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21 October 2020
"I have fought for what I believe in for a year now. If we win here we will win everywhere. The world is a fine place and worth the fighting for and I hate very much to leave it."
17 May 2017
This month marks the 80th anniversary of the 'May Days' in Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War in 1937. Below is a reply to an article in the Observer on 7 May (both this and a shorter version were unpublished) by Socialist Party general secretary Peter Taaffe.
22 February 2017
The February 1917 revolution in Russia marked the beginning of the socialist revolution later that year
9 December 2015
Labour MP Hilary Benn's 'electrifying' speech for bombing Syria outrageously invoked the International Brigades in support of imperialist bloodletting.
8 July 2015
Ian Pattison reviews Portillo on Picasso, an episode from the ITV series Perspectives.
7 December 2011
Goodbye Barcelona: The idea of a musical commemorating the epic Spanish civil war (1936-39), and inspired by the heroism of the International Brigades may appear incongruous, writes Tony Saunois.
15 April 2009
THE SPANISH civil war (1936-39) was the bloodiest stage in the ten year-long Spanish revolution that began in 1931. As Hannah Sell explains, Spain was a further confirmation of Leon Trotsky's theory of 'permanent revolution', which was earlier borne out in the Russian workers' socialist revolution of 1917.
13 July 2006
ON THE 70th anniversary of its outbreak, PETER TAAFFE reviews Battle for Spain - The Spanish Civil War of 1936-39 by Anthony Beevor (Weidenfeld and Nicolson £25)...
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