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The History of May Day

April 26, 2017

The movement for a shorter working day was the first to unite workers internationally against industrial capitalism. Karl Marx had pointed out that within the United States, as long as slavery existed any attempt to...

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In 1905, a mass strike wave followed by a revolution took place in Russia. Workers began organizing themselves in strike committees. These organizations were discussing ways to win victories against the bosses and the Tsarist...

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On 12 April 1927, a bloody military coup turned the tide on the Chinese Revolution Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info Ninety years ago the Chinese working class and its young Communist Party (CCP) suffered a terrible defeat in...

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In 2000, a group of radical leftist students called the Campus Democracy Collective arranged to have Howard Zinn speak at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, where I saw him speak for the first time,...

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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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Christine Thomas, first published (extracts) in Socialism Today (March 2003), monthly magazine of the Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales), and fully online at http://www.socialismtoday.org/73/kollontai.html. As a new generation of women move into struggle, Christine...

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Shortly before the 2016 election, conservative Ronald Radosh revealed a startling new “fact”: that Steve Bannon, Donald Trump’s chief strategist, is a Leninist. Now a wave of think pieces have sprung up looking to the...

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The overthrow of Czarist rule in February and the winning of some important democratic rights did not mean the end of the revolution. Rather it was the beginning of the struggle to determine what would...

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Adapted from an article published by the Socialist Party, Ireland No other event in history has been more distorted by the capitalist establishment than the Russian Revolution. In most narratives, the role of women is...

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Margaret Thatcher, the so called “Iron Lady,” resigned as British Tory prime minister on November 22, 1990. She had been in power for eleven years, winning three general elections, and yet was forced out before...

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