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From The Socialist newspaper, 11 August 2021
Review - The Struggle for World Socialism: "For me it was a page-turner"
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Clare Wilkins, Nottingham Socialist Party
The third part of the history of the Socialist Party is a must read. Not only is it a history of the party and the Committee for a Workers' International (CWI) from 2007 to 2019.
It also provides a history and Marxist analysis of events in Britain and the rest of the world, and the central role of the working class and workers' movement in shaping and reacting to them.
The Covid crisis is the 'great accelerator', because it has speeded up processes already at play in capitalism.
For me it was a page-turner. It is equally good to dip in and out of chapters and groups of chapters.
The book provides a unique and vital context for the world we live in, the tasks facing us, and how to fight back and build for socialism. Reading it now, I found it the best of the three books.
- Read our substantial review by Alec Thraves at socialistparty.org.uk
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In The Socialist 11 August 2021:
Defend the NHS. Fight the Tory pay insult. Prepare strike action!
NHS: Kick out the privatisers, Fight for funding, Build for strike action
Tory government nationalises Sheffield steel plant
Tory cuts worsened crime and Johnson 'blitz' won't help
Fight energy price hike
Thanks to the miners - an example of workers' struggle and solidarity
News in brief
Olympic 'success' masks cuts and inequality in sport
Starmer's faithful Guardian
Capitalism = climate catastrophe
Rising against a rigged and rotten system - Socialism 2021
London Pride cancelled - pandemic shows protest Pride is necessary
London: Hundreds protest for trans rights
Save Newham's theatres from Labour council cuts!
Socialist Party young members summer school
A day in the life of a young hospitality worker
West Midlands: austerity and capitalism offers no future for young people
Why I joined the Socialist Party
Don't privatise Dudley libraries
Socialist Party: Solely funded by the working class
Review - The Struggle for World Socialism
Waltham Forest: Fighting for a home for Nadia and homes for all
August 1991 - The aborted military coup in the 'Soviet Union'
Ballot majority essential to continue DVLA strike action
Night tube strike suspended to allow talks - scrap compulsory duties!
RMT strike solid on East Midlands rail
You need a union when the time comes to fight
Unions protest at exploitative Leicester company Food Attraction
Over 3,000 votes for fighting socialist programme in CWU
NSSN to lobby TUC
Beirut's devastating port explosion one year on
The Socialist 11 August 2021 |
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