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1949 — Mao & the Chinese revolution

1949 — Mao & the Chinese revolution Seventy years ago revolution in China threw off the rule of landlords and struck a blow to Western imperialism. But it wasn’t a socialist revolution, and its aims were not to put people in power, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Crackdown on protests as Putin fears challenge in upcoming local elections

Crackdown on protests as Putin fears challenge in upcoming local elections Russian police arrested thousands of protestors in the capital Moscow

Warsaw 44 – An uprising betrayed

Warsaw 44 – An uprising betrayed Tens of thousands of people in Warsaw rose up against Nazi rule 75 years ago this month. The heroic action was abandoned by the Allies writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

How Moon landings projected US power

How Moon landings projected US power Were moon landings a giant leap forward for humanity, or the culmination of a growing Cold War? Gabby Thorpe boldly goes in search of the legacy of the space race

Kursk—a film that gives a snapshot of Russian society

Kursk—a film that gives a snapshot of Russian society Kursk—the Last Mission, tells the story of a Russian submarine disaster in 2000. It is for people who like war and disaster films.

The politics of the D-Day landings

The politics of the D-Day landings As the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings sees politicians commemorate the events Tomáš Tengely-Evans looks at the horrific reality of the Second World War

The Comintern - organising to fight for a global revolution

05 March 2019
Revolutionaries formed the Comintern 100 years ago. Simon Basketter says this was a world-shaping event and that its activities still hold lessons for socialists today

The Prague Spring of 1968—50 years since the uprising that fought Stalinism

14 August 2018
Czechoslovakia had been one of Stalinist Russia’s most economically advanced and politically reliable satellite states. Then, in 1968, the monolith suddenly cracked open. Tomáš Tengely-Evans explains what happened

Putin Trump in his place—but he just won’t stay there

24 July 2018
Donald Trump spent last week testing the limits of presidential power—and the contradictions that keep him in place.

Syria strike shows the callousness of our rulers

17 April 2018
Missiles were launched against Syria as all the imperial powers jockey for their position in the carve up

Putin’s gamble pays off, but he’s playing Russian roulette

18 March 2018
Former KGB spook Vladimir Putin has ruled Russia through force and fraud for the last 18 years. He will firm up his rule for another six years after the Russian presidential elections on Sunday.

Reject the Tories’ warmongering over Russia

16 March 2018
The Tories, the press and Labour right are all going for Jeremy Corbyn because he didn’t join in with their warmongering rhetoric over Russia.

Britain’s licence to kill

13 March 2018
Theresa May threatened Russia with retaliation if it didn’t respond to an ultimatum by Tuesday night.

The Russian Revolution was worth it—it gives hope of a better future

11 December 2017
The revolution of 1917 showed another world is possible, what that world could look like—and how we can make it happen

Is Putin pulling the strings?

18 November 2017
Politicians and commentators seem to think anything that goes wrong can be blamed on Russian spybots on Twitter. But the truth is scarier still, warns Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Posters and photos reignite the visions of Russia’s revolt in Red Star Over Russia

14 November 2017
A new design exhibition in London gives a graphic illustration of the impact of revolution and counter-revolution in Russia after 1917, writes?Nadia Sayed

How workers won in 1917

31 October 2017
The Provisional Government assembled in the Winter Palace at 9pm on 25 October to “work out methods for the resolute and final liquidation of the Bolsheviks”.

The revolution was defeated - but it didn't have to be

31 October 2017
Within a decade of the revolution a regime was taking shape in Russia that pushed back everything revolutionaries had fought for.

The Russian Revolution was democratic. Holding it back was not

02 October 2017
The October uprising had broad support from workers—unlike the parliamentary efforts to hold it back

Up in arms—how workers in Russia united in action to beat a coup

29 August 2017
At the beginning of September 1917 the commander of the Russian Army, general Lavr Kornilov, tried to crush the revolution.

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