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7 April 2014
30 years ago a national conference took place in Sheffield organised by BLOC. The meeting coincided with the start of the miners' strike in March 1984, writes Bill Mullins
24 March 2014
A spectre is haunting capitalist commentators, right-wing new Labour and their hangers-on, following the deaths of Bob Crow and Tony Benn. Militant - seemingly long buried according to these very same sources - now haunts them
19 March 2014
A deluge of tributes followed the sad and shocking death of Bob Crow, elected leader of the RMT trade union. He was known and respected because the RMT is to the forefront of militant action
19 March 2014
I heard the sad news that Stan Pearce has died. In a week that commemorated the 30th anniversary of the strike, Stan's passing ranks with that of Bob Crow and Tony Benn for a whole generation of Marxist miners
17 March 2014
Andrew Rawnsley begins his piece on Tony Benn, as many have done, by referring to Benn's latter day status as 'national treasure'
5 March 2014
On 25 February the BBC's 6pm news bulletin referred to Militant, the Socialist's predecessor, in its item on PIE
26 February 2014
This Christmas, one of my presents was the book Marxism in Today's World by Peter Taaffe. This is an extended interview originally given in 2003 to an Italian Marxist, on the politics of the Socialist Party
12 February 2014
Open letter to the Unite Executive Council from the Socialist Party: The Unite Executive is preparing to discuss the Collins Review proposals to ‘reform’ the link between the unions and Labour. Reportedly three out of the four Unite delegates at Labour’s NEC voted to endorse the Review
31 December 2013
Letter sent by Keith Dickinson to "Revolutionary History", 11 August 2013
27 November 2013
If the much repeated cliché that the British Labour Party owes more to Methodism than to Marxism is true then it must have got more than it bargained for with the Reverend Paul Flowers, writes Roger Bannister.
2 October 2013
Many of us involved in the movement in the 1990s to drive back the far-right racist British National Party (BNP) were angered but not surprised to find out the Metropolitan Police's Special Branch infiltrated our ranks, writes Lois Austin, former chair, Youth Against Racism in Europe (YRE).
25 September 2013
Between 1983 and 1987 Liverpool's Labour council, then led by socialists, refused to transfer the burden of Tory government cuts, introduced by Margaret Thatcher, onto the backs of Liverpool's working people
25 September 2013
I am sad to report that long-standing Grimsby Militant and Socialist Party member Steve Draper died on 9 September from a heart attack, writes Alistair Tice.
18 September 2013
When they let their guard down, politicians can reveal their true colours...
5 September 2013
Two young Tunisian militant rappers have recently been condemned to heavy prison sentences for having produced and performed rap songs criticising the police and the corruption, nepotism and violence rooted within it
14 August 2013
Present day Labour councillors who are carrying out Tory government cuts are still haunted by calls to emulate the example of the Liverpool 47 councillors who refused to carry out Margaret Thatcher's cuts in the 1980s, writes Tony Mulhearn, Former Liverpool 47 councillor.
5 August 2013
Present day Labour councillors are bedevilled by calls to emulate the 1980s Liverpool 47 surcharged councillors who refused to carry out Thatcher’s cuts
5 July 2013
Time to discuss step of disaffiliation: The attack on Unite, the biggest trade union in the country, following New Labour's suspension of the selection process in Falkirk, is a decisive moment in the relationship between the unions and Labour. Unite's preferred candidate and the constituency chairperson have been suspended from party positions [Article updated 8.7.13]
26 June 2013
In his book Last Man Standing, Jack Straw, home secretary in Blair's government, claims to have made every effort to ensure factual accuracy. He has now been forced to admit publicly that some of his allegations were totally untrue. Peter Harris exposes some of the dirty tricks
19 June 2013
Dave Walsh, organiser of the 'Liverpool 47' events celebrating the 30th anniversary of Liverpool's socialist Labour council from 1983 to 1987, wrote to BBC Northwest recently about their coverage of the events
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