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Paris commune 1871: When workers “stormed heaven”

Paris commune 1871: When workers “stormed heaven”

This year marks the 140th anniversary of the Paris commune, when for a brief but heroic few weeks the working class took power for the first time Niall Mulholland, CWIThe mass struggles against dictatorships and poverty sweeping North Africa and the Middle East encourage workers and young people in the […]

90th anniversary of murder of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht

90th anniversary of murder of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht

Lessons of Luxemburg’s inspirational, revolutionary legacy Peter Taaffe, from Socialism Today (February 2009 issue)On 15 January 1919, Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, the finest brains of the German working class and its most heroic figures, were brutally murdered by the bloodthirsty, defeated German military, backed to the hilt by the […]

Nationalism and Economic Life

Nationalism and Economic Life

This article first appeared in the magazine of Foreign Affairs, written by Trotsky in 1934 Italian fascism has proclaimed national “sacred egoism” as the sole creative factor. After reducing the history of humanity to national history, German fascism proceeded to reduce nation to race and race to blood. Moreover, in […]

Northern Ireland: August 1969 – When British troops went into Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland: August 1969 – When British troops went into Northern Ireland

A turning point in history Peter Hadden, Socialist Party (CWI in Northern Ireland) August 1969 was a turning point in the history of Northern Ireland. It was then that the Labour Government of Harold Wilson took the decision to send troops onto the streets, first of Derry, then of Belfast. […]

Taiwan’s history: Every five years a rebellion

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 settlers began arriving around a thousand years ago. The original […]