Imperialism

The SWP and the Iran-Iraq war: the sudden shift to super-anti-imperialism

Author: 
Clive Bradley

In 1988 the SWP suddenly became very 'anti-imperialist'. It became a loud cheerleader for what it sees as progressive or revolutionary nationalisms.

Reclaiming Trotskyist history: introduction to Shachtman's Where is the petty-bourgeois opposition?

Author: 
Sean Matgamna

George Santanyana’s aphorism, “Those who do not learn from history are likely to repeat it”, is not less true for having become a cliché. And those who do not know their own history cannot learn from it.

September 1939: Behind the Stalinazi pact

Author: 
Max Shachtman

I: 5 September 1939

The Hitler-Stalin pact is the most sensational news to come out of Moscow in many years.

I once knew a man who was shot by a Provisional IRA gang that included Gerry Adams [2002]

 I once knew a man who was shot by a Provisional IRA gang which included Adams.
Author: 
Sean Matgamna

"Ireland occupies a position among the nations of the earth unique in... the possession of what is known as a 'physical force party' - a party, that is to say, whose members are united upon no one point, and agree upon no single principle, except upon the use of physical force as the sole means of settling the dispute between the people of this country and the governing power of Great Britain...