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15 May 2019
In the latter part of the English Civil War in the mid-seventeenth century, the hopes of those who wanted the war against the king and the great landowners to bring fundamental change for the mass of ordinary people were being dashed.
31 October 2018
Film review: The plan that came from the bottom up: 'The plan that came from the bottom up' is a new film about the 'Lucas Plan', developed by shop stewards at Lucas Aerospace in the Midlands in 1976, to make socially useful products rather than armaments used to kill people.
20 June 2018
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.
19 August 2015
In fury at the popularity of Jeremy Corbyn's Labour leadership campaign, right wing politicians and media alike have been referring to 'infiltration' of the Labour Party by Militant supporters. Militant was the predecessor of the Socialist Party - whose supporters in the past were members of the Labour Party.
24 September 2014
Film review: Matt Kilsby reviews 'Tony Benn: Will and Testament'
2 May 2014
Thousands marched in London to celebrate May Day and commemorate Bob Crow and Tony Benn
30 April 2014
This year's May Day has been dedicated to the memories of Bob Crow and Tony Benn. Here the Socialist carries again its editorial from issue 803, 20-26 March
24 March 2014
A spectre is haunting capitalist commentators, right-wing new Labour and their hangers-on, following the deaths of Bob Crow and Tony Benn. Militant - seemingly long buried according to these very same sources - now haunts them
19 March 2014
A deluge of tributes followed the sad and shocking death of Bob Crow, elected leader of the RMT trade union. He was known and respected because the RMT is to the forefront of militant action
17 March 2014
Andrew Rawnsley begins his piece on Tony Benn, as many have done, by referring to Benn's latter day status as 'national treasure'
14 March 2014
In one week, the labour movement has suffered two big blows with the deaths of trade union left leader Bob Crow and now of Tony Benn. Benn emerged as the major figure of the Labour left in the 1970s, supporting nationalisation and workers' control of industry
26 November 2013
Tony Benn's latest volume of diaries continues his frank and honest appraisal of his political life. He has campaigned long and hard - but in vain - to halt the degeneration of the Labour Party. Peter Taaffe reviews A Blaze of Autumn Sunshine: The Last Diaries, by Tony Benn in the forthcoming Socialism Today
29 September 2011
‘Vote for us and nothing will change’! was the message of Labour's Ed Balls to the working class desperate for leadership. Two Socialist Party members report on the LRC fringe meeting and on watching the conference on TV
6 July 2011
One of the false arguments against socialism and communism is that these ideas are 'foreign'. Karl Marx was a German Jew and a follower of the German philosopher Hegel. 'Revolution is something that...
5 March 2010
Many "Old Labour" workers and socialists will be saddened at the death of Michael Foot and will see it as signifying the death of an era. However the ideas of Michael Foot - of piecemeal socialist reform of society through successive 'progressive' Labour governments - died long before he physically passed away on 3 March. Socialist Party general secretary Peter Taaffe writes.
17 January 2008
17 October 2007
Workers' party debate: TONY BENN can still draw a crowd. Over 200 students packed into a recent Stop the War Society meeting at University College London to hear him speak. ... By Paula Mitchell
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