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History

中国:新的武器,新的地位——新的泡沫?

中国用阅兵式来庆祝人民共和国成立的周年日,这是许多年来的第一次。在天安门城楼上,国家主席胡锦涛观看最新型武器,包括未装配实弹的无人机、巡航导弹、具备核打击能力的导弹等从他前面开过。与此同时,官方解说员强调这些武器不仅是中国制造,而且是中国研发的。 Read more...

Lenin's April Theses: The renewal of Bolshevism

Lenin’s April Theses, at 479 words one of the shortest of his major works, represented a qualitative advance in his strategic thinking, effected a transformation of the Bolshevik Party’s programme and Read more...

天安门大屠杀——25年来

1989年6月4日发生在北京天安门广场的大屠杀事件对于中国和世界都是一个转折点。它标志着中国共产党内派系斗争的一个转变,这个派系斗争从1949年中共掌权起便存在,它把党分成了几个派别。六四事件为资本主义在中国的复辟开放了通路,并为中国作为一个新的帝国主义力量而出现铺平了道路。 Read more...

Marxism and the Easter Rising

Ireland’s modern history has a long and proud record of rebellion against British rule. Read more...

International Women’s Day and its working class origins

The struggle for women’s rights exploded towards the end of the 19th Century, as hundreds of thousands of women in the industrialised countries were drawn into mass production. Read more...

Indonesia 1965 - The road to a bloodbath

To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the Indonesian counter-revolution, we reproduce here an account of that period first published in 1998 after the downfall of President Suharto, who led that Read more...

From Civil Rights to Black Power

On the evening of 1 December 1955, a Black woman passenger in a bus in Montgomery, Alabama started a revolution. Read more...

The Assassination of Leon Trotsky

On the 75th Anniversary of the death of Leon Trotsky, we present here a chapter of a hitherto unpublished work by Simon Hardy and Dave Stockton on the History of the Left Opposition and Fourth Interna Read more...

4 August 1914: the betrayal of the Second International

THE SECOND International, founded in 1889, was an organisation of the world’s socialist, social democratic and labour parties. Read more...

The Lessons of Chile; Popular Unity 1970-1973

The Chilean coup of September 11, 1973, was the most severe defeat suffered by the international working class of the post-war epoch. Read more...