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From The Socialist newspaper, 11 August 2021

Review - The Struggle for World Socialism: "For me it was a page-turner"

The Struggle for World Socialism

The Struggle for World Socialism   (Click to enlarge)

Clare Wilkins, Nottingham Socialist Party

The third part of the history of the Socialist Party is a must read. Not only is it a history of the party and the Committee for a Workers' International (CWI) from 2007 to 2019.

It also provides a history and Marxist analysis of events in Britain and the rest of the world, and the central role of the working class and workers' movement in shaping and reacting to them.

The Covid crisis is the 'great accelerator', because it has speeded up processes already at play in capitalism.

For me it was a page-turner. It is equally good to dip in and out of chapters and groups of chapters.

The book provides a unique and vital context for the world we live in, the tasks facing us, and how to fight back and build for socialism. Reading it now, I found it the best of the three books.

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In The Socialist 11 August 2021:


NHS

Defend the NHS. Fight the Tory pay insult. Prepare strike action!

NHS: Kick out the privatisers, Fight for funding, Build for strike action


News

Tory government nationalises Sheffield steel plant

Tory cuts worsened crime and Johnson 'blitz' won't help

Fight energy price hike

Thanks to the miners - an example of workers' struggle and solidarity

News in brief


Comment

Olympic 'success' masks cuts and inequality in sport

Starmer's faithful Guardian


Campaigns news

Capitalism = climate catastrophe

Rising against a rigged and rotten system - Socialism 2021

London Pride cancelled - pandemic shows protest Pride is necessary

London: Hundreds protest for trans rights

Save Newham's theatres from Labour council cuts!

Socialist Party young members summer school

A day in the life of a young hospitality worker

West Midlands: austerity and capitalism offers no future for young people

Why I joined the Socialist Party

Don't privatise Dudley libraries

Socialist Party: Solely funded by the working class

Review - The Struggle for World Socialism


Housing

Waltham Forest: Fighting for a home for Nadia and homes for all


History

August 1991 - The aborted military coup in the 'Soviet Union'


Workplace news

Ballot majority essential to continue DVLA strike action

Night tube strike suspended to allow talks - scrap compulsory duties!

RMT strike solid on East Midlands rail

You need a union when the time comes to fight

Unions protest at exploitative Leicester company Food Attraction

Over 3,000 votes for fighting socialist programme in CWU

NSSN to lobby TUC


International news

Beirut's devastating port explosion one year on


 

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