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13 May 2020
Laura Spinney's book on the 1918 flu pandemic, first published in 2017, is now being widely read
22 April 2020
In January 1917 the world was in flames amid the barbarism of the first capitalist world war. Yet within months Lenin was elected head of the first democratic workers' government in history.
15 April 2020
In the third of a series of articles on 'war, global crises and working class struggle', Philip Stott - secretary, Socialist Party Scotland - describes how the horrors and privatiations of WW1 provoked revolutionary working class uprisings
8 April 2020
"And to Mr Bezos my message is simple. I don't give a damn about your power. You think you're powerful? We're the ones that have the power."
22 January 2020
Burns was 'just' a poor farmer and low-paid public sector worker - we celebrate the 18th century radical democrat
16 October 2019
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Chinese revolution. In the second of a series of articles marking that event, Tom Baldwin looks at the period following the declaration of the People's Republic of China.
9 October 2019
On 1 October 1949 the leader of the Stalinist Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Mao Zedong, declared the formation of the People's Republic of China.
19 June 2019
Mass protests against the former dictator began in December 2018. He was removed by the Transitional Military Council to try to contain the developing revolutionary movement.
12 June 2019
A violent counterrevolutionary offensive is underway in Sudan. Health officials say hundreds of civilians have been killed and wounded by the Rapid Support Forces - the militia operated by the ruling military clique.
5 June 2019
On 4 June 2019, the day of the 30th anniversary of Tiananmen Square massacre, counter-revolutionary forces allied to the ruling regime in Sudan launched a violent attack on the two month-long mass opposition occupation outside the military barracks in Khartoum.
15 May 2019
The overthrow of Omar al-Bashir by the Sudanese masses on 11 April is one of the most momentous events in the modern history of the country, the continent and the Middle East. It has simultaneously inspired the masses throughout Africa and instilled fear in despotic regimes in the region.
24 April 2019
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
10 April 2019
The force of the revolutionary movement in Algeria is similar to that of the first weeks of the Arab Spring
27 March 2019
Every Friday since 22 February hundreds of thousands of Algerians have been protesting against their president
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.
6 February 2019
Forty years ago a great revolution against a dictatorial monarchy was in progress in Iran. Recalling those days still inspires us: scenes of comradeship despite the shortages due to long days of nationwide strikes, initiatives by ordinary people to run their communities and workplaces
23 January 2019
On 15 January 1919, two key leaders of the German working class and the Communist Party were murdered
23 January 2019
Sixty years ago in January 1959, the Cuban capital Havana erupted in celebration
9 January 2019
Women of Aktion by the Bent Architect Theatre Company tells the story of the women and men whose heroic actions brought World War One to an end.
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