Socialism and national rights

Socialism and national rights

Ukraine, Israel/Palestine and other countries From Socialism Today No.181, September 2014 by Peter Taaffe, General Secretary of Socialist Party (England and Wales), CWI Secretariat The bloody conflict in Ukraine, alongside the slaughter of the Palestinian people in Gaza, has brought the issue of the ‘national question’ once more forcefully onto […]

Germany: 25 years since November 9

Germany: 25 years since November 9

Berlin Wall brought down by mass revolutionary movement By Robert Bechert, CWI, who was living in Berlin in 1989 While, for millions, the 1989 opening of the Berlin Wall was rightly celebrated as a great victory for democratic rights, the official celebrations to mark its 25th anniversary have been dominated […]

25 years since the June 4 Tiananmen massacre

Hundreds or even thousands perished in the military storming of central Beijing.

Can the Chinese dictatorship survive another quarter of a century?  Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info June 4th marks the 25th anniversary of the bloody massacre in Beijing that ended the mass student-led democracy movement which came close to toppling the Chinese dictatorship. This year on the night of June 4, hundreds of thousands will […]

History of the Committee for a Workers’ International

History of the Committee for a Workers’ International

Interview with CWI secretary, Tony Saunois This article first appeared in sozialismus.info, the theoretical magazine of the CWI in Germany (Sozialistische Alternative). This year is the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Committee for a Workers’ International. Who participated and what was discussed? The CWI was founded on 20/21 April 1974 […]

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 […]