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30 October 2019
Ninety years ago the world was tipped into the 'Great Depression'. The Wall Street Crash saw stock markets descend into free-fall while banks failed. The capitalist economy slumped and the nightmare of mass unemployment for the working class became a reality.
9 October 2019
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.
18 September 2019
Non-Fiction - Peterloo: The English Uprising: This new work is crammed with detail on the economic, social and political circumstances behind the massacre
14 August 2019
The Peterloo Massacre was perhaps the most significant atrocity carried out by the British authorities against their own people.
17 July 2019
How oppressed workers fought back against racist 'divide and rule': This year marks the 45th anniversary of the 14-week Imperial Typewriters strike which had national repercussions.
17 July 2019
An estimated 200,000 people attended the 135th Durham Miners' Gala on 13 July, one of Europe's biggest celebrations of trade unionism and the labour movement.
26 June 2019
The Great Miners' Strike 1984-85: The Battle of Orgreave on 18 June 1984 involved nearly 10,000 pickets. 4,000 police, including mounted police, attacked them
19 June 2019
The 35th anniversary of the "Battle of Orgreave" was marked on Saturday 15 June with the biggest turnout yet of around 500 demonstrators, on what has become an annual march for "Truth and Justice", writes Alistair Tice, Yorkshire Socialist Party secretary.
2 May 2019
Following an article in the Guardian by Matthew Taylor titled 'Extinction Rebellion protesters to stand in European elections', Coventry Socialist Party member Dave Nellist responded with a letter to the Guardian
1 May 2019
Letters to the Socialist's editors including the Notre Dame disaster and civil disobedience.
24 April 2019
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
17 April 2019
During the campaign against the Poll Tax, we used to say that the tax was unfair because a lord in his manor was expected to pay the same as a dustman down the road.
27 March 2019
The miners' strike was "a civil war without guns" - an all-out battle between workers and the ruling class
6 March 2019
Townsend Productions' new folk ballad "Rouse Ye Women" follows events in the 1910 chainmakers' ten-week strike in Cradley Heath, the Black Country.
6 March 2019
Ninety years ago this January, Leon Trotsky was exiled from the Soviet Union. Joseph Stalin and his increasingly powerful bureaucracy gave the command.
20 February 2019
Letters to the Socialist's editors including Luciana Berger and Wavertree CLP and villainous Winston Churchill
16 January 2019
It was the biggest stoppage in Britain since the 1926 general strike
9 January 2019
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.
12 December 2018
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..
28 November 2018
Was there ever a starker example of the destructive and unplanned nature of capitalism than the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) findings?
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