October 28, 2021
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    Marxism and the democracy struggle

    The following article is the foreword to a new book from chinaworker.info on the democracy struggle in Hong Kong and China On July 1 2017, the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover to China, Xi Jinping effectively read the riot act – warning Ho...

    June 1917: The Bolsheviks “become a power”

    100 years since the Russian Revolution 1917-2017 Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info A century ago this week, 500,000 workers and soldiers marched through the Russian capital Petrograd, with tens of thousands joining marches in Moscow, Kiev and othe...

    25 years since the June 4 Tiananmen massacre

    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 topp...

    Anniversary: Fourth International launched 75 years ago

    3 September, 1938, marked the start of the Fourth International’s founding conference socialistworld.net Marxists in the 1930s were compelled to draw far-reaching political conclusions following huge defeats of the working class. For example, i...

    World Perspectives: Age of austerity preparing seismic convulsions

    We are living through one of the most dramatic periods in history Document adopted by the December 2012 meeting of the International Executive Committee of the CWIIntroduction We are living through one of the most dramatic periods in history....

    China: The fall of Bo Xilai

    For the first time in two decades an open power struggle erupts within China’s one-party state Editorial statement by chinaworker.info Dramatic events are unfolding as China’s once-in-a-decade leadership transition gets underway. A serious sc...

    International Women’s Day

    March 8th – a day to remember the struggles and the victories of women workers Clare Doyle, CWI For more than a century, March 8th has been the day to commemorate and celebrate the fight of working class and revolutionary women for a better dea...

    Tibet and the National Question

    This article on the national question in Tibet and China was first published on 22 September 2005 Tibet – the “rooftop of the world” – was occupied by the People’s Liberation Army in 1950 and later incorporated into People’s Republic of China as t...

    The 1917 ’July days’ – rich in lessons for today

    Revolution never develops in a straight line Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary, London Between February and October 1917 there were many sharp turns in the situation in Russia. In April, the government coalition of 'socialists' ...

    Taiwan’s history: Every five years a rebellion

    Taiwan was first incorporated into China by the Qing dynasty (1644-1911) in 1683. It first became a province of China in 1885, ten years before the Qing surrendered it to the Japanese in the Sino-Japanese war.  By Laurence CoatesHan Chinese settle...

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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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