History

The lessons of Chile; Popular Unity 1970-1973

The history of the Chilean revolution.

Workers Power  ·  08 September 2020

Land of hope and glory?

The ‘traditions’ and ‘culture’ that Boris Johnson lauds are inextricably bound up with Britain’s pioneering role as slave-trader and coloniser.

Dave Stockton  ·  02 September 2020

The 80th anniversary of the death of Leon Trotsky

By Dave Stockton It is 80 years today since Leon Trotsky, aged 60, died at 7.25 pm in a hospital in Mexico City from a wound inflicted the day before […]

Workers Power  ·  21 August 2020

Haiti’s Black Jacobins

On 1 January 1804, Jean-Jaques Dessalines declared the independence and sovereignty of Haiti as the second republic in the Americas and the first country to abolish slavery.

Workers Power  ·  23 October 2019

The Popular Front: a warning from history

Whatever name they go by, popular fronts inevitable subordinate the interests of the workers to the need to maintain the alliance with the bosses

Workers Power  ·  06 September 2019

Rise Like Lions – the Peterloo Bicentenary

August 16 is the bicentenary of the Peterloo Massacre in which 18 people were killed and hundreds injured when soldiers attacked an unarmed crowd of 60,000 men, women and children peacefully demonstrating for the right to vote in Manchester.

Workers Power  ·  16 August 2019

The Stonewall Rebellion 50 years on

Pride must not be handed over to the corporations or the liberals, let alone the police, just to show “how far we have come”. We owe it to those facing beatings and murders today to make it a militant demonstration of solidarity with them.

Workers Power  ·  03 July 2019

Tiananmen Square 30 years on

How the crushing of the democracy movement paved the way for the restoration of capitalism

Workers Power  ·  04 June 2019

Permanent Revolution and Irish Liberation

The Bolshevik Revolution inspired the Irish working class to renew their struggle with British imperialism

Workers Power  ·  28 May 2019

The Limerick Soviet: Another revolution was possible

When working class people defeated an empire

Workers Power  ·  24 May 2019

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