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    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...

    The theory of state capitalism

    USSR, with this “malignant bureaucracy” at the helm, as still a workers state, albeit a “degenerated workers state.” Peter Hadden (Socialist Party) (ISA in Ireland) This article is a chapter from the 1999 publication The Struggle for Socialism ...

    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...

    China: Anniversary of June 4 Tiananmen massacre

    The Beijing massacre of 1989 crushed the democracy movement and cemented the Chinese regime’s embrace of capitalism Dikang, chinaworker.info June 4 marks the 31st anniversary of the gruesome massacre in Beijing by the People’s Liberation Army (PLA)...

    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) ...

    Socialists and the democratic struggle

    Socialists fight for all, even limited democratic advances, but explain the need to overthrow capitalism Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info The following is a reprint from September 2010 of our reply to criticisms on social media from a sectar...

    70 years since the Chinese revolution

    Capitalism and imperialism were driven out, but political power rested in the hands of a Stalinist communist party This article by Vincent Kolo was first published on chinaworker.info in October 2009, on the 60th anniversary of the Chinese Re...

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    9/11 terror — 20 years on: Imperialism’s bloody cycle continues

    The world changed twenty years ago. It’s rare that a single event like the 9/11 terrorist attack in the USA can have that much impact. But of course it wasn’t just an act of terror which altered the course of history. Rather it was the response to it

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