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The masses speak: Egypt's revolution erupts

02 July 2013
Mass protests in Egypt last Sunday were the beginning of a second revolution, writes Sameh Naguib of the Revolutionary Socialists, Cairo

We've a world to win

18 June 2013
Capitalism means misery for billions - but if we organise we have the power to overthrow it, says Sadie Robinson

Syrian rebels' fury at Israeli bombs

07 May 2013
As Israeli planes bomb Damascus and the Assad regime begins a bloody new offensive, rebels in Syria are fighting to defend their revolution and its independence, reports Simon Assaf

Palestinian revolutionary: 'Assad is no friend of the Palestinians'

23 April 2013
Haitham is a revolutionary from the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus. He spoke about the role of Palestinians in the Syrian revolution at last month’s World Social Forum in Tunisia

World Social Forum: Tunisia takes the spirit of revolution to the world

05 April 2013
In Tunisia you cannot escape the revolution. On arrival at my hotel in Tunis the bell boy took the opportunity to update me on “el thawra” (the revolution) as we travelled in the lift. “There is progress,” he said “but it is going to take time.”

Mursi cracks down on Egypt's masses

15 March 2013
Egypt’s activists entered the third year of their revolution in a mood of anger and determination last week. Furious at a new round of killings by police and state gangs, they have confronted the government and its attempt to reverse the gains of the mass movement.

Experience of workers' power forged Orwell's early politics

15 January 2013
George Orwell wrote one of the most important celebrations of revolution–Homage to Catalonia.

Reviews round-up

15 January 2013
Why did the Industrial Revolution happen here? Why was Britain the first country to industrialise and why did it begin in the 18th century?

Gil Scott-Heron: a revolutionary who began with empathy

31 December 2012
Gil’s music and poetry have always been popular in Britain, despite them being about conditions that are far removed from here. Why is that?

Tunisia: two years on

11 December 2012
The Tunisian revolution began two years ago this month—and set in motion a wave of revolt across North Africa and the Middle East.

How Victor Serge kept the flame of the Russian Revolution alive

04 December 2012
Victor Serge was a revolutionary anarchist who went to Russia in 1919 and joined the communists. His articles, books and novels capture the revolutionary experience in the first half of the 20th century.

Gaza shows impact of Arab revolts

27 November 2012
Frederick Engels wrote in 1854, "We must not forget that there is a sixth power in Europe, which at given moments asserts its supremacy over the whole of the five so-called ‘Great Powers’ and makes them tremble, every one of them. That power is the Revolution."

Argo channels US terror at revolt in the Middle East

27 November 2012
It must have taken a lot of searching to find an episode of Iran’s 1979 revolution where the US state could come off as the good guy.

No to dictatorship, no to trading on the revolution and the martyrs

24 November 2012
Today all the masks fell from Mohamed Mursi and his Muslim Brotherhood organisation, who trade in revolution and for whom the revolution is nothing but a means to reach the seat of power. They and the remnants of the old regime are two sides of the same coin, which is tyranny and enmity towards the people.

Getting Egypt's second revolution

20 November 2012
Great revolutions in the modern era take years to ebb and flow. They usually begin with temporary and superficial unity between all the opponents of the old regime.

The Pre-Raphaelites: painters who rewrote the rules

20 November 2012
The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood began in 1848—a year of revolutions across Europe. The movement’s name was a rejection of the establishment Royal Academy’s idea that Renaissance artists such as Raphael had set ideal standards for how artists should paint.

Czechs protest against cuts on anniversary of Velvet Revolution

19 November 2012
More than 25,000 people gathered in Prague’s Wenceslas Square on Saturday to protest against austerity measures being pushed through by the Czech Republic’s right wing coalition government.

The Sapphires: drama that sets out racism faced by Aborigines

13 November 2012
1968. Riots and revolution. Vietnam. Soul music. The elements that make up director Wayne Blair’s film The Sapphires have been done before—but never in quite this way.

Unease over Syrian National Initiative's links to the West

06 November 2012
The launch of a new Syrian umbrella organisation to replace the discredited Syrian National Council (SNC) has created deep uncertainty inside the revolution.

Julie Leadbetter (1957-2012)

16 October 2012
Julie Leadbetter, a lifelong workplace activist and revolutionary socialist, has died at the tragically early age of 55.

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