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Lenin and his ideas today

Lenin and his ideas today In a time when capitalism is in crisis, the works and life of the revolutionary Vladimir Lenin—born 150 years ago this week—are still crucial, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

China 1989 - workers in revolt

China 1989 - workers in revolt Thirty years ago demonstrators stood up to tanks in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. Sadie Robinson looks at what the mass revolt of students and workers was all about

The Prague Spring of 1968—50 years since the uprising that fought Stalinism

The Prague Spring of 1968—50 years since the uprising that fought Stalinism Czechoslovakia had been one of Stalinist Russia’s most economically advanced and politically reliable satellite states. Then, in 1968, the monolith suddenly cracked open. Tomáš Tengely-Evans explains what happened

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.

Tories dream of Chinese capitalism

The tabloids marked the visit to Britain of Chinese president Xi Jinping with racist jokes. But David Cameron was declaring a new “golden age” as he rolled out the red carpet.

Tiananmen Square: Another China is possible

Tiananmen Square: Another China is possible The protests in Tiananmen Square that began 25 years ago this week showed the possibility of real socialism emerging in China, writes Dave Sewell

Tony Cliff 1917-2000: the pilot who weathered the storm

14 April 2000
Tony Cliff, the founder of what became the Socialist Workers Party, died on 9 April 2000. Twenty years on, we republish the obituary we printed at the time.

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