October 18, 2021
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    Revisiting Animal Farm

    Allegory of the terrible betrayal of the Russian revolution Andy Ford reviews George Orwell’s influential story, 70 years since it was first published in 1945 A success almost from the start, Animal Farm was rated among the 100 greatest novels ...

    Socialism: Past or future?

    Review of ‘PostCapitalism: a guide to our future’ by Paul Mason Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party (CWI in England & Wales) General Secretary Paul Mason’s latest book, PostCapitalism, presents a vision of a new society, without the horrors of th...

    ’No place to hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA and the US Surveillance state’

    What the 1% will do to defend their class interests Reviewed by Tony Saunois, CWI This powerful, gripping and incisive book was first published on 13 May 2014. Glenn Greenwald and, of course, his star whistle-blower, Edward Snowden, have done a...

    Selma: A Film review

    Eljeer Hawkins, SocialistAlternative/USA “ ...Somewhere in the dream we had an epiphany Now we right the wrongs in history No one can win the war individually It takes the wisdom of the elders and young people's energy…” – Common and John Legen...

    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 Revo...

    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 En...

    The Wolf of Wall Street – film review

    The Hollywood film The Wolf of Wall Street has generated a lot of controversy This film is based on the memoirs of Jordan Belfort, a finance shark who according to the US government still owes his victims US$100m in restitution. The film is banned...

    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...

    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...

    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. Patrick Ayers and Eljeer Haw...

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    The collapse of Evergrande – Chinese regime on horns of a dilemma

    Evergrande, the Chinese property company, is missing one payment deadline after another. If it collapses the consequences could be huge for China’s economy, its authoritarian regime and for global capitalism. ISA (International Socialist Alternative) talks to Vincent Kolo of chinaworker.info about what could happen.

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