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Revolution


Colonial revolts and the West

09 October 2007
The prominent role of revolutionaries from Asia in the Communist International marked a breakthrough for the world socialist movement.

How mass struggle can start to shift the 'muck of ages'

02 October 2007
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels suggested two reasons why revolution is necessary.

Meetings, events and demonstrations

02 October 2007
Meetings And Events

3. Building revolutionary parties

02 October 2007
John Riddell, the pre-eminent historian of the Communist Third International, continues his series by looking at the Comintern's attempt to build a worldwide party while avoiding the mistakes of the Second International

2. How the Third International began

25 September 2007
John Riddell, the pre-eminent historian of the Communist Third International, continues his series, by looking at the origins of the International. The series started with a prologue on the 1907 Stuttgart conference in Germany.

Russian Revolution 90th Anniversary

25 September 2007
The Edinburgh People’s Festival and Edinburgh May Day Committee are hosting this celebration concert to mark 90 years since the Russian Revolution.

Meetings, events and demonstrations

25 September 2007
Meetings And Events

Analysing imperialism and resisting the First World War

18 September 2007
In August 1914 the First World War broke out in Europe. Lenin, the Russian Bolshevik leader, had long argued that a war could create a revolutionary situation in which workers would rise up against the barbarism.

The Protestant Revolution: the rival religions of princes and peasants

11 September 2007
"Whosoever can, should smite, strangle and stab, secretly or publicly, and should remember that there is nothing more poisonous, pernicious, and devilish than a rebellious man."

0. The Communist International - Socialist Worker’s major nine part series

21 August 2007
Historian John Riddell writes on the Communist International, known as the Comintern - an organising centre for revolutionaries formed in the aftermath of the 1917 Russian Revolution.

1. Stuttgart 1907: debating reform and revolution

21 August 2007
As the opening of a major nine-part series on the Communist International, John Riddell, examines discussions on war and socialist unity at the 1907 Stuttgart conference in Germany.

12.08 East of Bucharest | Illegal Attacks - Ian Brown

21 August 2007
12.08 East of Bucharestdirected by Corneliu Porumboiuout now How deep were the Eastern European revolutions of 1989 against the Stalinist dictatorships? That’s the question asked in 12.08 East Of Bucharest, a new film by director/writer Corneliu Porumboiu.

Mao Zedong and the Chinese Revolution

14 August 2007
In the first part of our new series on China Charlie Hore looks at the impact of the Communist Party’s victory

Crushing the tide of left wing resistance

31 July 2007
All the contending powers feared the Second World War would end in revolution as the 1914-18 conflict had.

The ABC of Communism: can socialism work?

17 July 2007
The recently republished ABC of Communism is a remarkable historical document of the attempt to create a socialist society in Russia after the 1917 October Revolution.

Marco Antonio García interview: questions for the Venezuelan revolution

17 July 2007
Can you tell me something about UNT, the Venezuelan national trade union federation that you belong to?

Two visions for the future of Venezuela’s revolution

03 July 2007
Ciudad Guyana is not one city but two. Several hundred kilometres south east of the capital Caracas, it is split by a tributary of the Orinoco river. On one side of the bridge is San Felix, a crowded poor town of potholed roads and very basic houses.

Fighters For Life by Michael Rosen | Revolution in the 21st Century by Chris Harman

03 July 2007
Fighters For Lifeby Michael Rosen£7.99 The writer, poet, broadcaster and regular Socialist Worker columnist Michael Rosen has been gaining wide recognition of late with his recent appointment as children’s laureate.

Workers’ action brings Nigeria to a standstill

26 June 2007
The four day nationwide strike in Nigeria from 20 to 23 June has once again demonstrated the revolutionary potential of the working class. Nigeria’s President, Umaru Yar’Adua, said the strike "wreaked havoc on our economy and our people" in a letter to the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).

Andreu Nin and the Poum in the Spanish Revolution

26 June 2007
Frustration with the timidity of working class leaders who repeatedly insist parliament is the crucial way to achieve change is nothing new. Prior to the First World War there was an insistence within the Socialist and Labour Parties in western Europe and North America on winning gradual reforms through parliament.

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