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    Poland: Defeat from the jaws of victory

    In August 1980, Poland’s Stalinist regime was rocked by a massive strike wave which swept across the country Paul Newberry, Socialist Alternative (ISA in Poland) Arguably, Poland came closest to a successful workers’ revolt against Stalini...

    Poland: 50th anniversary of the workers uprising on the Baltic coast

    This month marks the 50th anniversary of the December 1970 workers’ protests against Poland’s Stalinist regime and the bloody massacre known as “Black Thursday”. Paul Newberry, Alternatywa Socjalistyczna (ISA Poland) This month marks the 50th anniv...

    China: repression or “reform”?

    The dominant group within the ruling party stand for continued but ‘smarter’ repression. Here we republish this article which was first published 11 July 2011. Despite the dictatorship’s triumphalist propaganda about its economic achievements, th...

    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...

    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 ...

    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)...

    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...

    Tiananmen 1989 and the working class

    Nothing alarmed the CCP dictatorship more than the movement of the working class aroused to action by the student-led democracy protests Vincent Kolo, from the book Tiananmen 1989: Seven Weeks That Shook the World The great significance of the ...

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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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