James Connolly (1868-1916), the Irish socialist revolutionary, Marxist
thinker and working class martyr, has been included amongst ’100
Greatest Britons’ in a BBC online poll, the results of which were
ON 15 June 1953, about 60 building workers on the Friedrichshaim
hospital building site in East Berlin stopped work to draw up a letter
protesting at a 10% increase in the work norms imposed by East Germany’s
ON THE 22 October 1962 the president of the United States, John F
Kennedy, made a speech to the nation. Informing everyone of the build up
of offensive nuclear weapons (supplied by the Soviet Union) in Cuba, he
announced a blockade of ships carrying military equipment to Cuba. He
demanded the Soviet Union withdraw these...
THIRTY YEARS ago the ’Watergate’ political scandal rocked US capitalism,
exposing the corrupt and reactionary intrigues of the Nixon presidency
and its spy agencies. Today, US president George Bush is reactivating
the state’s surveillance powers - a threat to socialists and the
organised working class.
September marks the 90th anniversary of a mass movement of factory
occupations in Italy which put the continuation of capitalism in
question. Yet the September movement failed to overthrow the
capitalists’ rule and its demise paved the way for the rise of fascism.