6 August 2015
25 years ago today, Pat Wall - a giant of the workers' movement - passed away. Here we republish an obituary from the Militant newspaper
15 July 2015
On 22 July 2005 an innocent man was brutally shot to death by police at Stockwell tube station in south London. Ten years later and his family, and the Socialist Party, are still fighting for justice.
1 July 2015
7/7, in 2005: In rush hour traffic, suicide bombers attacked London tube trains and a bus. Now, the Tories will try to use the memory to justify proposed anti-democratic legislation
17 June 2015
30 years ago, the Tories tried to introduce a 'Youth Training Scheme' which conscripted us into working for our dole money. Young people rebelled in their millions and defeated Thatcher's plan.
17 June 2015
On 18 June 1984 thousands of riot police, many on horseback, brutally attacked a mass picket of striking miners at the Orgreave coking plant in South Yorkshire. The victims are still struggling for justice.
17 June 2015
Liverpool city council's historic victory over the Thatcher government has valuable lessons for today.
3 June 2015
This summer will see the 70th anniversary of the election of the 1945 Labour government, which carried out massive improvements for the working class
27 May 2015
Commemorations marking the 70th anniversary 'victory in Europe' (VE) day recently took place in Britain (and throughout the world) with establishment dignitaries saluting veteran service men and women who liberated Europe from the clutches of fascism
22 April 2015
This month marks the 30th anniversary of the 1985 school student strikes. Militant, the predecessor of the Socialist Party, played a leading role in organising them
1 April 2015
In April 1995 a special Labour Party conference dropped Clause IV, part 4 (the 'socialist clause') of its constitution
25 March 2015
25 years since the poll tax battle: The battle against the so-called 'poll tax' was one of the biggest movements of working people against a modern British government. Millions refused to pay; many millions more simply could not afford to pay
11 March 2015
30 years since the end of the miners' strike: Neal Davis, member of Mansfield Socialist Party, spoke to former Shirebrook (north Derbyshire) miner Ronnie Rodgers
11 February 2015
Last year was the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War One, covered by the Socialist in previous issues. But when the war ended, it was in a wave of revolution, most notably in Russia in 1917, but also Germany in 1918
4 February 2015
The great 1984-85 miners' strike ended 30 years ago next month. Dave Beale, chair of Chorley and Coppull Miners' Support Committee in Lancashire during the strike, explains the vital role of support
12 November 2014
Was capitalist restoration inevitable?: While, for millions, the 1989 opening of the Berlin Wall is celebrated as a great victory for democratic rights, the official celebrations to mark its 25th anniversary have been dominated by anti-socialist propaganda
29 October 2014
The October revolution (7-8 November in the modern calendar) of 1917 in Russia was the greatest event in human history. Under the leadership of the Bolshevik Party, it brought into existence the first, and so far the only, workers-led government to hold power for any length of time
20 August 2014
In this anniversary year there is likely to be scant attention given to the militant struggles of working class women during the four years of brutal conflict, where class divisions remained a feature of everyday life
6 August 2014
Revolutionary US Teamsters: This year marks the 80th anniversary of one of the greatest labour revolts in US history, the strikes of the Minneapolis Teamsters, writes Alan Jones and Ty Moore, Socialist Alternative, USA.
31 July 2014
One hundred years ago World War One began, unleashing slaughter on an unprecedented scale. It was dubbed the 'Great War', the 'war to end wars'. For the ten million killed and more than ten million seriously injured it was certainly not great.
25 June 2014
30th anniversary of the miners' strike: Members of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) during their year-long (1984-85) battle against pit closures and mass redundancies faced the full might of the state from the Tory Thatcher government
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