12 December 2018
A leader of 'Red Clydeside', John MacLean was an outstanding orator, a peerless educator in Marxist ideas, writes On the recent 95th anniversary of the death of Scottish Marxist John Maclean, Philip Stott, Socialist Party Scotland, looks at Maclean's contribution to the socialist and working-class movement..
14 November 2018
By the time the war ended it had put into question the 'right' of the ruling classes to rule
7 November 2018
The movement that developed from July to December 1968 was undoubtedly one of the most intense and revolutionary chapters in the history of class struggle in Mexico.
31 October 2018
The huge demonstration in 1819 demanded democratic rights.
24 October 2018
Recently, a group in Telford, Shropshire has highlighted events that took place in the county in 1821, known as the Cinderloo uprising. The very name indicates the national effects of the growing Chartist movement and the events of Peterloo two years earlier.
10 October 2018
In 1993 a mass protest demanded the HQ of the far-right BNP be shut down - with Militant, predecessot of the Socialist Party, playing a central role
12 September 2018
On 15 September at a secret London venue top bankers who were part of Lehman Brothers will celebrate the tenth anniversary of their bank's 2008 collapse with "cocktails and canapes".
29 August 2018
On a number of occasions, the ruling class in Britain has trembled with fear when faced with mass struggles of workers which could threaten their rule. Such movements as the 1984-85 miners strike and the 1926 general strike brought clashes between striking workers and the powers of the capitalist state.
6 June 2018
This year, 7 June marks the 50th anniversary of the start of the strike by women sewing machinists at Ford Dagenham in east London.
23 May 2018
On 24 May 1988 Section 28 of the Local Government Act 1988 was enacted in England, Scotland and Wales by Margaret Thatcher's Conservative government.
23 May 2018
France, May 1968: week four: By Friday 24 May 1968, ten million workers were on strike. The greatest general strike in history. On the same day, the president of France, General Charles de Gaulle, tried to address the nation. Nobody saw it. It was a victim of the TV workers' strike.
16 May 2018
On 16 May 1968, 50 years ago, Ronan Point, a high-rise tower block in Newham, east London, collapsed killing four people and injuring 17
16 May 2018
France, May 1968: week three: On Saturday 18 May 1968, General Charles de Gaulle, president of France, was forced to cut short his state visit to Bucharest.
9 May 2018
France, May 1968: week two: The legacy of the French revolution of 1848, the second time France overthrew a monarchy, played an important part in the escalation of the demonstrations and street fighting in Paris.
2 May 2018
France '68 - week one: A wooden beam will appear quite solid and unchanged as termites chew away within it. But there comes a time when one step can bring down the whole rotten house. In May of 1968 the whole structure of capitalism in France was in jeopardy.
25 April 2018
It's 50 years since the greatest general strike in history
28 March 2018
50th anniversary of the assassination of MLK jnr in Memphis: This year marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King junior, who was shot and killed on 4 April 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee, while supporting striking sanitation workers, writes April Ashley, Unison national executive council, black members rep (female) (personal capacity).
14 March 2018
Here we reproduce word-for-word the editorial from the issue of the Socialist printed on 28 March 2003, the issue of our weekly paper that came out directly after US and UK troops were sent into Iraq
14 February 2018
Frustrated workers and youth took the removal of their hardline Stalinist president as the cue
24 January 2018
On 30 January 1968 the NLF and the People's Army of Vietnam launched the Tet Offensive against US and allied troops
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