90th anniversary of the Russian Revolution

90th anniversary of the Russian Revolution

The October Revolution – when the working class took power

40th anniversary of the death of Che Guevara

40th anniversary of the death of Che Guevara

A revolutionary fighter – What is Che’s relevance today? “..it is not for revolutionaries to sit in their doorways of their houses waiting for the corpse of imperialism to pass by” (Second Declaration of Havana, 1962)Tony Saunois, CWI “Shoot, coward, you are only going to kill a man”. These, according […]

The 1917 ’July days’ – rich in lessons for today

The 1917 ’July days’ – rich in lessons for today

Revolution never develops in a straight line Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary, London Between February and October 1917 there were many sharp turns in the situation in Russia. In April, the government coalition of ‘socialists’ – the Social Revolutionaries (SRs) and Mensheviks (minority) – with the capitalist ministers, continued […]

Marxists, Taiwan and the National Question

Marxists, Taiwan and the National Question

Reply to Mikawasima Tookjoo, by Peter Taaffe  This article, which first appeared on China Worker on August 26, 2005, is a reply to Japanese leftist, Mikawasima Tookjoo, who took issue with the stand of this website on the national question and the need for a democratic socialist solution to the Taiwan […]

Marxism and the national question

Marxism and the national question

The national question is, without doubt, one of the great issues facing socialists and marxists today. Peter Hadden, Socialist Party (CWI Ireland) Lenin described Tzarist Russia as a prison house of nationalities – 57% of its peoples were non-Russian. He argued that without a correct approach on this issue the […]