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Lenny Shail, Socialist Party national committee. Reposted from The Socialist, newspaper of the Socialist Party (CWI in England and Wales) Ninety years ago this January, Leon Trotsky was exiled from the Soviet Union. Joseph Stalin...

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By Per-Åke Westerlund, member of Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna (sister organization of Socialist Alternative in Sweden) 100 years ago, on March 2, 1919, 53 delegates from left and communist parties gathered at a congress in Moscow, with...

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The United States has a 200-year-long history of intervening in Latin American politics to protect its geopolitical and economic interests. All of these invasions and interventions have been aimed at preventing radical or revolutionary movements...

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Rosa Luxemburg, a heroic and principled figure of the left, died 100 years ago this year. Rosa was a disabled Polish-German secular Jew, a woman jailed for her views, a poet and a migrant, but...

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P. Daryaban, Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) Reposted from The Socialist, newspaper of the Socialist Party (CWI in England and Wales) Forty years ago a great revolution against a dictatorial monarchy was in progress...

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Today marks the 100th anniversary of the murders of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, two of the outstanding leaders of the German and international working class movements. They are figures who still today symbolise uncompromising...

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Robert Bechert, CWI International Secretariat (Originally published on socialistworld.net) November 9 is a momentous date in German history. On this date Robert Blum, one of the leaders of the 1848 revolution in German-speaking countries, was executed...

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Originally published on thesocialist.org.au, website of the Socialist Party (CWI in Australia) One hundred years ago, Italian revolutionary Antonio Gramsci was in the middle of events that could have changed the course of history. The Italian...

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The rise of fascism in Italy in the early 1920s represented a new, extremely dangerous threat to the workers’ movement. It provoked urgent debate in the early years of the Communist International – before its...

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Because of the continuing significance of the events in France in 1968, Socialist Alternative is republishing the pamphlet France 1968: Month of Revolution written by Clare Doyle of the Committee for a Workers International with...

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