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9 October 2019

Chinese revolution of 1944-49: 'The second greatest event in human history'

On 1 October 1949 the leader of the Stalinist Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Mao Zedong, declared the formation of the People's Republic of China.

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24 April 2019

The striking relevance of Leon Trotsky's Theory of Permanent Revolution

A study of this outstanding theoretical contribution by Leon Trotsky is a great assistance in helping the working class and a new generation of revolutionary socialists

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6 March 2019

Leon Trotsky's struggle against Stalinism

Ninety years ago this January, Leon Trotsky was exiled from the Soviet Union. Joseph Stalin and his increasingly powerful bureaucracy gave the command.

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9 January 2019

Heroic martyrs of German Revolution

January 15 marks the 100th anniversary of the murders of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, two of the outstanding leaders of the German and international working-class movements.

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12 December 2018

John Maclean - revolutionary fighter of the working class

A leader of 'Red Clydeside', John MacLean was an outstanding orator, a peerless educator in Marxist ideas, writes On the recent 95th anniversary of the death of Scottish Marxist John Maclean, Philip Stott, Socialist Party Scotland, looks at Maclean's contribution to the socialist and working-class movement..

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29 August 2018

100 years since police went on strike: "never nearer to Bolshevism"

On a number of occasions, the ruling class in Britain has trembled with fear when faced with mass struggles of workers which could threaten their rule. Such movements as the 1984-85 miners strike and the 1926 general strike brought clashes between striking workers and the powers of the capitalist state.

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30 May 2018

Socialist nationalisation: what it is and why we need it

The surge in support for Corbyn's radical programme at last year's general election and the collapse of Carillion has led to a widespread discussion around public ownership and nationalisation.

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2 May 2018

200 years of Karl Marx: Marxist ideas more relevant than ever

Marx was born 200 years ago on 5 May. Together with Engels, he formulated the ideas of scientific socialism which were to shake the world

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11 April 2018

Striking analysis in heat of 1917 will deepen any reader's understanding

Non-fiction: Trotsky in 1917: 'Trotsky in 1917' is the most complete collection in English of some of the contributions of Leon Trotsky, one of the Russian revolution's key leaders alongside Vladimir Lenin, in that crucial year

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31 January 2018

100 years since women won the vote

It is 100 years since the first women in the UK won the right to vote in parliamentary elections. It took years of struggle and the largest mobilisation of women in Britain's history to achieve this partial victory.

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8 November 2017

Brum meeting celebrates centenary of 1917

50 attended the Birmingham Socialist Party public meeting to mark the centenary of the Russian revolution

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8 November 2017

Spain: Madrid rally celebrates October revolution

250 workers and youth attended a vibrant rally to celebrate the centenary of the October Russian revolution in Madrid

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1 November 2017

Socialism 2017: ideas to change the world

A weekend of rallies and workshops. Come along to contribute, ask questions, or disagree!

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25 October 2017

Well-deserved ridicule of Stalinism is impressive, funny but flawed

Film - The Death of Stalin: Fans of The Thick of It's lampooning of New Labour will notice parallels. The Stalinists, like the Blairites, are egotistical buffoons, completely isolated from the working class

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18 October 2017

Can you donate to the Socialism 2017 appeal?

We are calling on all members and supporters of the Socialist Party to donate to the Socialism 2017 appeal. We have set an ambitious target to raise 30,000 at the Saturday night rally on 11 November because that is what we need to ensure that we can go into 2018 with our finances strengthened.

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18 October 2017

October 1917 reviews: 'More bright than any heaven'

The October revolution showed countless millions that workers have the power to stop exploitation and oppression. It's no surprise these events inspired marvellous documentary and artistic works. The Socialist revisits some of the classic accounts of 1917 - and comments on some more recent efforts to smear it...

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18 October 2017

Russia, October 1917: When workers took power

The centenary of the Russian revolution has led to an outpouring of bile - not mainly aimed at the February revolution, but at October

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4 October 2017

Che Guevara 50 years on - revolutionary socialist and fighter

Many people identify with the legacy left by Che as a symbol of struggle, defiance, internationalism and a socialist world.

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