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7 May 2010
In the issue of The Socialist published immediately before the general election, we wrote: "The British electoral system - famed throughout the world for ensuring 'stability' - now acts like a slot machine with the outcome highly uncertain." writes Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary.
27 April 2010
Three brands of the same cheap soap powder would offer more excitement than this election! It is as if we live in a one-party regime divided into three wings: New Labour, the Tories and the Liberal Democrats...
27 April 2010
Peter Taaffe, general secretary of the Socialist Party, looks at the options facing the capitalists and their parties following the 6 May general election...
23 April 2010
Peter Taaffe, general secretary of the Socialist Party, discusses the options facing the capitalists and their parties following the general election...
7 April 2010
The economic crisis has hit Kazakhstan harder and faster than most other parts of the world, but this has been met by massive struggles of the workers and poor...
15 March 2010
A Hung Parliament? In substance, Britain’s general election campaign is a phoney war. The three main parties will attempt cuts in public services, pay and conditions. Socialist Party general secretary Peter Taaffe reports on the current political situation and the possibility of a hung parliament.
10 February 2010
Vampire capitalism: Socialist Party general secretary, Peter Taaffe, comments on an interview with film director Michael Moore by Chris McGreal in the Guardian (30/1/10)...
8 January 2010
Here are some of the speeches from the Socialism 2009 rally. We hope to add more soon. These speeches can also be viewed on our youtube channel.
6 January 2010
The British capitalists, together with their counterparts worldwide, have unleashed a barrage of propaganda - disguised as "irrefutable facts" - to soften up working class people for an unparalleled assault on their living standards...
18 November 2009
HISTORIAN ROBERT Service recently wrote a well-publicised and widely distributed book Trotsky - a biography...
11 November 2009
A thousand people came to Socialism 2009 over the weekend to participate in the various discussions and to be inspired by the two rallies. From long-standing Socialist Party activists to those attending their first ever meeting, everyone got something out of it.
"This event allowed me to really understand what the Socialist Party is actually about," said Jessica from Peckham in south London. "I joined the Socialist Party at the event."
28 October 2009
Scant attention has been paid in the media to the 80th anniversary of the October 1929 Wall Street crash. The capitalists can hardly repeat their theme of yesterday - "it can never happen again."
Peter Taaffe, general secretary of the Socialist Party, takes a look at how much of it really has happened again, and spells out the underlying cause.
21 October 2009
Speeches of Senan, Tamil Solidarity international coordinator, and Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary, writes Senan, Tamil Solidarity international coordinator #1.
7 October 2009
Tories, LibDems, Labour - competing to slash our jobs and services: The 'lesser' or 'greater' evil is not a real choice, claims Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary. 'Like an impenetrable sea mist, the prospect of a Tory government hung over New Labour's conference in Brighton... '
25 August 2009
Seventy years ago, the major powers plunged humanity into the horror of world war, Peter Taaffe writes in the latest Socialism Today, magazine of the Socialist Party.
25 August 2009
Peter Taaffe writes in the latest Socialism Today, magazine of the Socialist Party.
26 June 2009
AN ITV news reporter in Iraq described the bizarre scene at a press briefing in Baghdad by the US military forces...
10 June 2009
The Masses Arise, by Peter Taaffe, which was first published in 1989 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the start of the French revolution, is now back in print, writes Kevin Parslow.
In a new introduction, the author recounts the events of the revolution, bringing out the heroic role of the sans-culottes - who have been vilified by right-wing historians - and the relevance of these events to what is likely to develop in the coming period in France, Europe and throughout the world. "This book is more relevant today than when it was first published in 1989," writes Peter Taaffe.
8 June 2009
The Socialist Party is taking orders from party branches and book sellers for the new edition of Peter Taaffe's work on the French Revolution, The Masses Arise: The Great French Revolution 1789-1815...
14 January 2009
Last week on a bitterly cold winter's evening 150 people packed into the ballroom of Wynn's Hotel in central Dublin for the Socialist Party public meeting: " Capitalism in crisis - The Socialist Alternative", writes Cillian Gillespie and Joe Higgins, Dublin.
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