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    Revolutionary history: Lessons of the Spanish Revolution 1931–38

    The Spanish Revolution of 1931–1939 is one of the greatest events in working-class history in the twentieth century. Heroic Spanish workers rose up against an attempted coup in 1936 by the army, commanded by the reactionary fascist General Francisco ...

    50 years since Nixon’s pivot to China

    A half century has passed since US President Richard Nixon’s ground-breaking visit to China on 21 February 1972 chinaworker.info reporters Nixon was the first American president ever to visit China and no formal relations had existed between the two ...

    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...

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    London protest for imprisoned Chinese socialist

    On 25 November protesters gathered outside the Chinese Embassy in London in solidarity with the imprisoned socialist labour activist Chai Xiaoming...

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