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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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7 November 2018

Pittsburgh Synagogue shootings: Unite to fight anti-Semitism and far right

On Saturday morning, 27 October, a man shouting antisemitic slogans opened fire at the Tree of Life Synagogue in the historically Jewish Squirrel Hill neighbourhood of Pittsburgh.

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24 October 2018

1821 Cinderloo uprising: "The crowd thought it had nothing else to lose"

Recently, a group in Telford, Shropshire has highlighted events that took place in the county in 1821, known as the Cinderloo uprising. The very name indicates the national effects of the growing Chartist movement and the events of Peterloo two years earlier.

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12 October 2018

Peterloo film exposes bloody nature of capitalism

Director-scriptwriter Mike Leigh has created an excellent feature length film of the 1819 Peterloo massacre

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12 October 2018

New anti-poll tax type revolt needed today

A letter sent to the Guardian by Socialist Party general secretary Peter Taaffe.

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29 August 2018

100 years since police went on strike: "never nearer to Bolshevism"

On a number of occasions, the ruling class in Britain has trembled with fear when faced with mass struggles of workers which could threaten their rule. Such movements as the 1984-85 miners strike and the 1926 general strike brought clashes between striking workers and the powers of the capitalist state.

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20 June 2018

1000 issues of the Socialist: A vital weapon standing in proud traditions

To mark the 1000th issue of the Socialist, which was launched in 1997, we interviewed Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary and former editor of Militant, the predecessor of the Socialist.

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20 June 2018

Orgreave - no justice, no peace

On the outskirts of Sheffield on Saturday 16 June, around 300 people assembled under the banners of the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign (OTJC); insisting that the government hold a full public inquiry into the events at Orgreave 34 years ago

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13 June 2018

In the words of Amber Rudd, "no one died at Orgreave"

The Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign organises a march every year to commemorate what happened there and demand a public inquiry - join us for the 2018 march

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30 May 2018

Aberfan disaster novel reminds us Grenfell was not an anomaly

Fiction: Black River: Aberfan, Hillsborough, Grenfell. Names synonymous with warnings ignored, corners cut and the disregard capitalism has for working class lives.

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