Socialist measures against the capitalist crisis

WITH BRITAIN predicted to go back into recession next year, and with a new credit crunch and the collapse of the Eurozone looming, what’s the answer to a capitalist system in crisis? The TUC is calling for alternative policies – on 25 October general secretary Brendan Barber called for fairer taxes, closing tax loopholes, investing … Continue reading Socialist measures against the capitalist crisis

A working class solution to the crisis

  The Con-Dem Coalition aims to destroy the welfare state. The bosses, police chiefs, top civil servants and most of the media back them. The 26 March demonstration can launch a massive wave of popular anger. But the government won’t back down because of one huge demonstration. Blair went to war in Iraq despite more … Continue reading A working class solution to the crisis

From Resistance to Revolution

At its 2010 congress the League for the Fifth International passed a new programmatic manifesto. Its policies and slogans are intended to guide revolutionary socialists in the struggles to come, and to act as a proposed manifesto for a new Fifth International. The manifesto is available in Spanish, Norwegian and German. 38pp., 2012 ISBN 978-095536644-4 … Continue reading From Resistance to Revolution

The Workers' Answer to the Crisis

An action programme for the working class in Britain The world is witnessing dramatic and far-reaching changes. The global credit crunch has turned into an historic financial crisis. A series of corporations - some of them major icons of American capitalism - have collapsed into bankruptcy, been forced into takeovers or were nationalised.And we are … Continue reading The Workers' Answer to the Crisis

SWP: what kind of programme?

Jeremy Dewar on the dilemma facing the Socialist Workers Party The massive vote for Labour was a vote for real change. Revolutionaries know that Blair’s government is committed to less radical change than any Labour government this century. His programme is to provide the best possible conditions for capitalism to continue making profits at our … Continue reading SWP: what kind of programme?

Party and Programme: Lenin and Luxemburg against Opportunism and Centrism – Part 3

Dave Hughes concludes the series by looking at Lenin and Luxemburg's fights for the revolutionary programme within the Second International In the last article we examined the struggle waged by Lenin and the Bolsheviks within the shattered framework of the Russian Social-Democratic Labour Party between 1903 and 1912. We showed that this was a struggle against opportunism … Continue reading Party and Programme: Lenin and Luxemburg against Opportunism and Centrism – Part 3

Party and Programme: Bolshevism Versus Opportunism 1903 – 1912 – Part 2

This article is devoted to the debate on the political and organisational heritage of Trotskyism and Leninism to which the Workers' Socialist League, the International Marxist Group and the International-Communist League contributed in the 1970s What is being debated? The IMG have centred the debate around their own current ’unity offensive’. In the series of … Continue reading Party and Programme: Bolshevism Versus Opportunism 1903 – 1912 – Part 2

Party and Programme: from communism to social democracy – Part 1

In the 1970s, Dave Hughes, a founder member of Workers Power and the Movement for a Revolutionary Communist International, wrote a series of articles on party and programme to explain the importance of programme in Marx, Engels and Lenin. Part one deals with the debate in Germany during Marx's lifetime In any period, conscious communist … Continue reading Party and Programme: from communism to social democracy – Part 1