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Capitalism in crisis
Socialist Party deputy general secretary Hannah Sell argues the case for socialism. The defenders of capitalism were wrong and the socialists and Marxist were right.
This is what the current economic crisis means - as well as hardship for millions of people.
Over the last few decades the representatives of capitalism have claimed victory for their system, declaring that the 'free market' is the only way of running the world.
Reality has proven somewhat different...
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This pamphlet gives a brief explanation of why the Socialist Party has initiated the Campaign for a New Workers' Party
The author is Hannah Sell, a member of the Socialist Party Executive Committee.
The struggle of Liverpool city council, at its height in 1984, compelled the 'Iron Lady', British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, to beat a retreat.
A movement involving a city of half a million working class people, Socialist Party general secretary Peter Taaffe and Tony Mulhearn, one of the leaders of the movement, tell how the struggle over 1983-87 made Liverpool synonymous with 'militancy', not just in Britain, but internationally.
A detailed story of this tremendous one year long battle by the miners and their families against Thatcher
Updated November 2005
Football fanatic and socialist John Reid writes about the death of the people's game at the hands of big business
AUGUST 31, 1994, and the IRA's announcement of a ceasefire, was an historic date in Irish history. Are the Troubles over? This booklet was written in 1994 to provide answers to these questions. (Now out of print)
We beat the poll tax - in 1991 Militant defeated Thatcher's tax
Answers questions such as Could things be different? How could socialism work? and Is there an easier way to change the world?
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The Rise of Militant: Militant's Thirty Years 1964 - 1994 The official history of the Militant tendency, forerunner of the Socialist Party.
Written by Peter Taaffe, general secretary of the Socialist Party and The Militant's first editor
Socialism: Utopian and Scientific By Frederick Engels. Essential reading
What Is Marxism?
The Socialist Party's Marxist analysis of society today:
Socialist Party congress documents 2008
Socialist Party congress documents 2007
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Classic Marxists texts
The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels, with new introduction
The Manifesto’s "vision of the Global Market was uncannily prescient," remarks Francis Wheen, in his biography of Marx.
What about Russia? What was the significance of the Russian Revolution? Does Stalinism inevitably arise from any attempt to establish a socialist society? Includes eye-witness accounts of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Includes Trotsky's definitive and brilliant In Defence of October, together with Stalinism and Bolshevism and Lessons of October
Permanent Revolution by Leon Trotsky: one of Leon Trotsky’s major contributions to Marxist thought
For socialists, the issue of the state is vital. What is its class character? What programme and policies should we put forward?
The state: a warning to the labour movement Analysis of the events told in the BBC2 programme, 'The Plot Against Harold Wilson', screened on the 30th anniversary of Labour Prime Minister Harold Wilson's resignation.
Che Guevara - Symbol of struggle (CWI website) by Tony Saunois
The State and Revolution by Lenin
Marxism Opposes Terrorism Peter Taaffe: The False Methods of Terrorism
Trotsky: Why Marxists Oppose Individual Terrorism
Trotsky: The Bankruptcy of Terrorism
Peter Taaffe: Marxism Opposes Individual Terrorism
Transitional Programme by Trotsky With new introduction.
The Class, The Party and the Leadership: This article is an unfinished work written by Trotsky and first published in 1940. It nevertheless forms a very valuable text.
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