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14 May 2008
This is a revival of the book first published in 1982 by the BBC to accompany a TV series of the same name, authored by the well-known academic and social historian, Asa Briggs, and John Callow...
2 April 2008
...and publication of Marx and Engelsí Communist Manifesto "The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win." This ringing battle cry was issued 160 years ago by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels in their Communist Manifesto.
25 March 2008
Two extracts from a summary of the present world situation and world relations, written by Peter Taaffe for a meeting taking place this month of representatives from European sections of the Committee for a Workers' International...
1 March 2008
Exactly how severe the crisis in Britain's economy will be, how long it will take to bite, and the precise political effects of it, are not yet clear...
27 February 2008
Fidel Castro in his days as a guerrila
20 February 2008
CLAUSE IV, part 4, the 'socialist' clause of the Labour Party's constitution enshrining public ownership of industry and finance, was adopted at a party conference in 1918...
13 February 2008
MICHAEL O'LEARY, cost-cutting, anti-union, multimillionaire boss of 'budget airline' Ryanair, says he would welcome "a good, deep, bloody recession in this country for 12 to 18 months... By Roger Shrives
30 January 2008
Debt and housing time bomb, photo The Socialist
10 January 2008
The present crisis in the world economy has underlined Karl Marx's analysis of capitalism as a system that works blindly, behind the backs of society and without conscious human control...
10 January 2008
This is a disappointing book. Francis Wheen's earlier biography is definitely worth a read and shows he has made a serious study of Marx's writings....
27 September 2007
THE NEAR collapse of Northern Rock bank, accompanied by the most astonishing scenes of panic for generations outside its branches, has serious political implications for Britain and the government of Gordon Brown...
20 September 2007
Readers of the socialist could readily agree with the title of this book. The destructive nature of the capitalist system, based upon production for profit... By Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party General Secretary
28 June 2007
IN 2006 the world economy grew by 5.4%. That annual rate is comparable with growth in the years of the post-war economic upswing of the 1960s. The ability...
28 June 2007
Review by Peter Taaffe of Young Stalin by Simon Sebag Montefiore: "Lenin shot by Trotsky in drunken brawl". This was a headline, not from the gutter press but from a so-called 'quality' US capitalist newspaper in...
1 March 2007
The pressures of life under capitalism, double standards which still leave women doing the vast majority of childcare and housework, and a lack of confidence are all barriers which women can face to joining the Socialist Part...
15 December 2006
The unleashing of free-market, capitalist forces has deepened the chasm of inequality between rich and poor, capitalist and worker, both across the globe and within all countries...
22 October 2006
"A SPECTRE is haunting Europe..." With these famous words Marx and Engels began what is probably the single most famous work of scientific socialism... By Ben Robinson
21 July 2005
"PHILOSOPHERS HAVE interpreted the world the point is to change it." This was the opening of Melvin Bragg's Radio 4 programme In Our time, broadcast on 14 July...
6 September 2003
THE SOCIALIST Party has produced a new publication - a guide and explanation of the essential ideas of Marxism, the basis of our political ideas and organisational methods...
12 July 2003
PETER TAAFFE, general secretary of the Socialist Party, reviews The Age of Consent - A Manifesto for a New World Order...
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