“[R]evolutions are ‘great’ precisely because they…are far ahead of…their time” (36). In the five essays presented inOctober 1917, renowned radical political economist, Samir Amin, pushes far beyond the immediate necessity of emphasizing the historical weight of October, and launches, into an ambitiously broad analysis of the trajectory of twenty first socialism, the Marxism that inspired it, and the lessons that can be drawn for the struggles of the twenty first century.Read More »
Lenin yet, about 150 years since his birth, creates controversy. Funny figures make funnier statements while a group of scholars, white, pink and “red” in color, continue condemning the Bolshevik leader – a bold show of class conflict in the areas of ideology and politics. This reality makes it an imperative to reiterate Lenin’s analysis and class position on his birthday – April 22 (1870) – as yet those have not been proven erroneous.Read More »
Greets all working people, be they working in factories, offices, services, mines, forests, fields or waters, across the world
Expresses solidarity to all their struggles to protect their hard won rights, to improve their conditions, to defeat the attacks of imperialists-led, international finance driven neoliberal capitalist order on their lives and livelihoods, particularly in the wake of its systemic crisis globally and emancipate themselves from all exploitation
Affirms its commitment to socialism and its resolve to continue its struggle for a society free from exploitation of one human being by another; Stands in solidarity with the people of the socialist countries in their efforts to defend socialism in their countries.Read More »
by Dave Ward
Demonstrators take part in the ‘Britain Needs a Pay Rise’ march in central London, organised by the TUC as public sector workers are calling for an end to austerity and to highlight the need for pay to increase following days of industrial action by nurses, midwives and civil servants. Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
AS the CWU meets for its annual conference this weekend and I look back at all that has been achieved by our reps in the workplace, our members and our national leadership over the last couple of years, I can say our union is in a good place.
Our success with the Four Pillars campaign at Royal Mail, the Say No to BT campaign and Close the Gap show that industrial work will always be at the heart of everything we do.Read More »
by Steve Sweeny
IRANIAN communists urged the government today to end repression against the country’s poor as a general strike swept across Kurdish towns and cities.
The Tudeh Party of Iran (TPI) called for investment to develop agriculture and industry in the border areas of Kurdistan and western Azerbaijan where poverty remains high and unemployment levels have hit 40 per cent.Read More »
An unusual triple alliance is emerging from the Syrian war — one that could alter the balance of power in the Middle East, unhinge the NATO alliance, and complicate the Trump administration’s designs on Iran.
It might also lead to yet another double cross of one of the region’s largest ethnic groups, the Kurds.Read More »
Granma | April 16, 2018
Fidel proclaimed the socialist nature of the Revolution on the Havana street corner of 23rd and 12th, during the burial of those killed in the airport bombings of April 15, 1961, the prelude to the Bay of Pigs invasion at Girón. Photo: Raúl Corrales
Rumors of the fighting were heard during the dawn hours. It was at a distance. I went out on the balcony. From the heights of Vedado, militia men ran down the hill as they finished buttoning their uniform shirts. Right away, the news began to spread. They had bombed the Ciudad Libertad airport. We were in the prelude to an imminent invasion, expected since the United States had broken diplomatic relations. We were on the eve of Playa Girón. (on the Bay of Pigs)Read More »