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785,000 march against climate change

01/12/2015: Biggest ever global mobilisation


Right wing government brought down

30/11/2015: Political crisis continues


Post-referendum, where is Scotland heading?

29/11/2015: Mass struggle and socialism will challenge capitalist austerity


Socialist change not climate change

28/11/2015: The growing threat of climate change and a socialist programme for the environment


Paul Murphy TD speaks on the Stormont ‘Fresh Start’ austerity agreement

26/11/2015: "Not a fresh start, but a rotten continuation of austerity and sectarianism"

  Ireland Republic, Video

General strike against austerity sees mass protests

26/11/2015: Syriza mobilises… against Syriza!


Middle East
Bombing Syria won’t stop Isis

25/11/2015: For workers’ unity against war, terrorism and racism

  Britain, Syria

Hong Kong
Great result for socialist election campaign

25/11/2015: Socialist Action’s Sally Tang Mei-ching lifts opposition vote to 33 percent

  Hong Kong

Ireland North
1,000 manufacturing jobs lost in one week

24/11/2015: Austerity and corporate welfare has failed! Fight for public investment!

  Ireland North

Hong Kong
District Council elections

23/11/2015: Socialist Action candidate gets one third of the vote

  Hong Kong

Erdoğan’s Pyrrhic victory

20/11/2015: It is time to build a new united left force


Kshama Sawant responds to Bernie Sanders

20/11/2015: Socialist alternative to big business popular across the USA

  US, Video

Sweeping victory for Aung San Suu Kyi party

19/11/2015: Army holds on to powerful positions


Genoa students take to the streets

18/11/2015: CWI youth campaign "Resistenze Internazionali" takes the lead!


Paris terror attacks

18/11/2015: Only workers’ unity can end terrorism, division and war


Nightclub fire leaves 45 dead

17/11/2015: Protests over worst tragedy in 25 years triggers government’s fall


Horror in Paris

14/11/2015: We will not be intimidated !


Right wing steps up civil war in Labour Party

14/11/2015: Unions should keep independence to lead fight to defend Corbyn


Dirty deals in London as Nazarbayev visits Cameron

13/11/2015: Letter from Campaign Kazakhstan secretary


’Socialist politics are here to stay’

12/11/2015: Kshama Sawant’s message to ’Socialism 2015’ event in London

  Britain, US

Ireland North
Huge support for socialist in union election

11/11/2015: Socialist Party’s Patrick Mulholland gains 44% - Broad Left emerges stronger throughout NIPSA

  Ireland North

Socialist ideas back on the agenda

10/11/2015: Best ever ‘Socialism’ weekend of discussion & debate


The Bernie Sanders challenge

07/11/2015: The established political order in the US has been shaken up by Bernie Sanders’ campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination…


Beware the Trans-Pacific Partnership!

06/11/2015: A geopolitical weapon for US and Japanese capitalism against China

  Japan, US

Outrage at police repression and torture

06/11/2015: Dictatorship methods still reign in “democratic” Chile


Textile workers challenge President Sisi

05/11/2015: Farcical election underlines need to build a mass workers’ party


Kshama Sawant re-elected - Seattle’s political revolution continues

04/11/2015: "There has never been a better time to become a socialist and join Socialist Alternative." – Kshama Sawant


Jobstown protestors appear in court

03/11/2015: Paul Murphy MP - charged with false imprisonment - addresses solidarity gathering outside court

  Ireland Republic, Video

War, fear mongering and clampdown on democratic rights are behind the AKP electoral victory

02/11/2015: Struggle for worker’s unity, peace and social justice more important than ever


Ruling party loses election amidst workers’ anger

02/11/2015: Parliament moves to the right


50 years since anti-communist massacres

01/11/2015: World’s third largest Communist Party crushed in US-backed military coup


Kremlin enters the Syrian quagmire

31/10/2015: Economic crisis deepens in Russia as Ukraine military stand-off continues

  Russia, Syria

Governmental crisis

30/10/2015: Towards a ‘Left’ government?



Leon Trotsky was, next to Lenin, the main leader of the Russian Revolution of 1917 and one of the greatest theoreticians of the workers’ movement. His theory of the permanent revolution brilliantly anticipated the class forces involved in the outcome of the Russian revolution, and still conserves its clear validity for the struggle against capitalism and landlordism in the neo-colonial world today. After the bureaucratic degeneration of the Russian Revolution following the isolation of the 1917 revolution, Trotsky became the leading figure of the international Left opposition, which organised the political struggle against Stalinism, and upheld the methods of Marxism and internationalism. He was assassinated by an agent of Stalin in 1940, just two years after having completed his famous work, “Transitional Programme”, which served as the central document for the founding conference of the 4th International, and from which crucial lessons must be drawn for today’s worldwide struggle of the working class against the capitalist crisis.

History: Anniversary of Trotsky’s assassination

21/08/2015, Coming mass revolts will see workers and youth look to Trotsky’s ideas
Peter Taaffe, General Secretary Socialist Party (CWI England and Wales), article published on 70th anniversary of Leon Trotsky’s assassination, in 2010

Trotsky: ‘The national principle’

24/12/2014, An article written by LEON TROTSKY, exposing the hypocrisy of world powers towards national minorities and oppressed peoples, translated into English for the first time
From Socialism Today, magazine of the Socialist Party (CWI in England & Wales)

Trotsky: The first year of war

23/07/2014, Article by LEON TROTSKY translated into English for first time
Originally published in in special WWI edition of Socialism Today, magazine of the Socialist Party (CWI in England & Wales)

Anniversary: Fourth International launched 75 years ago

03/09/2013, 3 September, 1938, marked the start of the Fourth International’s founding conference

Book review: Leon Trotsky - A revolutionary’s life

02/09/2012, Joshua Rubenstein’s contradictory biography
Niall Mulholland, CWI, first published in the Socialist, paper of the Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales)

Sri Lanka: United Socialists celebrate the legacy of Trotsky

27/08/2012, Memorial meeting remembers the great revolutionary who died in August 1940
USP reporter

Theory: New introduction to The Transitional Programme

21/08/2010, Trotsky’s key 1938 work shows rich application of the method of Marxism
Peter Taaffe, general secretary of the Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales)

Anniversary: “The Trotsky conundrum”

20/08/2010, 70 years on from his asasination, is it “Springtime for Trotsky?”
Three articles from The Moscow News

History: 70th anniversary of the assasination of Leon Trotsky

16/08/2010, Coming mass revolts will see workers and youth look to Trotsky’s ideas
Peter Taaffe, General Secretary Socialist Party (CWI England and Wales)

Trotsky: The Permanent Revolution today

18/02/2010, Introduction to new Urdu edition of ‘Permanent Revolution’ by Leon Trotsky
Peter Taaffe

Britain: Trotskyism on trial

16/02/2010, Unison union witch-hunt - employment tribunal
Lynn Walsh, Socialist Party (CWI in England & Wales)

In defence of Leon Trotsky

13/02/2010, Socialist Party (CWI in England & Wales) general secretary, Peter Taaffe replies to historian, Robert Service

History: A Planet without Debates

02/11/2009, Robert Service declines invitation to debate the life of Leon Trotsky

History: Stalinism and after

19/10/2009, On the 20th anniversary of 1989…
Peter Taaffe, General Secretary, Socialist Party (CWI in England & Wales). Article from Socialism Today, magazine of the Socialist Party.

Review: A ‘dis-Service’ to Leon Trotsky

14/10/2009, Review of Trotsky, a Biography by Robert Service
Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party (CWI in England & Wales) general secretary

1905 Russian Revolution: Trotsky’s speech defending the St Petersburg Soviet


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