Theory & History

October 1917: When workers took power

October 1917: When workers took power

With monotonous predictability the centenary of the Russian revolution has led to an outpouring of bile – not aimed in the main at the ‘acceptable’ February revolution – but at October. A cacophony of slander is attempting to drown out the real history of the October revolution.

The Single Market: a neo-liberal tool of the bosses

The Single Market: a neo-liberal tool of the bosses

Theresa May’s four-week holiday is drawing to a close. She is returning to an autumn of watching her party tear itself apart over the EU. Following her humiliating general election campaign she really is a ‘dead prime minister walking’; powerless to be more than a passive bystander in the Tories’ […]

Venezuela: Imperialist offensive sharpens following Assembly elections

Venezuela: Imperialist offensive sharpens following Assembly elections

On 30 July elections were held to elect members of the “National Constituent Assembly” (ANC). In the days prior to the election, US imperialism and the MUD (the coalition which unites the right and far-right in Venezuela) backed a campaign of threats and violence to stop them taking place.

Election analysis: Socialism or sectarian reaction

Election analysis: Socialism or sectarian reaction

The stunning electoral upset delivered by Jeremy Corbyn on the basis of a radical, left platform has had an electrifying impact and is potentially a historic turning point. He has engaged a new generation of youth in politics and smashed the lie that socialist policies are unpopular.

International Women’s Day 2017: A century on from the Russian Revolution

Statement from the Committee for a Workers International International Women’s Day (8th March) is being celebrated with special enthusiasm this year by members of the parties and organisations affiliated to the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI). It is a hundred years since women workers of Petrograd chose this day […]

How Could Socialism Work?

How Could Socialism Work?

Socialism is on the rise once again internationally as a new generation looks for an alternative to the inequality and injustice of capitalism. While Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn have popularised an idea of socialism in the 21st century, many questions arise as to what socialism actually is. Here Eddie […]

100th anniversary of the execution of James Connolly

Today (12 May) marks the 100th anniversary of the execution of James Connolly, by a British army firing squad, for his key role in the 1916 Easter rising in Dublin. James Connolly was a Marxist, a revolutionary socialist and an internationalist. His life was one of unremitting struggle to advance the interests of […]

The Real Ideas of James Connolly

The following article was written by Peter Hadden (who sadly passed away in May 2010) on the 90thanniversary of the Easter Rising and death of James Connolly. The article explores Connolly’s socialist ideas and analysis and his role as a workers leader and socialist organiser in Scotland, the US and […]