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Road to Red October

How can today’s revolts be turned into a socialist revolution? To answer this question we must look back at what happened in Russia in 1917. In this spirit, The Road…

Votes for Women: socialists and feminists in the suffrage movement

Workers Power 279 October 2003 One hundred years ago this month the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) was founded. The WSPU became the militant wing of a mass movement…

Sylvia Pankhurst and the east end suffragettes

Sylvia Pankhurst developed a very different view from her mother and older sister of how the vote for women could be achieved. Although she did not speak out against it,…

Trotsky: an Introduction

Richard Brenner gives a fact-based and thought provoking introduction to the life and times of Leon Trotsky. Trotsky was one of the leaders of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution in Russia,…

Clara Zetkin and the struggle for a working class women’s movement

  The period of the 1880’s and 1890’s in Germany was a period of rapid industrialisation carried through under the guidance of the repressive German state. It saw the birth…

‘Tyrants, believe and tremble’ – the Chartist movement in Britain

The example of Chartism proves there is a revolutionary tradition in the British working class writes Stuart King ‘The era of Chartism is immortal in that over the course of…

The legacy of James Connolly

First published by the Irish Workers Group in 1990. This book presents a Marxist analysis of James Connolly, free from the distortions of Stalinism, nationalism and hagiography. It reveals the…

Building the Minority Movement in the 1920s

A theoretical supplement published by Workers Power newspaper in the 1980s that explains the role of the National Minority Movement built by Communists in the 1920s and its lessons for…

The Death Agony of the Fourth International

This book, first published in 1983, provides an overview of the decline and fall of the Fourth International, inheritor to the revolutionary ideas of Leon Trotsky. Not just a history…

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