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Britain should become a democratic, federal republic.
There is more left-wing feeling in the Labour Party ranks than you’d guess from the very-controlled proceedings inside the Manchester Central conference centre.
Labour Party policy in many areas echoes neo-liberal logic — personal responsibility, individualism and retreat of the government.
Over 300,000 marched on the UN Climate Summit in New York on 21 September.
An industrial bulletin for London Underground workers, by London Underground workers.
Plan C's "Fast Forward" Festival asked important questions, and began useful discussions.
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A parable about the Scottish referendum.
Schools should not be a place where problems in society are reinforced and even taught. They should be a place where they are challenged.
Many nurses still believe that it is illegal for nurses to strike and the Unison leadership has done nothing to dispel this myth. It has failed to set out a clear strategy for safe but effective strike action in the NHS.
The ultra-Islamist group ISIS is a threat to all the people of Iraq, Iraqi Kurdistan, and Syria, as well as to the people who live in the territory where it currently rules.
A return simply to pre-2010 status for the NHS is not enough.

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How the “Islamic State” movement has eclipsed Al-Qaeda in ferocity and publicity.
In the US, the vast majority of people are deprived of anything resembling a worthwhile education.
A hundred and fifty years ago, on 28 September 1864, the working-class movement took a huge step forward with the founding of the International Working Men’s Association.
Richard Brenner of the Workers Power group has written a 5,000 word statement explaining his attendance at a conference involving Russian nationalists with international far right connections. Here Dale Street dismantles his flimsy self-justifications.
A poem published by the revolutionary socialist newspaper Workers’ Dreadnought above a front page article entitled “Soldiers ask what they are fighting for” in 1917.
A review of A Precariat Charter by Guy Standing (Bloomsbury, 2014).
The film "Philomena" has been criticised as an "anti-Catholic" polemic. Paddy Dollard examines it.
An interview with Russian socialist and trade union activist Dmitry Kozhnev.
Lenin's analysis of the collapse of the Socialist International at the outbreak of war in 1914
The Scottish referendum campaign mobilised thousands, but the nationalist project was divisive.
Jobbik, an explicitly fascist party, is the second strongest political party in Hungary and is growing in popularity.
A review of The Establishment: And How They Get Away with It by Owen Jones.
Michael Banda (Michael van den Poorten), who died recently, had for nearly three decades been a retired political gangster.
Ernest Rice McKinney (1886-1984) was a black US trade union organiser, revolutionary socialist and former National Secretary of the Third Camp Workers Party USA.
From Labor Action, 9 June 1947 - "We Want to Be Free in a Free Country, in a Free World...." by Ernest Rice McKinney.
The left and imperialism.
Why we believed socialists should oppose Scottish independence.
Borders divide the working class more than they divide capital. That is the core socialist argument for voting no to separation in Scotland’s referendum on 18 September.
What we say about the Scottish independence issue.
Scots who vote no to independence are, says Monbiot, self-deluding imbibers of ruling class ideology.
The case for a ‘yes’ vote in the Scottish independence referendum on 18 September is inherently nationalist.
Critique magazine, self-styled sophisticated Marxists, backs independence for Scotland.
An interview with Émile Zola, one of the foremost novelists of late 19th century France who was also sympathetic to socialism and a hero in the “Dreyfus Affair” of the 1890s, which appeared in the magazine of the Social Democratic Federation, then the main Marxist group in Britain, in 1902.
Daniel DeLeon, the centenary of whose death falls in 2014, was one of the great early expounders of Marxism. In this speech, delivered in Minneapolis on July 10, 1905, he explains the root ideas of Marxism that are enshrined in the Preamble to the Constitution of the Industrial Workers of the World, recently founded.
The Jay Report highlights over 1400 children abused. What are the issues for the left?
The difference between criticising Israel and supporting the Palestinian demand for their own state, and backing Arab nationalist or Islamist demands for the destruction and abolition of Israel, must be kept clear amidst the present outrage against Israel. This 1992 article, from the French Trotskyist journal 'Critique Communiste' discusses the issues.
This is chapter 7 of Leon Trotsky's The War And The International, 1914
Four articles by James P Cannon and Max Shachtman, with appendices by Paul Hampton and Sean Matgamna

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A new book from Workers' Liberty tells the story of the 1984-5 miners' strike in week-by-week detail.
A revised and 50%-expanded edition of the 2012 booklet Antonio Gramsci: working-class revolutionary, summarising Gramsci's life and thought.
The cartoons collected in a new book depict US politics, workers’ struggles, America’s “Jim Crow” racism, Roosevelt’s “New Deal” and Harry Truman’s “Fair Deal”, and Stalinism at its height, as revolutionary socialists saw them at the time.
Myths and truths about the history and basic ideas of the SWP and its forerunners.

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