How US imperialism helped to foster al Qaeda

How US imperialism helped to foster al Qaeda

Despite their recent propaganda it was US governments that helped to create the Frankenstein’s monster of right-wing islamism and al Qaeda We here republish a review article from 2004 by Laurence Coates in Socialism Today (journal of the CWI in England and Wales), of two books looking at conservative islamic fundamentalism and the origins […]

The Wolf of Wall Street – film review

The Wolf of Wall Street – film review

The Hollywood film The Wolf of Wall Street has generated a lot of controversy This film is based on the memoirs of Jordan Belfort, a finance shark who according to the US government still owes his victims US$100m in restitution. The film is banned in Nepal and Malaysia. Socialist Action is completely against […]

Review: Lenin’s revolutionary legacy

Review: Lenin’s revolutionary legacy

‘Lenin’ by Lars T Lih Peter Taaffe, from Socialism Today (No.175, February 2014) In an attempt to answer the description of Lenin by capitalist historians as a brutal dictator, some on the left turn to Lars T Lih. He has tried to reinvent the leader of the Russian revolution as some kind […]

South Africa: Mandela’s legacy

South Africa: Mandela’s legacy

Heroically leading ANC to power but struggle tragically into dead end Weizmann Hamilton and Thamsanqa Dumezweni, DSM (CWI South Africa) The Democratic Socialist Movement offers condolences to the Mandela family and all those in South Africa and internationally who are mourning the passing of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. Mandela is a […]

Film Review: Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln

Film Review: Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln

The massive social struggles around the civil war bring up important issues that are played out in the continuing battles today to end racial, class, sexual and gender exploitation under U.S. and global capitalism.