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Woodrow Wilson and Bolshevism: What the Peacemakers did to Europe

Submitted by dalcassian on 20 September, 2015 - 8:58 Author: Sherry Mangan

“If America had not turned her back upon the world ...” The Wilson Day speeches last December were built around this theme: that what “lost the peace” and started Europe on the path to fascism and the Second World War was the fact that America became “isolationist” and rejected Woodrow Wilson’s League of Nations. The corollary theme is: this time a real world-wide organization of the United Nations will enforce democracy, outlaw war, and sprinkle benevolent pints of milk over a “better world.”

The road to Tienanmen Square: Workers and Students in China

Submitted by Chris on 29 December, 2010 - 4:37 Author: Sean Matgamna

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For three weeks in May and June 1989, the Chinese government lost control of a large part of Beijing. It lost control of its capital city to the people who live there, spearheaded by the students and workers demanding radical democratic reform.

The Levellers and Oliver Cromwell

Submitted by dalcassian on 24 December, 2015 - 2:46 Author: CLR James

On January 30, 1649, Cromwell and his officers executed Charles I. But the Levelers, leading the common people of London and the rank and file of the army, rose against the military government, demanding the election of a new parliament based on manhood suffrage, and advocating a social program which showed that for them the revolution had. not ended but had just begun. A military revolt broke out in May. Fairfax and Cromwell took the field against the rebellion in person; the revolutionaries had to be struck down before they could make contact with other regiments.

For a democratic solution to the communal conflict in Ireland (1983)

Submitted by AWL on 5 June, 2011 - 3:51
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Workers Socialist Review
No. 4, Autumn 1984

For a democratic solution to the communal conflict in Ireland

1. The Protestant community in Northern Ireland is a distinct community with its own history, culture and psychology. If it existed in its own distinct territory, it would have all the features Marxists recognise as making up a nation.

It does not have a distinct territory – there is a major Catholic community even within the Protestant heartlands. Therefore it is not a nation.

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