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    Revolutionary history: Lessons of the Spanish Revolution 1931–38

    The Spanish Revolution of 1931–1939 is one of the greatest events in working-class history in the twentieth century. Heroic Spanish workers rose up against an attempted coup in 1936 by the army, commanded by the reactionary fascist General Francisco ...

    Irish history: “Derry — This was murder” — 50 years since Bloody Sunday

    Sunday, 30 January 1972 saw one of the bloodiest and most callous atrocities committed during the Troubles in Northern Ireland. In an event that would become known as Bloody Sunday, British paratroopers (paras) fired indiscriminate live rounds into a...

    The New Cold War brings a new nuclear dystopia

    On this day 77 years ago, the U.S. government dropped the second atomic bomb in the center of Nagasaki, a Japanese city of more than a quarter of a million people with no tactical military value. The following article is about the rising threat of nu...

    Revolutionary history: Sweden 1905 – Workers’ struggle and the socialists secured peace with N...

    Down with the weapons! With this slogan, the socialist youth movement in Sweden ran a mass campaign that secured peace with Norway in 1905. The socialist youth movement called for a general strike to prevent a war. Per Olsson, Rättvisepartiet Social...

    Why socialists oppose Western military intervention?

    Andy Moxley, Socialist Alternative (ISA in the United States) ISA condemns the bloody Russian invasion of Ukraine, which has already displaced millions and killed or wounded thousands, and demands the withdrawal of Russian troops immediately. This...

    Review of 2021: Age of disorder, Year 2

    From beginning to end, 2021 was a year of perfect storm for world capitalism. This rotten and decadent system has rarely, if ever before, faced such deep simultaneous crises on so many fronts. It has never been more over-ripe for replacement, and the 2020s are only getting started

    China: 30 years since Deng Xiaoping’s Southern Tour

    A turning point in the restoration of Chinese capitalism Peter Chan, Socialist Action On 17 January 1992, Deng Xiaoping boarded a train from Beijing to Shenzhen for a month-long “family trip”. This seemingly unremarkable journey at the time turned ...

    50 years since Nixon’s pivot to China

    A half century has passed since US President Richard Nixon’s ground-breaking visit to China on 21 February 1972 chinaworker.info reporters Nixon was the first American president ever to visit China and no formal relations had existed between the two ...

    The mistakes of rightist elements of the Communist League on the trade union question

    Leon Trotsky, January 1931 Some preliminary remarks If the theoretical structure of the political economy of Marxism rests entirely upon the conception of value as materialised labour, the revolutionary policy of Marxism rests upon the conception...

    Revolutionary history: Anniversary of the Black Panther Party – Lessons for today

    October 15th is the anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party in 1966. We reprint here an article written before the murder of George Floyd, but whose lessons remain even more valid today.

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    China’s mass revolt – where now?

    Most significant protests since the 1989 Democracy Movement Li Yong and Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info At the time of writing police are massing in ...

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