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Factory and university occupations in France. US civil rights and rage at the Vietnam war. Upheavals in Italy, Pakistan and Northern Ireland. Revolt in Stalinist Czechoslovakia. Repression in Mexico. Events in 1968 sent shockwaves around...

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Two hundred years since Karl Marx was born and 170 years since his most famous work, The Communist Manifesto, was published, Eddie McCabe looks at Marx’s theory of class struggle and assesses its relevance for...

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In today’s world, preoccupied with talk of “a new Cold War” between major powers, the events of half a century ago in a European country far from the U.S. may seem of little relevance. But...

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A Response to Bhaskar Sunkara At the end of June, in the midst of a growing discussion about socialism in the United States, Bhaskar Sunkara published an important op-ed in the New York Times entitled “Socialism’s Future May Be...

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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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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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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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The election of the Syriza government in February 2015 was greeted with enthusiastic support by working class people in Greece and across Europe, only to turn into bitter disappointment after its capitulation to the Troika...

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“When I talk about a political revolution, what everybody here has got to understand is that the billionaire class and their representatives in Washington are so powerful that the best president in the world cannot...

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You’ve heard of Marx and Engels. They might have been briefly mentioned and then dismissed in your high school English or history class. Something about capitalism, revolution, “proletariat,” and “bourgeoisie” – whatever those mean. But...

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