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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
5 June 2013
The Labour Party, having blatantly accepted capitalism and the need for cuts, is incapable of even pretending to be in opposition
5 June 2013
Thirty years ago, on 9 June 1983, the gloom cast by Thatcher's re-election as Tory prime minister was partly offset by the election of two campaigning supporters of the Socialist's predecessor Militant, Dave Nellist and Terry Fields, as Labour MPs.
15 May 2013
Launching the battle in Scotland: Margaret Thatcher was dubbed the Iron Lady. She wore this description with pride as, like her successors today, she ruthlessly tried to solve British capitalism's difficulties by launching brutal attacks...
1 May 2013
"LIVERPOOL - a Socialist council", said the signs that were once tacked to the sides of city public buildings or hung from the fences surrounding the recreation grounds, writes From the Liverpool Echo.
10 April 2013
Thatcher will never be forgiven for the devastation that her Tory governments wrought on working class communities - that is still being felt today, writes Alistair Tice
8 April 2013
22 March 2013
The other prop of Merseyside's case against the Socialist Party leadership is in relation to the collapse of Stalinism...
30 January 2013
Three Hull city Labour councillors have told the local press they will vote against cuts in jobs and services
14 January 2013
A critique of the Socialist Workers Party:
The Socialist Party in England and Wales, and the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) are the two largest organisations on the 'Marxist left' in Britain. Therefore, in a period when the left in general has been weakened - as a, consequence of the collapse of the Berlin Wall, the ideological offensive that flowed from this, combined with the neo-liberal fuelled boom - there are many who argue 'why can't you forget your differences and combine to unite yourselves and the left in a real alternative?'
Socialism and Left Unity, by Peter Taaffe, attempts to answer this question.
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