February Revolution 1917: How Russia’s workers defeated the tsar

Toppled stature of Tsar Alexander III.

Lessons for today’s struggles against dictatorship

A discussion on Hong Kong’s future

A discussion on Hong Kong’s future

The following statement was presented at a recent meeting of Socialist Action (CWI in Hong Kong) to discuss the important political shifts taking place at the start of 2017. 

Snowden movie: US ‘deep state’ in the spotlight

Vanessa and Ajith are Hong Kong asylum seekers who sheltered on-the-run Snowden in 2013.

Film review • Campaign for presidential pardon gains momentum

The Olympics, big business and dictatorship

The Olympics, big business and dictatorship

A short history of the Olympics: Rather than the Olympic movement’s self-professed ideals of ‘internationalism’ and ‘fair play’, the Games are about two at first sight contradictory forces: nationalistic flag-waving and capitalist globalisation

Revisiting Animal Farm

Revisiting Animal Farm

Allegory of the terrible betrayal of the Russian revolution Andy Ford reviews George Orwell’s influential story, 70 years since it was first published in 1945