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.

Book review: Leon Trotsky – A revolutionary’s life

Book review: Leon Trotsky – A revolutionary’s life

Joshua Rubenstein’s contradictory biography Niall Mulholland, CWI, first published in the Socialist, paper of the Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales) The 72nd anniversary of the assassination of the great Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky was commemorated even within Britain’s capitalist press. An interview with Trotsky’s grandson Esteban Volkov, in the Guardian […]

China: The Wukan uprising and its lessons

China: The Wukan uprising and its lessons

Workers’ strikes and new local rebellions use the slogan “Learn from Wukan” Vincent Kolo and Zhang Shujie, chinaworker.info Wukan is the fishing village in southern China’s Guangdong province that achieved worldwide fame as a symbol of mass resistance. Like thousands of other rural communities in recent years, the 13,000 inhabitants […]