Workers' Liberty 12-13, August 1989

Workers' Liberty 12/13, August 1989: contents

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The road to Tienanmen Square: Workers and Students in China, by Jack Cleary

In defence of the French revolution, by Martin Thomas

Social Democracy goes Thatcherite: Kinnock and the market, by Ruth Cockroft

New Times or class struggle: Debate between Socialist Organiser and Marxism Today: Alan Johnson and Mark Perryman

Which class rules in the USSR? A debate on the character of the Soviet Union: Robert Brenner, Oliver Macdonald, Torab Saleh, Frank Furedi, Martin Thomas

C L R James: an obituary by Sean Matgamna

The other Israeli: Adam Keller speaks to Workers' Liberty

Class, culture, and Stalinism: Rachel Lever on art and the Russian revolution

Is Scotland a colony? by Stan Crooke

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

Desmond Greaves, 1913-1988: obituary by Sean Matgamna

The working class in the second Chinese revolution, by Elisabeth Millward

A Chinese Marxist in the 1920s: reminiscences by Wang Fan-hsi

Trotskyism versus Stalinism in the Chinese revolution, by Wang Fan-hsi

Short survey pieces on: 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.

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


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

Author: 
Edward Ellis; Sean Matgamna; Stan Crooke; Belinda Weaver

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Reviews:

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"

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.

The working class in the second Chinese revolution

Author: 
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.