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Revolution


Protesting against both imperial powers in 1956

11 February 2006
Socialist historians met in London last week for a conference on 1956, a key year which saw the Suez crisis and a workers’ revolution in Hungary. Stan Newens, the former left wing Labour MP, was a young activist in London at the time. He spoke to Socialist Worker about the impact of that year on working class people.

Soviet Times: photos of war and revolution

11 February 2006
This exhibition of 30 photographs from the archives of Novosti RAI, the Soviet Press Agency is a must see. It charts the history of Russia from the 1917 revolution to the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991.

Letters

11 February 2006
Letters

The new Socialist Review

04 February 2006
Venezuela: the revolution within the revolution "Ninety percent of the workers here are women. I have worked here as a sewing machinist for 24 years. When the owners said they were going to close down, we all decided to occupy the factory."Carmen Fuentes, SEIFEX factory in Caracas

Democracy call haunts US leaders

04 February 2006
It's barely a year since, at his second inauguration, George Bush proclaimed the commitment of the US to an apparently revolutionary programme of spreading democracy worldwide.

World Social Forum meets in a country of resistance

04 February 2006
There was one word that could be heard being repeated throughout last week’s World Social Forum (WSF) – revolution.

Mozart: musical beauty in an age of revolution

21 January 2006
To mark the anniversary of the birth of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in Salzburg, Austria, on 28 January 1756 we will once again be regaled with tales of the boy genius who was practically composing masterpieces in his crib.

Who says?

14 January 2006
"No matter what the greatest tyrant in the world, George Bush, says, millions of American people support your revolution. We are expressing our full solidarity with the Venezuelan people."US singer Harry Belafonte, on Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez

Globalised revolution

14 January 2006
The headiness of 1990s globalisation has waned. But even though the global economy has slowed and resistance has surged up in the Middle East and elsewhere, the world’s comfortable classes peer hopefully into the coming decades.

1956 a year of revolt and revolution

07 January 2006
There are years when everything changes at once. Conflicts built up over a decade or more suddenly explode and the entire political landscape is transformed. For the British left, 1956 was one of those years.

Brokeback Mountain

07 January 2006
Back in 1960s Iran, a favourite pastime was mountaineering. At the time, going up to the mountains was viewed by many as a revolutionary act.

Venezuela: children of the revolution

03 December 2005
A Venezuelan school taken over by parents, students and teachers is the exciting subject of a new photographic exhibition.

Letters

26 November 2005
Letters

Chavez and the Venezuelan revolution

12 November 2005
Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez has become a focus across Latin America for resistance to George Bush, writes Hugh O’Shaughnessy

Rubens — his brush was the sword of counter revolution

05 November 2005
Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) was a great painter. Anyone who enjoys painting or is interested in the history of art will gain pleasure, and perhaps inspiration, from the exhibition of his work, Rubens: A Master in the Making, now showing at the National Gallery in London.

When midnight struck in Moscow

22 October 2005
By December 1905, Russia was gearing itself up for a full-scale counter-revolution.

TUC votes for solidarity with Bolivarian Revolution

24 September 2005
The Trade Union Congress (TUC) meeting last week passed a motion to oppose the attempts of the US administration and Venezuelan bosses to overthrow Hugo Chavez.

The need for working class organisation

24 September 2005
The First World War precipitated an international revolutionary crisis. That the climax had already occurred in the Bolshevik revolution of October 1917 was far from apparent during the immediate post-war years.

Class, ideology and revolution in the West

03 September 2005
In order for ideas to gain popular acceptance, Antonio Gramsci argued, those ideas have to be carried down into society by layers of individuals.

Two visions at the heart of the Bolivarian revolution

27 August 2005
In the seven years since he was first elected to Venezuela’s presidency, Hugo Chavez’s government has faced three direct challenges.

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