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Capitalist state power versus soviet power


As the Russian Revolution developed a situation of dual power existed—but it was unsustainable

How do we get rid of sexual abuse and violence?


Recent revelations about Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s abuse and rape of women have exposed the sexism at the heart of society.

This is one book that will shake your world


Journalist John Reed’s famous eyewitness account of the Russian Revolution brings alive the drama and excitement of a working class in revolt

Is Labour a party of struggle?


Its recent conference reignited debates about whether or not Labour can be transformed. Nick Clark says Labour can change—but its focus on parliament limits its potential

Britain’s border shame one year after Calais ‘jungle’ demolished


The humanitarian crisis caused by Britain’s border in France has been pushed out of sight—but it’s as bad as it’s ever been. Refugees trapped at Grande-Synthe near Dunkirk spoke to Dave Sewell about their lives. Pictures by Guy Smallman

Three Bolshevik heroes you may never have heard of


Many people will be familiar with prominent figures of the Russian Revolution such as Vladimir Lenin, Leon Trotsky and Alexandra Kollontai.

Corbyn’s fight to end ‘social cleansing’ - and the Labour councils at war with him


Labour councils and Labour’s leadership seem to be on opposite sides of the fight for better housing.

After Catalonia’s independence referendum - national struggles, Marxism and class


Some on the left see battles for independence as dividing workers, while others back them as fights for liberation. Dave Sewell looks at how to judge national struggles

How we posted a yes vote - Royal Mail workers discuss their ballot for strikes


Postal workers have delivered an 89.1 percent vote for strikes on a 73.7 percent turnout, smashing the thresholds under Tory anti-union laws. Nick Clark spoke to postal workers about how they built the ballot

The Russian Revolution was democratic. Holding it back was not


The October uprising had broad support from workers—unlike the parliamentary efforts to hold it back

We will need sterling resistance to stop the bosses’ sabotage


It’s not a paranoid fantasy to argue that parts of the establishment want to derail the left wing Labour leadership’s plans.

Was there a parliamentary alternative to revolution?


Workers in revolt lost faith in the capitalist parliament—and looked towards a better system

Capitalism's nuclear fallout


We can’t rely on another Henry Kissinger stopping a drunk US president pressing the button, writes Simon Basketter. Removing the nuclear threat requires changing the system

Who’s on the march? We investigate the Football Lads Alliance


The Football Lads Alliance (FLA) attracts people with a range of views, But fascists and racists joined its previous march, and it provides a platform around which Islamophobes organise.

Trotsky—the leader who armed the workers’ movement


Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky was at the forefront of the 1917 Revolution

The new war on abortion rights - and how we can resist it


Judith Orr, author of the new book Abortion Wars, spoke to Sadie Robinson about what’s driving attacks on abortion—and the renewed resistance to them

US South—monuments to racism must fall


The Confederate statues being brought down across the southern US states are monuments to slavery that were built to bolster white supremacy. They’ve got to go, argues historian Brian Kelly

EU migrants slam the racist right wing Tories’ new plan to divide us


Government documents leaked last week revealed the scale of the Tories’ planned clampdown on European Union migrants living in Britain. Migrants spoke to Dave Sewell about what the changes would mean—and how to take on the Tories’ racist scapegoating

Workers in revolt needed newspapers of their own


Workers’ councils and political parties set up newspapers to counter the lies of the rich—and to organise the struggle against them in the Russian Revolution of 1917

Mutiny at the heart of empire—how soldiers rebelled at Etaples


Ripples of revolution spread across Europe and beyond in the wake of the February revolt in Russia in 1917—and the British Army was no exception

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