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18 September 2019

Peterloo - fighting for democracy and a better life

Non-Fiction - Peterloo: The English Uprising: This new work is crammed with detail on the economic, social and political circumstances behind the massacre

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14 August 2019

The Peterloo Massacre 1819: When a fearful ruling class tried to crush working-class political aspirations

The Peterloo Massacre was perhaps the most significant atrocity carried out by the British authorities against their own people.

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17 July 2019

The 45th anniversary of the strike

How oppressed workers fought back against racist 'divide and rule': This year marks the 45th anniversary of the 14-week Imperial Typewriters strike which had national repercussions.

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17 July 2019

Durham Miners' Gala

An estimated 200,000 people attended the 135th Durham Miners' Gala on 13 July, one of Europe's biggest celebrations of trade unionism and the labour movement.

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26 June 2019

35th anniversary of the Battle of Orgreave

The Great Miners' Strike 1984-85: The Battle of Orgreave on 18 June 1984 involved nearly 10,000 pickets. 4,000 police, including mounted police, attacked them

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19 June 2019

Orgreave injustice - 35th anniversary march and rally

The 35th anniversary of the "Battle of Orgreave" was marked on Saturday 15 June with the biggest turnout yet of around 500 demonstrators, on what has become an annual march for "Truth and Justice", writes Alistair Tice, Yorkshire Socialist Party secretary.

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2 May 2019

The significance of the anti-poll tax movement

Following an article in the Guardian by Matthew Taylor titled 'Extinction Rebellion protesters to stand in European elections', Coventry Socialist Party member Dave Nellist responded with a letter to the Guardian

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1 May 2019

The Socialist Inbox

Letters to the Socialist's editors including the Notre Dame disaster and civil disobedience.

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24 April 2019

The striking relevance of Leon Trotsky's Theory of Permanent Revolution

A study of this outstanding theoretical contribution by Leon Trotsky is a great assistance in helping the working class and a new generation of revolutionary socialists

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17 April 2019

Cuts drive council tax debt

During the campaign against the Poll Tax, we used to say that the tax was unfair because a lord in his manor was expected to pay the same as a dustman down the road.

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27 March 2019

Lessons of the heroic 1984-85 Miners' strike

The miners' strike was "a civil war without guns" - an all-out battle between workers and the ruling class

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6 March 2019

Women workers' militancy during the 'great unrest'

Townsend Productions' new folk ballad "Rouse Ye Women" follows events in the 1910 chainmakers' ten-week strike in Cradley Heath, the Black Country.

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6 March 2019

Leon Trotsky's struggle against Stalinism

Ninety years ago this January, Leon Trotsky was exiled from the Soviet Union. Joseph Stalin and his increasingly powerful bureaucracy gave the command.

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20 February 2019

The Socialist Inbox

Letters to the Socialist's editors including Luciana Berger and Wavertree CLP and villainous Winston Churchill

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16 January 2019

The 1979 'Winter of Discontent'

It was the biggest stoppage in Britain since the 1926 general strike

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9 January 2019

Heroic martyrs of German Revolution

January 15 marks the 100th anniversary of the murders of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, two of the outstanding leaders of the German and international working-class movements.

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12 December 2018

John Maclean - revolutionary fighter of the working class

A leader of 'Red Clydeside', John MacLean was an outstanding orator, a peerless educator in Marxist ideas, writes On the recent 95th anniversary of the death of Scottish Marxist John Maclean, Philip Stott, Socialist Party Scotland, looks at Maclean's contribution to the socialist and working-class movement..

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28 November 2018

We need system change to halt climate change

Was there ever a starker example of the destructive and unplanned nature of capitalism than the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) findings?

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28 November 2018

Wonderful socialist play finds Edwardian poverty not in past

Theatre: The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists: On a cold November evening, myself and other Newcastle Socialist Party members went along to see The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists. To say it was wonderful is an understatement

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14 November 2018

1918: revolution ends World War One

By the time the war ended it had put into question the 'right' of the ruling classes to rule

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