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Socialist Party books and pamphlets online

What We Stand For

The Covid pandemic has accelerated the crisis of capitalism and disrupted every aspect of society. In its wake the need for socialism is clearer than ever. This Socialist Party manifesto sums up our main demands on the different issues that face the working class.

The Rise of Militant

Militant's Thirty Years 1964 - 1994: The official history of the Militant Tendency, forerunner of the Socialist Party by Peter Taaffe

Liverpool – A City that Dared to Fight

Liverpool – A city that Dared to Fight is a history of the famous Militant tendency-led struggle in Liverpool in 1984-87. Written by Peter Taaffe and Tony Mulhearn, leading participants in the struggle. Militant played a leading role in Liverpool city council’s battle against the Thatcher government 1983-87. This book presents both a commentary and penetrating political analysis of the growth of Marxism in Britain.

The case for Socialism

At the start of 2016, 62 people - barely more than a bus full - owned as much wealth as half the people on the planet. Never before has inequality reached these gargantuan levels.

Socialism and Left Unity – A critique of the Socialist Workers Party

Pamphlet published in November 2008. The Socialist Party in England and Wales, and the Socialist Workers Party (SWP), are the two largest organisations on the ‘Marxist left’ in Britain. Many argue: ‘Why can’t you forget your differences and combine to unite yourselves and the left in a real alternative?’

How a fightback can stop the cuts

Lessons of how Thatcher was defeated, by Hannah Sell, Socialist Party Deputy General Secretary

Women and the struggle for socialism

It doesn't have to be like this: Women and the Struggle for Socialism, by Christine Thomas. Socialist Party publication August 2010

Science, Marxism and the Big Bang

A Critical Review of Reason in Revolt: A contribution to a debate on Marxism and science

Planning Green Growth

Planning Green Growth: A Socialist Contribution To The Debate On Environmental Sustainability

Socialism in the 21st century

Just six months after the first edition of Socialism in the 21st century was published in 2002, two million people took to the streets of Britain on 15 February 2003 to oppose the impending war on Iraq. It was probably the biggest single demonstration in Britain’s history and it formed part of what was certainly the biggest ever simultaneous global movement.

The case for Socialism – 2013 edition

When the Sunday Times first published its annual Rich List in 1989, the combined wealth of the 200 richest people in Britain was £38 billion (£80 billion in today's money). In 2013 it had increased to £318.2 billion.

A Strategy to Defeat the Cuts

Demonstrate, occupy, strike. Pamphlet by Hannah sell, Socialist Party deputy general secretary, dated 24/03/2011

The case for Socialism (2009 version)

The profound crisis that global capitalism entered in 2008 is resulting in increased hardship for the majority, in Britain and internationally.

Capitalism in Crisis

The defenders of capitalism were wrong and the socialists and Marxists were right. This is what the current economic crisis means...

We beat the Poll Tax

The hated Tory Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was dethroned as a result of the victorious struggle against the Poll Tax in 1991. But she did not abdicate voluntarily — she was pushed. This is the story of that victory, lead by the Militant, now the Socialist Party.

Marxist Classics

Lenin: State and Revolution

Lenin wrote The State and Revolution in August and September 1917, when he was in hiding. It remains a great classic of Marxism. It begins: "The question of the state is now acquiring particular importance both in theory and in practical politics. The [1914-18] imperialist war has immensely accelerated and intensified the process of transformation of monopoly capitalism into state-monopoly capitalism. The monstrous oppression of the working people by the state, which is merging more and more with the all-powerful capitalist associations, is becoming increasingly monstrous.

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