ON A bright June day in Liverpool in 1977, hundreds of trade unionists
and socialists took part in a march to rally at the final resting place
of Robert Noonan - known more popularly as Robert Tressell, author of
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists.
In 1903, sociologist, scholar, and historian W.E.B. Dubois (1868-1963)
wrote his book The Souls of Black Folk, which would make a vital
contribution to the struggle of African Americans in the post-Civil War
and Reconstruction era.
DUBLIN HAS the odious task of hosting the World Economic Forum (WEF)
from 19 - 20 October. The WEF, which is a representative "think tank"
for the top thousand multinational corporations in the world, plans to
hold a summit on "European Competitiveness".
ERIC ARTHUR Blair, better known under his pseudonym George Orwell, was
born in Motihari, India 100 years ago this month, his father being a
lower-ranking colonial administrator in the days of the British Raj.
THE WORLDWIDE CAPITALIST ideological offensive of the 1990s, in the wake
of the collapse of Stalinism in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union,
meant that for most of that decade the workers’ movement was on the
ON 15 June 1953, about 60 building workers on the Friedrichshaim
hospital building site in East Berlin stopped work to draw up a letter
protesting at a 10% increase in the work norms imposed by East Germany’s
Just before the demonstrations against the EU summit started, the Greek
Social Forum (GSF) organised a number of meetings. Xekinima, an active
part of the GSF, organised a meeting on the need for a political
instrument for the movement. Inside the GSF there are dozens of
socialist groups present, but still there is no...
During the Greek EU summit thousands will join the protests in the city
of Thessaloniki. Nikei De Pooter (a member of Linkse Socialistiche
Partij [LSP]/ Mouvement pour une Alternative Socialiste [MAS], Belgian
affiliate of the Committee for a Workers’ International) is in
Thessaloniki and reports.