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The fight for a general strike today

Dave Stockton looks in depth at the call for a general strike in Britain today…

From Resistance to Revolution

At its 2010 congress the League for the Fifth International passed a new programmatic manifesto. Its policies and slogans are intended to guide revolutionary socialists in the struggles to come,…

Socialist Workers Party Left Platform resigns: now get to the root of the matter

The resignation from the Socialist Workers Party of 42 members of the Left Platform, including leading figures such as Lindsey German and John Rees, delivers an important opportunity for SWP…

Resolution on the Working Class

A resolution adopted by the League that explains the criteria for defining the working class 1. For revolutionary Marxists the concept of class is a central starting point for understanding…

The crisis in the SWP in Britain

The British SWP is in crisis with a faction fight, expulsions and a major dispute on tactics for the period ahead. Richard Brenner surveys the dispute and examines the linked…

Revolutionary Marxism, the prisons system and the Prison Officers Association

This resolution outlines our position on the nature of the prison system…

The Workers’ Answer to the Crisis

An action programme for the working class in Britain The world is witnessing dramatic and far-reaching changes. The global credit crunch has turned into an historic financial crisis. A series…

SWP in crisis: what went wrong?

The biggest left group in Britain, the Socialist Workers Party, suffered a serious setback when its Respect project split in November. Simon Hardy explains the political roots of its crisis…

Obituary: Betty Heathfield (1927-2006)

Betty Heathfield, who died aged 78, will be chiefly remembered for the work she did to organise the miners’ wives movement during the Great Miners’ Strike of 1984-85. As chair…

Obituary: Betty Friedan (1921-2006)

Betty Friedan, who died last month, was a key figure in the modern women’s movement. Her book, The Feminine Mystique, published in the United States in 1963, galvanised women into…