Anarchism or Marxism?

Anarchism or Marxism?

What are the political differences between anarchism and marxism, and do they still matter in the new international situation? Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info There are areas of common ground between anarchism and marxism – in opposing bureaucracy, for example, and in seeking the destruction of the capitalist state, in contradistinction to […]

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 […]

Trotsky’s relevance today

Trotsky’s relevance today

We publish an important article, available for the first time in Chinese, on the relevance of Leon Trotsky’s revolutionary ideas based on a speech by Peter Taaffe in August 2000  • The permanent revolution • The struggle against neo-conialism • The Revolution Betrayed • Marxism in Our Time • Preparing […]

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 […]