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“The U.S. government does not represent the interests of the majority of the country’s citizens, but is instead ruled by those of the rich and powerful.” This quote isn’t some declaration from socialists; this is the...

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Forty years ago, on April 30 at 7:53 in the morning, the Marine helicopter Swift 2-2 departed from the United States embassy in Saigon, capital of South Vietnam. The helicopter carried the last batch of soldiers who...

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The Transitional Program, by Leon Trotsky Capitalism is facing a crisis of legitimacy. We’re given war, poverty, and environmental destruction to satisfy the profits of a tiny minority. The 1%  get bailed out for bringing the...

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October 2014 marks the 120th anniversary of the birth of Russian writer Boris Pilnyak. Andy Ford writes on Pilnyak’s life and works. Boris Pilnyak, an outstanding USSR writer, was born as Boris Andreevich Vogau 120...

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Naomi Klein’s newly published book is a welcome and much needed addition to the debates on how to tackle global warming. Klein not only outlines its enormous threat to humanity, but shows the need for...

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By Andy Ford, Manchester Socialist Party (CWI in England and Wales) 13th July 2014 marks the 120th anniversary of the birth of the outstanding Soviet Russian writer Isaac Babel. His best known work, ‘Red Cavalry’,...

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The 90th anniversary of the Russian revolution is being used by western commentators and historians to repeat old lies and distortions about the revolution and its aftermath. An exception is The Soviet Century by Moshe...

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