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Marxism and elections

By Dave Stockton May 4, 2015 To understand how classical Marxists developed their tactics towards elections, we need to understand their analysis of the class nature of the state and…

Revolution and counter-revolution in the Arab Spring

  A. Revolution and counter-revolution in the Arab world 1. The third anniversary of the outbreak of the Arab Revolutions provided little cause for celebrations. Events in Egypt, Syria and…

4 August 1914: the betrayal of the Second International

By Dave Stockton THE SECOND International, founded in 1889, was an organisation of the world’s socialist, social democratic and labour parties. From its founding conference in Paris it set out…

Imperial rivals and the New World Disorder

By Dave Stockton The tectonic plates of the world order, established after the collapse of the USSR in 1991, are shifting again, producing the political equivalents of earthquakes and tsunamis.…

Women’s liberation: the communist tradition

To achieve women’s liberation we have to fight for socialism. The two things are inseparable. Within the Second International, and later the Communist International, Clara Zetkin showed how the struggles…

Revolutionary unity must be built on firm foundations

The present time might seem a difficult one for the revolutionary left in Britain to seek to unite its fragmented forces, writes Dave Stockton. The Socialist Workers Party (SWP), by…

Bolshevism and the fight for women’s liberation

In this article Joy Macready examines the relatively unknown history of the Bolshevik’s ground-breaking policies for the liberation of women, which were subsequently reversed in the 1930s under Stalin.  …

Revolution and Counterrevolution in the Arab world

In the first part of a two part article, Marcus Halaby examines the regional and international context of the Arab Revolutions, the role played by the crisis of leadership, and…

Intersectionality – not the basis for the liberation struggle

The methodology of ‘intersectionality’ is currently gaining increased support on the left in the UK. Joy Macready argues why it shouldn’t be used as the basis for a socialist approach…

The AWL’s anti-anti-imperialist Islamophobia

By Marcus Halaby It’s difficult sometimes not to feel sorry for the rank and file members of the Alliance for Workers’ Liberty (AWL), possibly one of the few groups on…

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