The Life and legacy of Malcolm X

The Life and legacy of Malcolm X

50 years since the assassination of the black revolutionary Hugh Caffrey February 21 marks 50 years since the assassination of the black revolutionary activist Malcolm X. As the United States is shaken by mass protests in hundreds of cities against police racism and violence, and a new ‘Black Lives Matter’ […]

Hong Kong: How are political parties financed?

Hong Kong: How are political parties financed?

Socialist Action refuses money from business or government agencies – our support comes from ordinary people From Socialist Magazine, issue 30 The issue of funding for political parties and NGOs has become a big issue. During the ‘Umbrella Revolution’ the pro-government camp railed against “foreign meddling” in Hong Kong’s affairs. […]

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 […]