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“ I cannot be a pessimist because I am alive. To be a pessimist means you have agreed that human life is an academic matter, so I am forced to be an optimist. I am...

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Lively prologue to events which changed the world When the February revolution broke out in Russia in 1917 and the Tsar was overthrown, Vladimir Lenin was living in exile in Switzerland. Given his implacable opposition to the...

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Peter Taaffe, from the February 2017 issue of Socialism Today (monthly magazine of the Socialist Party – CWI England & Wales) When the Russian revolution began in February 1917, leading revolutionaries, including Leon Trotsky and...

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The Iron Heel By Jack London Reviewed by Jon Dale Jack London, the socialist author, died one hundred years ago on November 22, 1916. Probably his most well-known book, The Iron Heel, describes an epic...

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The release of 13th comes during a crucial moment in U.S. politics with the rise of Black Lives Matter (BLM), the development of prisoners’ strikes around the country, and the racist attacks soon to come...

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Kaepernick on death threats: “If something like that were to happen, you’ve proved my point. It’ll be loud and clear why it happened.” — Tyler Dunne (@TyDunne) September 20, 2016 When Colin Kaepernick began his...

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Review of The Life and Death of Leon Trotsky, published in the latest issue of Socialism Today. Trotsky was one of the 20th century’s key figures: co-leader of the Russian revolution and tireless fighter against...

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“None of them think she really means her populism,… . The Clinton Foundation has actually held meetings at the headquarters of Goldman Sachs.” – William Cohan, “Why Wall Street Loves Hillary”, Politico, 2014. In Listen,...

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Creative struggle for revolutionary change. Bad Art is a new world arts project. Its intention is not to make just another arts organisation. From the start, it is anti-capitalist, internationalist and socialist in its objectives....

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Temple University has humble origins: it grew out of night school classes held in the basement of a Baptist Church. Today its main campus houses 12,000 students on 105 acres in North Philadelphia. It receives...

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