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“What about Russia” – will socialism inevitably fail?

What about Russia Did the fall of the USSR prove that socialism will inevitably fail? This article, by Pete Dickenson, of the Socialist Party (CWI in England and Wales), was originally published on socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for ...

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Lenin – the original dictator?

Here we re-publish an article written by Per Åke Westerlund, from Rattvisepartiet Socialisterna (Committee for a Workers’ International in Sweden), first published in Socialism Today, magazine of the Socialist Party of England & Wales in 2004.   VLADIMIR LENIN, the main ...

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Book Reviews: Trotsky in New York and February 1917

Book Reviews: Trotsky in New York and February 1917

Preparing for revolution Peter Taaffe, from the February 2017 issue of Socialism Today (monthly magazine of the Socialist Party – CWI England & Wales) When the Russian revolution began in February 1917, leading revolutionaries, including Leon Trotsky and Vladimir Lenin, ...

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The 1917 ’July days’ – rich in lessons for today

Revolution never develops in a straight line. Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary, London. Originally published in July 2007. Between February and October 1917 there were many sharp turns in the situation in Russia. In April, the government coalition of ...

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