Film Review: Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln

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.

Book review: Leon Trotsky – A revolutionary’s life

Book review: Leon Trotsky – A revolutionary’s life

Joshua Rubenstein’s contradictory biography Niall Mulholland, CWI, first published in the Socialist, paper of the Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales) The 72nd anniversary of the assassination of the great Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky was commemorated even within Britain’s capitalist press. An interview with Trotsky’s grandson Esteban Volkov, in the Guardian […]

China: The Wukan uprising and its lessons

China: The Wukan uprising and its lessons

Workers’ strikes and new local rebellions use the slogan “Learn from Wukan” Vincent Kolo and Zhang Shujie, chinaworker.info Wukan is the fishing village in southern China’s Guangdong province that achieved worldwide fame as a symbol of mass resistance. Like thousands of other rural communities in recent years, the 13,000 inhabitants […]

Europe: No to the debt! No to the austerity! No to the blackmail!

Europe: No to the debt! No to the austerity! No to the blackmail!

International struggle can end dictatorship of the markets Joint declaration by CWI sections in Greece, Portugal, Ireland, Italy and Spain In 2012, the markets and capitalist governments which serve them, have more misery in store. This will mean a deepening both of the economic crisis, and of the war being […]

World economy: The year of all risks

World economy: The year of all risks

On the brink of a new downturn Lynn Walsh, editor of Socialism Today, monthly magazine of the Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales) “2012 will not be a walk in the park”, warns Christine Lagarde, head of the IMF. The world capitalist economy is on the brink of a new […]