BLAIR CLAIMS that his "dossier" on Iraq justifies the US and Britain going to war and forcing a ’regime change’. "Rogue State", William Blum, is a "dossier" - with detailed references, many from official sources - on US imperialism.

Reactionary epochs like ours not only disintegrate and weaken the working class and isolate its vanguard but also lower the general ideological level of the movement and throw political thinking back to stages long since passed through. In these conditions the task of the vanguard is, above all, not to let itself be...

With the collapse of Stalinism in the former-USSR, and the removal of the threat of Soviet-backed regimes coming to power in the colonial and ex-colonial world, Islamic fundamentalism has replaced ‘communism’ in the demonology of imperialism. The imperialist powers are terrified at the prospect of...

A large portrait of Leon Trotsky dominates one wall of the ’Soviet Graphics - States of illusion’ exhibition currently showing at the Tate Modern Museum on London’s South Bank (on display at the History/Memory/Society section). On close inspection, the visitor sees that the portrait has jagged edges....

A major retrospective of the work of the 20th Century painter Max Beckmann (1884-1950) is currently running at the Tate Modern in London. Given the exhibition’s major concern with war and violent conflict, the timing could hardly be more apt as we approach a likely bloody imperialist war in the Middle East.

SIXTY YEARS AGO this August, Stalin’s hit man, Raymond Mercader, murdered the greatest living revolutionary of that time, Leon Trotsky. It was not just the Trotskyists who felt the terrible blow of his death but the working class and labour movement of the whole world. This brain - in a sense, the brain of the...

To commemorate the contribution of Leon Trotsky in building the workers’ movement internationally, we print here three articles which look at different aspects of his political work. Their publication mark the sixtieth anniversary of the murder of Leon Trotsky by an assassin hired by Stalin in Mexico in August...

Socialism in the 21st century by Hannah Sell FOR 300 years or so of its existence, capitalism has transformed the planet over and over again. Rail, electricity, the internal combustion engine, flight, space...

In the excellent television programme, Palestine – Still the issue, which unfortunately was broadcast so late that many people will have missed the chance to see it, John Pilger provided a follow-up documentary to one he did 25 years ago on the issue.

THE FILM Rabbit Proof Fence is based on the true story of three girls’ trek across 1,500 miles of Australian outback in 1931. However, the film is not just the story of an incredible feat of human endurance across inhospitable terrain.

THE US, the most powerful economy in the world, responsible for a third of world output, is reeling with shock. This time there are no foreign terrorists who can be held responsible for disaster striking. It is capitalism itself that is responsible.

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