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20 March 2013
In the first of an occasional series on books that inspired socialists, Tracy Edwards looks at Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell.
14 January 2013
To many who experienced the past sectarian behaviour of the SWP combined with abstract propaganda - 'One solution, revolution!' - the seeming metamorphosis to a 'broad' approach in this decade was a revelation...
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...
11 January 2012
Win the Ken Loach at the BBC DVD box set (RRP £51.05), reviewed in the Socialist issue 699, by entering the Socialist Party raffle - £1 a ticket...
7 September 2011
'Main political cliques all support privatisation': "Thank you, you are bloody marvellous," ended Bob Taylor's emotional speech at a Bristol rally on Saturday 3 September against the selling off of home care in the city
3 August 2011
The south east region of the TUC and transport union RMT recently hosted a new interpretation of the famous play by Robert Tressell, The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, writes Bill Mullins.
11 May 2011
Book review and anniversary: The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell is a classic book, which every socialist should read...
16 February 2011
Tata steelworks cleaners' strike: Around 70 contract cleaners, working for OCS at the Tata Steelworks in Port Talbot, South Wales are taking part in two days of strike action in a dispute over pay...
9 February 2011
Review: Devised/directed by David M Lutken and Nick Corley, writes Reviewed by Manny Thain.
11 November 2010
KATE JONES reviews Call Mr Robeson: A Life, with Songs, a one-man show currently on tour. It is coming to Coventry (Belgrade Theatre) on 27 November and Lincoln (University) on 11 December. For further...
3 November 2010
BOOKER PRIZE winner and campaigner Arundhati Roy has been threatened with a charge of sedition by the Indian government and with physical threats by Indian nationalist groups, writes Emma Smith.
9 September 2010
It is 125 years since Emile Zola's Germinal was first published. Dave Gorton delves into one of the most renowned and important works of French literature...
12 May 2010
"Tonight I thought I was coming to an academic debate about the miners' strike. I didn't realise the burning hatred that is still felt in this area for what Thatcher and the Tories did". These were...
10 February 2010
Vampire capitalism: Socialist Party general secretary, Peter Taaffe, comments on an interview with film director Michael Moore by Chris McGreal in the Guardian (30/1/10)...
5 February 2010
Karl Marx likened capitalism to a vampire which sucks "living labour" from the worker.
But that is while the worker lives. Now we learn through Michael Moore, the US radical film-maker, that the biggest vampire, Wal-Mart - "a company with revenue larger than any other in the world" - actually bets on its "workers dying.
Water-colour portrait of Charles Darwin painted by George Richmond in the late 1830s, photo George Richmond
9 December 2009
150 years since the publication of On the Origin of Species: Charles Darwin's theory of 'natural selection' changed the way that we look at ourselves. It contradicted the idea of an outside 'intelligent designer', so it met a reaction from the religious establishment.
In this feature, ROY FARRAR marks this year's bicentenary of Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his book On the Origin of Species by summarising some of Darwin's ideas and their significance.
28 October 2009
Michael Moore's new film Capitalism: A Love Story opens with a simple message: "Capitalism is evil," and must be replaced with a system that puts the interests of ordinary people over profit, writes Reviewed by Dan DiMaggio, Socialist Alternative, USA.
21 October 2009
Reviews: This year included the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth and, in November, the 150th anniversary of the publication of Darwin's On the Origin of Species...
21 October 2009
IN 1854 Charles Dickens' weekly magazine Household Words serialised his novel Hard Times. People looked forward to each episode just as nowadays they await the latest edition of TV serials...
23 September 2009
Review: Reading Arundhati Roy's collection of lectures and articles about India could make you want to weep, or to emit the 'feral howl' she herself is tempted to resort to...
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