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30 Years On: The Falklands/Malvinas War and Revolutionary Defeatism

Thirty years on from the imperialist adventure against Argentina that became known as the Falklands War, the British establishment prepares – amid renewed tensions over the status of the islands…

The battle of Saltley Gate – 1972 “Close the gates!”

On the fortieth anniversary of the Battle of Saltley Gate Norman Goodwin then a shop steward at GKN Salisbury Transmissions plant in Witton recounts his memories of the day when…

Building workers: The great strike of 1972

Summer 1972 saw over 300,000 builders workers launch their first truly national strike. Dave Stockton looks at how their victory not only raised wages, but unionised 11,000 workers, cut back…

The Jarrow March – for jobs and dignity

The Socialist Party organised Jarrow March ended in London in early November, inspired by the 1936 Jarrow crusade, Joy Macready and Dave Stockton look at the historical lessons and what…

Ten years since 9/11

Rix Bragg reflects on the legacy of 9/11 ten years on. For those who lived through the events of September the 11th 2001, the great majority will find them hard…

Twenty years since the death of the USSR

Dave Stockton looks back at the aborted coup in the USSR and the counter-coup by Boris Yeltsin…

1848 When revolution swept Europe

By Simon Hardy The year 2011 is a year of revolution. Uprisings sweep across the Middle East as rebellion against kings and dictators move from one country to another. And…

Obituary: Gil Scott Heron Poet, musician, author, fighter

Jeremy Dewar reviews the life of GIl Scott Heron, who died 27 May 2011 The revolution will not be right back after a message ‘bout a white tornado, white lightning…

May 1926: when workers stopped the country

AT A TIME when we are facing a major offensive on workers’ gains and the union movement, the 85th anniversary of the 1926 general strike is a good opportunity to…

Which road? Reform or revolution

  By Karen Petrie For more than three decades Marx and Engels argued that a revolution was the only way workers could achieve a socialist society. For them revolutionary crises…

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