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International campaign backing Spanish student strike a great success

27/10/2016: CWI sections in 25 countries organise active solidarity and support


Historic student general strike

26/10/2016: More than 200,000 students fill the streets against Francoist "revalidations"


Teachers’ union leader's six year jail sentencing upheld

26/10/2016: Teachers fighting poverty wages and leaders' imprisonment


Mass support grows as general student strike approaches

25/10/2016: Tens of thousands vote to strike in Student Union pre-strike assemblies


Protest in support of Spanish student strike attacked

24/10/2016: Hong Kong protesters assaulted at support action for Wednesday’s national school strike

  Hong Kong

The political revolution of sixty years ago

23/10/2016: When workers fought arms in hand to end Stalinist dictatorship


Jobstown protester found guilty – “A recipe for totalitarianism”

21/10/2016: Attack on basic democratic rights must be resisted

  Ireland Republic

The fight for real democracy in the Labour Party

20/10/2016: Defend Corbyn and transform Labour into a party acting for working class


Crisis of social democracy in Britain

19/10/2016: Which way forward for the Left?


Oliver Stone’s ‘Snowden’

19/10/2016: US ‘deep state’ under the spotlight


A year of growing revolt

18/10/2016: Desperate regime responds with massive repression


The disastrous failure of ‘lesser evilism’

18/10/2016: Change through mass struggle  - a new party should act as an organizing and for solidarity


Crisis in social democracy

17/10/2016: PSOE and the class struggle


Tories whip up division over Brexit

17/10/2016: Fight for a socialist, internationalist exit


Access, freedom and organisation in the arts

16/10/2016: The artist and the workers' movement


South Africa
Local government elections leave ANC in crisis

15/10/2016: Socialist mass workers party needed

  South Africa

Horror deepens in Aleppo

14/10/2016: No solution on basis of imperialism, capitalism and landlordism


Massive demonstrations and women’s strike force government retreat

13/10/2016: Law and Justice ruling party retreats over abortion bill


Uprisings of the oppressed

12/10/2016: New period opens


Presidential debate shows need for an alternative

12/10/2016: After elections, explosive struggles will provide opportunities to win victories for working people


Local elections see collapse of PT (Workers Party) support

11/10/2016: Mass disillusionment with political system but gains for PSOL left


Shimon Peres and the ‘peace dove’ myth

10/10/2016: A life spent strengthening big capital, militarism and national oppression of Palestinians

  Israel / Palestine

Nationwide doctors’ strike defies regime

10/10/2016: Solidarity with striking doctors needed!


Combative, vibrant unions should be central to Corbyn movement

07/10/2016: Union movement must be transformed into one fit for battles we face


Refugee referendum - Victory in defeat?

06/10/2016: Workers’ united action needed against policies of unstable government


Support the Spanish general student strike on 26 October!

05/10/2016: Request for messages and protests in solidarity with fight in defense of public education


4 October 1936 - The Battle of Cable Street

04/10/2016: When London’s east end workers united and fought the fascist threat


A ‘unity ticket’ of cuts

03/10/2016: Liberal government and Labor opposition join forces to pass A$6.3 billion austerity measures


Consolidate the Corbyn victory

30/09/2016: Refound Labour as a democratic, socialist, anti-austerity party


 Joint declaration by El Militante/Izquierda Revolucionaria and the CWI

29/09/2016: Meeting between organisations reveals important common ground


Socialists speak in Irish parliament

29/09/2016: Ruth Coppinger and Paul Murphy giving a voice to mass pro-choice and anti-water charges movements in Dail

  Ireland Republic, Video

'Es Reicht!' (It's enough!)

28/09/2016: Dortmund demonstration against neo-Nazi-violence



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.

Leon Trotsky’s living legacy

21/09/2016, Review of "The Life and Death of Leon Trotsky", published in the latest issue of Socialism Today
Peter Taaffe, general secretary of the Socialist Party (CWI in England & Wales)

Video: Militant, Liverpool and Trotskyism today

22/08/2016, Russia Today covers historic Liverpool battle, led by the CWI in Britain

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.

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