Workers' Liberty 12-13, August 1989

A Chinese Marxist in the 1920s

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Wang Fan-hsi

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A veteran Chinese Trotskyist describes his time in the Chinese Communist Party, between joining in 1925 and being expelled in 1929.

A veteran Chinese Trotskyist describes his time in the Chinese Communist Party, between joining in 1925 and being expelled in 1929.

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Reviews: Rushdie, Austen Morgan, Mandel, P J O'Rourke

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Edward Ellis; Sean Matgamna; Stan Crooke; Belinda Weaver

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Edward Ellis on Salman Rushdie's "Satanic Verses"
Sean Matgamna on Austen Morgan's "James Connolly"
Stan Crooke on Ernest Mandel's "Beyond Perestroika"
Belinda Weaver on P J O'Rourke's "Holidays in Hell" and Joe Bob Briggs's "Joe Bob goes to the drive-in"

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Desmond Greaves, 1913-1988

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Sean Matgamna

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Obituary of a man who, as editor of the Irish Democrat from 1918 to 1948, and writer of many books, influenced Irish left-wingers in the run-up to the 1968-9 crisis possibly more than any other.

Obituary of a man who, as editor of the <i>Irish Democrat</i> from 1918 to 1948, and writer of many books, influenced Irish left-wingers in the run-up to the 1968-9 crisis possibly more than any other.

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Is Scotland a colony?

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Stan Crooke

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A critique of the theories of the Scottish Socialist Party of 1989. (The 1989 SSP was not organisationally related to the later SSP, founded in 1998 and still active in 2010, but its attitudes on the supposed revolutionary significance of Scottish independence were similar).

A critique of the theories of the Scottish Socialist Party of 1989 (not related to the later SSP, founded in 1998 and still active in 2010).

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A collection of short articles from Workers' Liberty 12-13, August 1989

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Strikes in Stalinist and ex-Stalinist states; Rushdie; EU; Dock Labour scheme scrapped; more on USSR strikes; strikes in UK; abortion rights in USA; world economy; British economy; Scottish left and Assembly; independent union in China.

Strikes in Stalinist and ex-Stalinist states; Rushdie; EU; Dock Labour scheme scrapped; more on USSR strikes; strikes in UK; abortion rights in USA; world economy; British economy; Scottish left and Assembly; independent union in China.

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Escaping an historical trap: Clare Short MP talks to Workers' Liberty on Ireland

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Clare Short MP

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The problem is wrongly stated, in my view, when the call is for the removal of British troops. British troops are in Northern Ireland because there we have a malfunctioning political unit...

"The problem is wrongly stated, in my view, when the call is for the removal of British troops. British troops are in Northern Ireland because there we have a malfunctioning political unit..."

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The working class in the second Chinese revolution

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Elizabeth Millward

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Before 1989 the Chinese workers' movement had been crushed for 60 years. But in the 1920's it fought heroic battles, rich in lessons for today. Elizabeth Millward describes how a working class developed in China, how its struggles interlaced with those of the nationalist bourgeoisie, and why it was defeated.

Before 1989 the Chinese workers' movement had been crushed for 60 years. But in the 1920's it fought heroic battles, rich in lessons for today. Our feature on those class battles opens with Elizabeth Millward's account of how a working class developed in China, how its struggles interlaced with those of the nationalist bourgeoisie, and why it was defeated.

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