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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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Defending the Legacy in a New Era Editorial from Socialism Today, Dec/Jan 2017 edition The year 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the Russian revolution. The 1917 revolution stands out as the greatest event in...

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Attacking immigrant workers with vile racist language and the promise to build a wall along the border were mainstays of Donald Trump’s campaign. Now Trump is threatening to ramp up mass deportations in his first...

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This December marks the 60th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott victory that ignited the Civil Rights movement and led to the dismantling of the “Jim Crow” system of segregation. Montgomery’s black population mounted a...

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The specter of Ralph Nader has haunted the Democratic Party throughout the final months of the 2016 election. Worried that disaffected voters would be drawn to candidates like the Green Party’s Jill Stein, Clinton’s super...

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Eight years ago, Wall Street bet against American families and caused the Great Recession, an economic collapse on a scale that hadn’t been seen in 80 years. Voters then elected Barack Obama, a self-proclaimed activist,...

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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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Decades of ‘shock therapy capitalism’, wars and corruption Rob Jones, CWI in Russia The incredible three days of 19 -21 August 1991 started with the early morning announcement that then Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev had...

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Working class and peasants rose up against capitalist exploitation, poverty and fascism Tony Saunois, from Socialism Today (July/August 2016) Eighty years ago, the working class and poor peasants of Spain rose up against capitalist exploitation,...

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Revolutionary socialist, militant workers’ leader and internationalist Three articles on Connolly’s life and ideas Today (May 12) marks the 100th anniversary of the execution of James Connolly, by a British army firing squad, for his key role in...

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