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16 December 2020
In the fourth article in our series marking the 200th anniversary of the birth of Friedrich Engels, Ross Saunders looks at one of Engels' best known works.
6 March 2019
Ninety years ago this January, Leon Trotsky was exiled from the Soviet Union. Joseph Stalin and his increasingly powerful bureaucracy gave the command.
17 October 2018
This short pamphlet by Friedrich Engels is, along with the Communist Manifesto, one of the best and most significant introductions to Marxism. It greatly adds to our understanding of the roots of socialism and the tasks of the working class to fundamentally change society.
20 June 2018
Theatre: Marx in Soho: For socialists, a one-man show about Karl Marx might not suggest a night of revelations. But seeing Bob Weick performing Howard Zinn's play 'Marx in Soho' in Manchester on 9 June showed this was a misconception.
2 May 2018
Marx was born 200 years ago on 5 May. Together with Engels, he formulated the ideas of scientific socialism which were to shake the world
28 February 2018
How relevant Marx's ideas are in 2018 - 200 years after he was born and 170 years since the publication of the Communist Manifesto
18 October 2017
The centenary of the Russian revolution has led to an outpouring of bile - not mainly aimed at the February revolution, but at October
9 August 2017
The Daily Mail reacted with predictable hysteria when, in May 2017, John McDonnell stated: "You can't understand the capitalist system without reading Marx's Das Kapital."
26 July 2017
A congress at the end of the CWI summer school - held in Barcelona - confirmed the unification of the CWI with Izquierda Revolucionaria (IR)
26 July 2017
On 4 July Birmingham South East Socialist Party branch discussed the new book From Militant to the Socialist Party by Peter Taaffe.
15 February 2017
We believe that the principled agreement between our organisations means there is the basis for concrete steps to be taken towards unification
8 February 2017
Non-fiction review: Lenin on the Train: When the February revolution broke out in Russia in 1917 and the Tsar was overthrown, Vladimir Lenin was living in exile in Switzerland.
16 November 2016
Struggle, internationalism and socialism, these ideas - and how powerful they can be in action - electrified the magnificent rallies and workshops at Socialism 2016
5 October 2016
At Socialism 2016 over 1,000 people will be discussing the socialist alternative to capitalism. Come along to discuss kicking out the Tories, organising to defeat racism, defending Corbyn's anti-austerity message, the US presidential election, and much more.
27 September 2016
Review by Socialist Party general secretary Peter Taaffe of "The Life and Death of Leon Trotsky", published in the latest issue of Socialism Today.
7 September 2016
Film review - Every Cook Can Govern: This new documentary takes us on the journey of a fighter who became a black liberation icon. But ultimately it is an incomplete look at the life and impact of socialist revolutionary CLR James.
17 August 2016
Michael Crick's book 'Militant' was first published in 1984. Why has it now been re-issued 32 years later? For the very same reason that it was published in the first place: to provide ammunition for attacking the emerging left, writes Peter Taaffe.
11 August 2016
Trotskyism has been in the news since Tom Watson, deputy leader of the Labour Party, accused some new members of the Labour Party of being supporters of Trotsky.
6 August 2015
25 years ago today, Pat Wall - a giant of the workers' movement - passed away. Here we republish an obituary from the Militant newspaper
15 August 2014
The bloody conflict in Ukraine, alongside the slaughter of the Palestinian people in Gaza, has brought the issue of the 'national question' once more forcefully onto the political agenda. How can we open a road to begin to solve seemingly age-old intractable issues? Peter Taaffe writes.
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