Theory & History

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 […]

Socialists & the National Question

Over the last two decades, in the aftermath of paramilitary ceasefires in 1994 and the signing of the Good Friday Agreement in 1998, it has been argued that the foundations have been laid to overcome sectarian conflict and division. KEVIN HENRY explains why a just and democratic solution to the […]

Kingsmill Massacre – Forty Years On

Kingsmill Massacre – Forty Years On By Michael Cleary Early January marked the fortieth anniversary of some of the most horrific killings of the Troubles. On January 5th 1976, six Catholics-three Reavey brothers and three members of the O’Dowd family – were murdered by the Glenanne gang in south Armagh. […]

75th Anniversary of the assassination of Trotsky

Below we republish an old article to mark the 75th Anniversary of the assassination of Leon Trotsky ON 20 AUGUST, 1940, Leon Trotsky was struck a fatal blow with an ice-pick by Ramon Mercader, an agent sent to Mexico by Stalin’s secret police (the GPU) to murder the exiled revolutionary. […]