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7 January 2015
At the end of last year a constitutional crisis arose in austerity-ridden Greece with the failure to elect a president. An early general election to be called for 25 January with Syriza (a left party) leading the polls. The Socialist spoke to Andros Payiatsos from Xekinima (CWI in Greece)
3 December 2014
Tower Hamlets hit the news when Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles threatened to send in government commissioners. How can councils fight the cuts and is the use of commissioners a threat to councils who do fight?
26 November 2014
Google up The People Speak: Democracy is Not a Spectator Sport and you find a BBC news video...
29 October 2014
Gough Whitlam, former Australian Prime Minister, has died at the age of 98. His time in government raises important concerns for the working class about so-called democracy under capitalism
16 October 2014
Following eight hours of discussion through ACAS, Unite members at the Workers' Educational Association (WEA) have called off their planned seven days of strike action
8 October 2014
As we go to press the official leaders of the mass movement in Hong Kong seem to have mistakenly called for the protests to end
17 September 2014
TTIP is a multi-billion dollar agreement between the US and EU guaranteeing access to public services for giant corporations to make vast profits - irrespective of the destructive impact on these services - as Vladimir Bortun explains
25 June 2014
The pro-Beijing newspaper, Ta Kung Pao, recently ran a front-page attack on pro-democracy legislator Leung Kwok-hung (known as 'Long Hair') and Socialist Action (CWI Hong Kong).
11 June 2014
Counter-revolution crushes democracy movement: On 3 to 4 June 1989, Deng Xiaoping and other aged leaders of China's so-called 'communist' party, ordered 200,000 troops to crush a two-month long movement of workers and students against bureaucratic rule and for workers' democracy
28 May 2014
The Labour Party recently sent me an email asking me to rejoin Labour. I sent back this response, writes Carl Harper.
14 May 2014
Each week members of the Socialist Party sell copies of the Socialist newspaper. Sellers are often questioned about socialist ideas. Here Socialist Party general secretary Peter Taaffe ‘reports’ on one such discussion as it might take place
26 February 2014
Defending Mark Harding: Around 50 RMT members and supporters turned up to protest outside Hammersmith tube station on 25 February
12 February 2014
PCS elections: The elections for the leadership of the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) will start soon, with nominations closing on 6 March. The election will run from 8 April to 8 May
29 January 2014
The elections for the leadership of the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) will start soon, with nominations closing on 6 March
10 August 2013
A genuine socialist government would not be dictatorial. On the contrary, it would extend and deepen democracy enormously
8 October 2012
Aron Atabek is a dissident, prize-winning poet and creative writer in Kazakhstan. On his behalf, Zhainagul and Askar Aidarkhan, his wife and son, flew to London to participate in a Campaign Kazakhstan concert
1 October 2012
Aron Atabek is a dissident, prize-winning poet and creative writer in Kazakhstan. On his behalf, his wife and son are flying to London to participate in a Campaign Kazakhstan concert on Tuesday 2 October,...
20 June 2012
Clear socialist programme for struggle needed: The outcome of the elections in Greece has left the majority of the population with mixed feelings. On the one hand, there is the victory of the right-wing New Democracy...
22 February 2012
Once again, the Unison leadership has been found guilty of "unjustifiable" disciplinary action against four activists
30 November 2011
But military-controlled elections do not signal transition to democracy: Long queues formed at many polling stations, on 28 November, in Cairo and other Egyptian cities and towns, writes Niall Mulholland.
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