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14 April 2021
Lessons from history: "Realising only by the abolition of this hideous capitalist system can the horror of unemployment be removed from our midst, I here and now take upon myself a binding oath, to never cease from active strife against this system until capitalism is abolished and our country and its resources truly be
31 March 2021
Members of the Committee for a Workers' International (CWI) from five continents took part in an online rally on Sunday 28 March
24 March 2021
The birth of the Paris Commune marked the first time in history when the working class took political power directly into its own hands
10 March 2021
A revolutionary life, exuding passion and determination: Rosa Luxemburg was born in Poland on 5 March 1871 - the year of the Paris Commune. In her short lifetime she experienced three major revolutions and participated in the most important debates among socialists
17 February 2021
The film 'Dear Comrades', produced by the Russian film-maker Andrei Konchalevsky, came out last year and won the Special Jury Prize at the 2020 Venice Film Festival.
27 January 2021
The year 2011 began with mass protests spreading across the Middle East and North Africa which shook the ground beneath the region's many autocratic regimes
19 August 2020
What does Orwell's fable actually say about revolution?
19 August 2020
A revolutionary whose ideas and methods retain their validity
5 August 2020
Cuba has one of the lowest Covid-19 death rates in the world - 0.8 per 100,000, compared to 67 in the UK and 44.1 in the US
22 July 2020
World War One - the result of capitalist nations' rivalry - led to the slaughter, on an industrial scale, of the working classes internationally
17 June 2020
The slave trade between the west coast of Africa and the Americas over a period of 300 to 400 years was probably one of the most barbaric periods of exploitation in history
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.
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