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    Poland: Defeat from the jaws of victory

    In August 1980, Poland’s Stalinist regime was rocked by a massive strike wave which swept across the country Paul Newberry, Socialist Alternative (ISA in Poland) Arguably, Poland came closest to a successful workers’ revolt against Stalini...

    Poland: 50th anniversary of the workers uprising on the Baltic coast

    This month marks the 50th anniversary of the December 1970 workers’ protests against Poland’s Stalinist regime and the bloody massacre known as “Black Thursday”. Paul Newberry, Alternatywa Socjalistyczna (ISA Poland) This month marks the 50th anniv...

    Eighty years since Leon Trotsky’s assassination

    Arming a New Generation with Revolutionary Method. Lynn Walsh On 20 August, 1940, Trotsky was struck a fatal blow with an ice-pick by Ramon Mercader, an agent sent to Mexico by Stalin’s secret police, the GPU, to murder the exiled revolutionary, ...

    Capitalism and the Chinese state

    How was capitalism restored in China? This article was first published in 2015 in the Greek magazine Marxist Thought. It is now published in English for the first time. Vincent Kolo In March, China’s ornamental ‘parliament’ the National People’s C...

    End of Second World War: Soviet flag raised over the Reichstag

    Friday 8th May marks the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe Paddy   Meehan Socialist party (ISA in Northern Ireland) In the midst of the Covid-19 lockdown, the establishment are appealing to the ‘Blitz spirit’ and the sen...

    Book Review: Revolutionaries they could not break, by Ngo Van

    The Stalinists in Indochina learned nothing from the Chinese experience International Socialist Alternative Most histories of the struggle against French colonial rule in Vietnam reflect the Stalinist traditions of the Hanoi regime, and ignore or s...

    Rosa Luxemburg: Her revolutionary ideas

    January 15th marked the 101st anniversary of the murder of the outstanding revolutionary socialist leader, Rosa Luxemburg  Eleanor Crossey-Malone (ISA Ireland) This article, first published by Socialist Party Ireland, looks at her def...

    Revolutionary History: Lenin — 150 Years Since His Birth.

    Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better known by his revolutionary alias, Vladimir Lenin, was born in the city of Simbirsk, now known as Ulyanovsk, on Russia’s Volga river a century and a half ago Rob Jones   Sotsialisticheskaya Alternativa (ISA in Russia) ...

    Revolutionary History: 100th Anniversary of the Kapp Putsch in Germany

    How the German working class fended off a right-wing coup, almost seized power and was once again betrayed by the Social Democratic Party Marcus Hesse SAV (ISA in Germany) One often hears that a general strike is not possible in Germany, let alone ...

    China: Tiananmen Square movement of 1989 reverberates today

    In 1989, Chinese students and workers shook the world Joshua Koritz, Socialist Alternative (US) Here we are publishing an article from our US comrades of Socialist Alternative looking back on the mass democracy struggle in China in 1989.&n...

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    China’s state capitalist imperialism

    In the first of a two-part article Per-Åke Westerlund looks at the rise of Chinese imperialism and what it means for building international workers’ s...

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