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 […]

Taiwan’s history: Every five years a rebellion

Taiwan’s history: Every five years a rebellion

Taiwan was first incorporated into China by the Qing dynasty (1644-1911) in 1683. It first became a province of China in 1885, ten years before the Qing surrendered it to the Japanese in the Sino-Japanese war.  By Laurence CoatesHan Chinese settlers began arriving around a thousand years ago. The original […]