History

What are workers’ councils?

The significance of the soviet form of organisation and what its legacy means for working class militants today.

Dave Stockton  ·  13 September 2022

1972: When dockers fought the law—and the dockers won

The 1972 dock strike has important lessons for today as we enter a new period of industrial struggle

Bernie McAdam  ·  05 July 2022

Lessons on the 40th anniversary of the Malvinas War

Forty years ago, Margaret Thatcher’s Tory government fought an undeclared war against Argentina for control of the Malvinas.

Bernie McAdam  ·  04 May 2022

May 1937: When Spanish workers rose up to defend their revolution

In the first week of May, 85 years ago, the tragic end to the Spanish revolution played out on the streets of Barcelona.

Chris Clough  ·  30 April 2022

Teaching the British Empire

The Tories are desperate to put a positive spin on the teaching of the British Empire

Jeremy Dewar  ·  20 March 2022

Luxemburg, Zetkin and Kollontai: socialist women against imperialist war

RECENT EVENTS in Ukraine have been a sharp reminder that under capitalism, inter-imperialist rivalries inevitably lead to brutal wars that cause mass death and devastation. While some of these wars […]

Alex Rutherford  ·  20 March 2022

Bloody Sunday: 50 years without justice

On 30 January 1972, Bloody Sunday, the British Parachute Regiment shot dead 13 unarmed civil rights protesters in Derry and wounded 15 others.

Bernie McAdam  ·  30 January 2022

Obituary: Desmond Tutu (1931 – 2021)

Anti-apartheid activist and liberation theologian Desmond Tutu has died after a long battle with cancer, aged 90.

Jeremy Dewar  ·  29 December 2021

Battle of Blair Mountain: When miners took on the US state

By Chris Clough One hundred years ago, a five-day bloody battle raged in the US. A million rounds of ammunition were fired, and planes flew overhead dropping bombs and poison […]

Chris Clough  ·  10 October 2021

The Paris Commune at 150: Blueprint for a proletarian state

150th anniversary of the Paris Commune.

Workers Power  ·  18 March 2021

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