialist.
23 February 2011
As youth unemployment neared the one million mark and as the official inflation rate hit 4% (while many workers are effectively suffering pay cuts), champagne corks were popping in the City bars as investment bankers celebrated their share of Barclays Group's £3.4 billion bonus pot...
23 February 2011
THE NATIONAL conference of Labour councillors will discuss housing policy on 5 March. This is at a time when council services are being decimated, benefits slashed and policy changes introduced that would...
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.
17 February 2011
Following hot on the heels of revolutionary events in Tunisia, the Egyptian masses took to the streets during 18 tumultuous days. PETER TAAFFE assesses the current critical situation and possible developments in Socialism Today magazine.
16 February 2011
Mubarak is no more, relegated to "the dustbin of history". He was blown away by one of the greatest mass movements in history. An edited version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Socialist.
9 February 2011
In the aftermath of an historic prison strike in Georgia, late last year, inmate activists are facing systematic violence and repression, writes Socialist Alternative (CWI USA) reporters.
2 February 2011
Workers and young people in Britain and across the world are watching events in Egypt closely. The revolt against mass unemployment, grinding poverty and corrupt dictatorship, which started last month...
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