The Revolution That Ended WW1 Part II: The Road to Defeat

By Tobi Hansen Part I: War and Revolution The Role of the USPD The USPD was a centrist organisation that oscillated between reform and revolution, between radical struggle and adaptation to the SPD and, through it, counterrevolution. While the leadership of the SPD wanted by all means to strangle the socialist revolution at birth and … Continue reading The Revolution That Ended WW1 Part II: The Road to Defeat

The Revolution That Ended WW1

By Tobi Hansen Part 1: War and Revolution The German bourgeoisie has always had an amibivalent attitude to the November Revolution of 1918. While it certainly showed that the war, the dominance of the military high command and the monarchy had to be ended, at the same time, it was a revolution that stopped halfway. … Continue reading The Revolution That Ended WW1

The Fight for Labour Party Black Sections

By Jeremy Dewar IT is fitting to mark Black History Month this year by focusing on a battle fought largely inside the Labour Party between 1983 and 1993 for two reasons. First, Black History Month was initiated by groups of mainly black Caribbean and Asian members of the Labour Party, who fought to make the … Continue reading The Fight for Labour Party Black Sections

Mexico 1968: Massacre in Tlatelolco

By Dave Stockton OCTOBER 2, 1968 witnessed the massacre of between three and four hundred of the 10,000 young demonstrators who had gathered in the Plaza de las Tres Culturas in the Tlatelolco district of Mexico City. State forces under the orders of the authoritarian Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) regime, claimed they had been fired … Continue reading Mexico 1968: Massacre in Tlatelolco

We need a working class antifascist movement

By Bernie McAdam LABOUR'S Shadow Chancellor, John McDonnell, has issued a call for a new Anti Nazi League “to resist racism and the growth of the far right”. This is in response to recent far right demonstrations in support of the jailed fascist Tommy Robinson organised by the Democratic Football Lads Alliance, DFLA, and also … Continue reading We need a working class antifascist movement

Prague 1968: Revolution and counter-revolution

By Dave Stockton THE YEAR 1968 was one of history’s “mad years” like 1848, 1917-18, 1989 and, most recently, 2011. It was a time when the eruption of revolts in one country quickly stimulated upheavals in others. The spread of international revolutionary upheavals seemed to offer the prospect of a dramatic thawing of the permafrost … Continue reading Prague 1968: Revolution and counter-revolution

The NHS at 70: Labour’s tarnished jewel

JUNE 5 2018 is the 70th anniversary of the National Health Service – the jewel in the crown of the British Labour Party and the welfare state. But the celebrations are tempered by the knowledge that the NHS is mired in the biggest crisis of its history, one that threatens the survival of a health … Continue reading The NHS at 70: Labour’s tarnished jewel