Europe

Silencing the wage slaves

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Section on working class politics in Europe

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Europe: The workers against mainstream politics (Hugh Jenkins)
Blair plans a coup against party democracy
The alternative Europe (Ken Coates MEP)
What real reformists think of Blair (Anne Mack)
Debate: Should we call for a workers' government?

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The issues in Portugal, 1975

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Workers' Fight

Documents from the discussions of Workers' Fight and the International-Communist League with the Portuguese revolutionary left, 1975-6.

Discussions with the Portuguese Workers' Coordinating Committee, mid 1975 (the pages of this pdf are in the wrong order, sorry, and the edges of some text are cut off, but the gist should be legible)

Discussions with left groups in Portugal during 1975

Documents from the discussions of Workers' Fight and the International-Communist League with the Portuguese revolutionary left, 1975-6.

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The Portuguese Revolution of 1974-5: “The left had no strategy and the right did”

Miguel Perez, a Lisbon-based socialist activist and historian who delivered a talk on the Portuguese Revolution of 1974-5, spoke to Solidarity about his view of events.


Why was there so much left-wing ferment in the Portuguese officer corps in the 1970s? Why did Portugal’s colonial war have such a big effect on the officer corps, the army and society?

An interview with Miguel Perez, a Lisbon-based socialist activist and historian, about the Portuguese Revolution of 1974-5.

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The Peace Programme (1915)

Leon Trotsky's argument, during World War One, about the programme of peace which socialists should fight for, including the right of nations to self-determination and a United States of Europe.


I. What Is a Program of Peace?

What is a program of peace? From the viewpoint of the ruling classes or of the parties subservient to them, it is the totality of those demands, the realization of which must be ensured by the power of militarism.

Hence, for the realization of Miliukov’s “peace program” Constantinople must be conquered by force of arms.

Vandervelde’s “peace program” requires the expulsion of the Germans from Belgium as an antecedent condition.

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Blitzkrieg and Revolution (May 1940)

I. IF HITLER WINS – PERSPECTIVE FOR SOCIAL REVOLUTION

As Hitler overruns most of western Europe, what are the perspectives for the working class?

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Blitzkrieg and Revolution (May 1940)

I. IF HITLER WINS – PERSPECTIVE FOR SOCIAL REVOLUTION

As Hitler overruns most of western Europe, what are the perspectives for the working class?

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