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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.

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.

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?

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The recently republished ABC of Communism is a remarkable historical document of the attempt to create a socialist society in Russia after the 1917 October Revolution.

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.

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.

The art of intervening in shifting struggle

26 June 2007
The revolution in Russia in February 1917 created a very unstable situation with two sources of power – the provisional government and the soviets, or workers’ councils. Lenin called this "dual power".

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).

Mike Gonzalez's audio reports from Venezuela

25 June 2007
Mike Gonzalez is currently visiting Caracas. He is a leading member of the Socialist Workers Party in Britain and author of many books, including Che Guevara And The Cuban Revolution and A Rebel’s Guide To Marx. He is

Facing the tests of war and revolution

20 June 2007
The First World War placed an enormous strain on Tsarist Russia.

Fatah’s journey from resistance fighters to tool of Israel and the West

20 June 2007
Fatah emerged out of the Palestinian revolution in the 1960s to take on the might of Israel, which had been created in 1948 with the expulsion of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians.

A mass party born in the 1905 Revolution

12 June 2007
In the first few years of the 20th century, Lenin argued the case for a democratic and centralised revolutionary party made up of committed activists who could bring socialist politics to workers' struggles.

When spontaneous struggle is not enough

05 June 2007
The name Lenin tends to elicit two very different reactions from today’s anti-capitalists. As an uncompromising revolutionary, dedicated to the cause, Lenin remains an inspiring figure to this day.

The Chinese revolution of 1925 to 1927 - an unnecessary tragedy

29 May 2007
Eighty years ago China saw the possibility for change in its revolution of 1925-7, but faith in nationalist 'allies' led to its defeat, writes Charlie Hore

Repression that crushed the Spanish revolution

29 May 2007
The outcome of the five days of intense fighting in Barcelona in May 1937 – the "civil war within the civil war" – was a decisive defeat for the revolution that had begun in July 1936.

How the counter revolution began in Spain

22 May 2007
Barcelona, 3 May 1937, three o’clock in the afternoon – three lorry loads of police and Republican Assault Guards force their way into the central telephone exchange, beginning what became known as the "May Events".

The move to crush possibility of change in Spain

15 May 2007
In May 1937 bloody street fighting broke out in Barcelona. This marked a turning point in the revolution that had erupted in response to the military rising ten months previously.

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