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Revolution


Revolutions of 1989: 'there was lots of shock and not much therapy'

04 November 2014
Socialist Worker spoke to Jane Hardy, a socialist activist and writer specialising in global political economy. Her book, Poland’s New Capitalism (2009) was translated into Polish and has been read by the new left there.

Revolutions of 1989: how the old regime was torn down

04 November 2014
Revolt swept across Eastern Europe 25 years ago, toppling the Berlin Wall and the Stalinists who built it. The real socialists were cheering, argues Tomáš Tengely-Evans

An evening in Russell Brand’s disorganised revolution

28 October 2014
Raymie Kiernan was in the audience at the Ritzy in south London, one of 200 cinemas that got a live feed of Russell Brand’s discussion on revolution last week

As Russell Brand calls for revolution - we say another world is possible

21 October 2014
More and more people are demanding a better world, and it’s the working class who have the power to fundamentally change the system, writes Sadie Robinson

Only workers can end our rulers’ barbaric world of war

05 August 2014
The news has been dominated by the outbreak of the First World War and Israel’s assault on Gaza.

Syria - the regime makes people suffer in rebel held areas

22 July 2014
Ghayath Naisse, a Syrian socialist in the Revolutionary Left Current, compares life in government and rebel held zones

Lessons to learn in Egypt

22 July 2014
Leading member of the Revolutionary Socialists in Egypt, Sameh Naguib, analyses the scale of the revolution’s retreat and the balance of power with its enemies

Revolution, not 'peace process' talks, can win freedom for Palestine

15 July 2014
Millions of people across the globe are rightly furious at Israel’s latest attacks on Gaza. They want to see an end to the killing.

Tiananmen Square: Another China is possible

15 April 2014
The protests in Tiananmen Square that began 25 years ago this week showed the possibility of real socialism emerging in China, writes Dave Sewell

Learning we are powerful - how do workers become revolutionary?

25 February 2014
More and more people are angry with the cruel, inefficient capitalist system, writes Dave Sewell. But when will they gain the confidence to take it on and end its exploitation?

Counter-revolution can’t wipe out the memory of struggle

28 January 2014
Events in the Middle East and North Africa have posed the question of what revolutions achieve. Media commentators are keen to point out that the prospect of a new military president means Egypt is reverting to “business as usual”.

Nothing good on the table at Syria talks

28 January 2014
Talks in Geneva between the Western-backed elements of the Syrian opposition and representatives of dictator Bashar al-Assad were deadlocked as Socialist Worker went to press.

Egyptian army kills activists on revolution’s anniversary

28 January 2014
Socialists in Egypt prepare for long struggle amid a deadly clampdown and pro-army rally, says Judith Orr

‘We are not afraid’ - Egyptian Revolutionary Socialist speaks out against state crackdown

17 December 2013
Mahienour El-Massry, a lawyer and a member of the Revolutionary Socialists in Egypt, on current struggles and a warrant for her arrest

Can there be a revolution?

12 November 2013
Revolution is being hotly debated since Russell Brand wrote an article in the New Statesman calling for the overthrow of the current political system. And Brand’s argument that we need a revolution to get rid of our system riddled with “lies, treachery and deceit” has received a lot of support. It’s no surprise so many people feel that to get rid of inequality we will need a revolution. 

The revolution we need

05 November 2013
Revolution made it into the mainstream media recently after comedian Russell Brand called for “total revolution” in the New Statesman.

Protests defy Egyptian army in bid to take back the streets

29 October 2013
Revolutionaries are fighting back against anti-protest laws to demand bread and freedom, writes Judith Orr

Solidarity campaign wins release of Revolutionary Socialist in Egypt

09 September 2013
Egyptian Revolutionary Socialist Haitham Mohammedain is released from detention by Egypt's state security forces after massive solidarity campaign.

Syria ‘response’ is a dangerous gamble for the West

27 August 2013
Whatever the extract truth about the chemical weapons attack east of Damascus on Wednesday of last week, it seems to have been on a huge scale, writes Alex Callinicos

Egypt's army cracks down on the gains of the revolution

27 August 2013
The hated former dictator Hosni Mubarak has been released from prison, though he will remain under house arrest and faces charges of corruption and killing protesters. The Revolutionary Socialists held a demonstration.

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