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12 December 2018

John Maclean - revolutionary fighter of the working class

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

1918: revolution ends World War One

By the time the war ended it had put into question the 'right' of the ruling classes to rule

7 November 2018

Mexico: The movement of 68 and the massacre of Tlatelolco

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

Peterloo: "If the people were to rise and smite their enemies, was not this the time?" Samuel Bamford, demonstrator

The huge demonstration in 1819 demanded democratic rights.

24 October 2018

1821 Cinderloo uprising: "The crowd thought it had nothing else to lose"

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

25 years since 50,000 marched against the far-right threat

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

10 years since the financial crash - the socialist answer to capitalist crisis

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

100 years since police went on strike: "never nearer to Bolshevism"

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

'Made in Dagenham' Ford machinists pay strike 50 years on

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

30 years on from Section 28: the legacy of fighting LGBT+ attacks must continue

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

May 1968: 'Communist' leaders hand power back to defeated bosses

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

Ronan Point disaster 50 years on

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

May 1968: Revolutionary explosion as two thirds of workforce join strike

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 '68: History's greatest general strike erupts

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

May 1968: Police attacks on students spark mass revolt

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

France 1968: when workers were on the brink of taking power

It's 50 years since the greatest general strike in history

28 March 2018

The life and legacy of Martin Luther King

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

15 years since the invasion of Iraq: what we said

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

Czechoslovakia 1968: 'Prague Spring' challenges Stalinism

Frustrated workers and youth took the removal of their hardline Stalinist president as the cue

24 January 2018

Vietnam War: 50 years since the Tet Offensive

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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