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Working-Class Politics in the German Revolution

Working-Class Politics in the German Revolution

Book Reviews April 27, 2017

The Revolutionary Shop Stewards are a neglected part of the German Revolution of 1918-23, but the political lessons need clear understanding, argues Dominic ...

It’s the Left that can beat Le Pen and fascism, not Macron

It’s the Left that can beat Le Pen and fascism, not Macron

Opinion April 24, 2017

With the fascist Le Pen winning a place in the the second round of the French election, Cameron Panting takes a look at how the Left should respond

The left surge in France: a breakthrough in the making?

The left surge in France: a breakthrough in the making?

Interview April 22, 2017

On the eve of the presidential election in France, Feyzi Ismail talks to Daniele Obono, a leading figure in the campaign of left-wing hopeful Jean-Luc Mélenchon...

Bring it on

Bring it on

Opinion April 18, 2017

We need to make Theresa May's election gamble her last, argues John Rees

Is Britain breaking up? - video

Is Britain breaking up? - video

Video April 12, 2017

With Scottish independence looking more likely, and murmurings in Northern Ireland too, Tom Griffiths looks at the prospects for Britain breaking up ...

Article 50: how we can shape a People's Brexit

Article 50: how we can shape a People's Brexit

Analysis March 29, 2017

As Theresa May signs off Article 50, Lindsey German takes a look at where we stand

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The end of UKIP?

The end of UKIP?

Following the referendum, and more noticeably recently, UKIP has dived in the polls and taken a sharp turn to the right

April 27, 2017 Jonathan Maunders

Right, left and centre: how the battle will shape up – Election briefing #04

Right, left and centre: how the battle will shape up – Election briefing #04

As parliament rises until after the election, it's worth looking at where we are, writes Lindsey German

April 27, 2017 Lindsey German

The French presidential elections: fascism and how to fight it

The French presidential elections: fascism and how to fight it

John Mullen on why the Left must move forward on building a broadly-based, permanent, national, mass campaigning organization against fascism ...

April 26, 2017 John Mullen

Is there a Tory revival in Scotland?

Is there a Tory revival in Scotland?

An analysis of what is going on across the border, from Chris Bambery

April 25, 2017 Chris Bambery

Russian Revolution

Russia's road to revolution

Russia's road to revolution

The revolutionary events of 1905 profoundly affected the revolutionary parties themselves, argues Sean Ledwith

January 25, 2017 Sean Ledwith

Must revolution always mean catastrophe?

Must revolution always mean catastrophe?

Neither Cromwell, nor Robespierre, nor Lenin, could become an icon or avatar for the reactionary regimes they helped to overthrow, but Stalin was different argu...

January 16, 2017 Bill Bowring

1905: The 1917 Revolution's dress rehearsal

1905: The 1917 Revolution's dress rehearsal

The Russian Revolution of 1917 was led by a working class who, in 1905, had already tasted their own power and experienced bitter defeat

January 14, 2017 Judy Cox

Imperialist rivalries and the First World War - the world of the Russian Revolution:

Imperialist rivalries and the First World War - the world of the Russian Revolution:

The causes of the First World War and Russian Revolution can be located in the imperialist tensions of world capitalism argues Dominic Alexander

January 7, 2017 Dominic Alexander

Theory

The Jews, Israel and the Holocaust - key texts

The Jews, Israel and the Holocaust - key texts

The Blairites' crocodile tears are about defending empire, writes David Moyles in this introduction to The Jews, Israel and the Holocaust  ...

May 3, 2016 David Moyles

The Communist Manifesto - key texts

The Communist Manifesto - key texts

The Communist Manifesto is a pamphlet that refuses to die. As incendiary as the day it was published, Paul Vernell unpacks this founding document

April 8, 2016 Paul Vernell

Rosa Luxemburg’s The Mass Strike - key texts

Rosa Luxemburg’s The Mass Strike - key texts

Rosa Luxemburg argued that the majority of people would be won to socialism through struggle, writes Paul Vernell in this introduction to The Mass Strike ...

April 3, 2016 Paul Vernell

Editors picks

5 novels every revolutionary should read

5 novels every revolutionary should read

Some of the best pieces of fiction ever written about revolutionary experience are outlined by writer and historian John Rees

November 30, 2016 John Rees

Syria: a tragedy foretold

Syria: a tragedy foretold

John Rees on the lessons to be learnt from a lost revolution

December 14, 2016 John Rees

As dangerous abroad as at home: Trump and foreign policy

As dangerous abroad as at home: Trump and foreign policy

We shouldn't believe that Trump's claims to isolationism will lead to a safer world, argues Lindsey German

November 10, 2016 Lindsey German

Books

Re-examine revolution, but don't abandon it

Re-examine revolution, but don't abandon it

Re-examine revolution, but surely now is not the time to abandon it. Chris Nineham reviews Socialist Register 2017: Rethinking Revolution

April 20, 2017 Chris Nineham

No Shortcuts: Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age

No Shortcuts: Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age

US union organiser, Jane McAlevey, gives us an outspoken and compelling argument about how union organising needs to change, argues Kevin Crane

April 13, 2017 Kevin Crane

Epidemics, multinationals and capitalism

Epidemics, multinationals and capitalism

From Ebola to swine flu, multinationals and their capitalist production systems are the real causes of new epidemic diseases, argues Elaine Graham-Leigh ...

April 6, 2017 Elaine Graham-Leigh

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