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Tony Cliff matters for socialists today

Tony Cliff matters for socialists today Tony Cliff was born 100 years ago last weekend, on 20 May 1917. Brought up a Palestinian Jew, he came to Britain in 1946.

Chanie Rosenberg interview: By my 100th birthday I want to see socialism

Chanie Rosenberg interview: By my 100th birthday I want to see socialism Chanie Rosenberg, along with her husband Tony Cliff, were founder members of what is now the Socialist Workers Party.

'Cliff speaks on practically everything'

Cliff speaks on practically everything Shaun Doherty, a young teacher who had recently joined the International Socialists, was in Liverpool in 1972 when he first heard Tony Cliff speak.

Tony Cliff: a life in the struggle

Tony Cliff: a life in the struggle Tony Cliff was one of the most remarkable individuals on the British left in the later 20th century. He spent his life in the struggle, from his early days as a Jewish revolutionary in occupied Palestine to when he came to Britain and founded the group that became the Socialist Workers Party.

Peter Thomas

It’s with sadness that we report the death of Peter Thomas, a member of the Swansea branch of International Socialists, the SWP’s forerunner in the 1970s. As a young worker Pete was inspired and recruited by SWP founder Tony Cliff.

Tony Cliff: arming the party for future struggles

Tony Cliff: arming the party for future struggles The opportunities for revolutionary socialists in Britain began to improve in the 1960s. The long economic boom was faltering, with Britain falling behind its competitors.

Tony Cliff: How were Third World revolutions deflected?

14 October 2006
Last week I discussed how Leon Trotsky’s followers were thrown into confusion when the reality of the world after 1945 failed to fit with Trotsky’s predictions.

Tony Cliff: Always facing the harsh truth of reality

07 October 2006
Tony Cliff was born in Palestine in 1917. He came from a staunchly Zionist family. From an early age his anger about the way Arabs were treated in their own country led him towards socialism.

Tony Cliff on the roots of Israel’s violence

29 July 2006
Looking back on my own experience in Palestine I can see how today’s horror grew from small beginnings. Zionism, Jewish separateness and the belief in a Jewish homeland, have developed into state violence. My parents were pioneering Zionists, leaving Russia for Palestine in 1902 to join a total Zionist population of a few thousand.

Understanding modern capitalism

26 April 2003
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Tony Cliff interview ten years after the wall came down

06 November 1999
When a person dies, the autopsy reveals the nature of their illness. The collapse of the Stalinist regimes in Russia and Eastern Europe makes it possible to be absolutely clear about the nature of those regimes. There was no resistance to the collapse from the mass of people. They didn't defend the system. That shows they didn't believe the regimes had anything to do with socialism or workers' power.

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