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5 June 2009
Review FRIEDRICH ENGELS wrote The Condition of the Working Class in England when he was just 24 years old. Tristram Hunt says: "The power, incisiveness and prescience of Engels' polemic remains undiminished...
3 March 2009
"As capitalism stares into the abyss, was Marx right all along?"
This is not from The Socialist but from Stephen King, HSBC Banking Group's Chief Economist, writing in The Independent (2 March).
Moreover, he answers his own question in the affirmative, writes Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary.
17 September 2008
4 June 2008
The ideas of the Socialist Party, based on scientific socialism, are identified with Karl Marx and 'Marxism', but Friedrich Engels deserves to be bracketed alongside the great 'philosopher of the millennium'. Peter Taaffe reveiws Engels: A Revolutionary Life, by John Green. (Artery Publications, London 2008)
2 April 2008
...and publication of Marx and Engels’ Communist Manifesto "The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win." This ringing battle cry was issued 160 years ago by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels in their Communist Manifesto.
29 November 2007
Lenin making a speech
11 October 2007
Russian revolution 90th anniversary: THE CAPITALIST media have made little comment on the 90th anniversary of the 1917 October Revolution in Russia. Peter Taaffe looks at the events of the October revolution in Russia 1917.
12 July 2007
Following previous articles on the 1917 February revolution and the April Days, PETER TAAFFE now moves on to the 'July Days'....
3 May 2007
2007 is the ninetieth anniversary of the 1917 Russian revolution. To mark this, the socialist is running a series of articles looking at the events of...
15 March 2007
23 FEBRUARY 1917 (8 March in the new style Gregorian calendar) marked the beginning of the socialist revolution in Russia that sparked a revolutionary wave that would travel around the world. PETER TAAFFE analyses the lessons of February for the working class today.
30 November 2006
IN THE second of our occasional series on Marxist classics, Michael Garrett looks at The Transitional Programme by Leon Trotsky. ...
9 February 2006
100th anniversary of the ‘Theory of Permanent Revolution’: ONE HUNDRED years ago, while in a St Petersburg jail awaiting trial for his leading role in the defeated 1905 Russian Revolution, Leon Trotsky formulated the ‘Theory of Permanent Revolution’...
28 April 2005
WHEN MIKHAIL Gorbachev was selected as the Communist Party of the Soviet Union's general secretary 20 years ago, in March 1985, it marked the beginning of the end of Stalinist rule in the Soviet Union and...
23 October 2004
IN THE third article in the series marking the 40th anniversary of the Militant newspaper's first appearance, Roger Shrives looks at how we covered events around the collapse of Stalinism...
6 September 2003
THE SOCIALIST Party has produced a new publication - a guide and explanation of the essential ideas of Marxism, the basis of our political ideas and organisational methods...
14 December 2001
SOCIALISTS SAY that the world's mightiest power, the USA, has been fighting a war in Afghanistan to defend imperialist interests...
27 October 2000
RUSSIAN TROTSKY archivist Mark Golizinin spoke at the recent Socialism 2000 weekend school organised by the Socialist Party. Earlier he spoke to The Socialist about his research...
18 August 2000
SIXTY YEARS ago, on 20 August 1940, Ramon Mercader, an agent of Stalin's secret police (the GPU) struck a crushing blow with an ice-pick into Leon Trotsky's skull, ending the life of Stalin's most feared critic, the foremost Marxist theoretician and outstanding revolutionary, writes Alec Thraves.
10 March 2000
"PLUS ÇA change; plus ça reste la même chose" (the more things change the more they stay the same ) as the French say, writes Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary.
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