The situation in Cuba is serious. On Sunday 11 July, there were protests in various towns and cities in Cuba that have enjoyed widespread coverage in the international media (how could it be otherwise?) Where do these protests come from? What is their character? How should we, as revolutionaries, respond?Continue reading ‘Bay of Tweets’: Defend the Cuban Revolution! Hands Off Cuba!
Capitalism has ceased to take humanity forward. It should long ago have been overthrown by the working class. Why hasn’t it then? The key to answering that question lies in the role of leadership and of the revolutionary party. This article, based on a talk at the 2021 Montreal Marxist Winter School, looks at the different sides of this question and the rich lessons of the world working-class movement.
Continue reading How to Organise a Revolution — The Class, the Party and the Leadership
In 1926 Britain was shaken by a General Strike. The strike was sabotaged by the trade union leaders, however, who were given left cover by the CPGB and Comintern for this betrayal. The episode provides important lessons about the disastrous policies of Stalinism and reformism in the labour movement.Continue reading Communists, Trade Unions and the Anglo-Russian Committee
Over the 19th-20th September weekend, the protest movement that has been shaking the Thai regime for months struck its most powerful blow so far.Continue reading Mass Protests in Thailand: Down with the Monarchy!
There are no parallels to the current chaos wreaking havoc on society. This is no normal capitalist crisis. Revolutionary developments are exploding to the surface across the world. We need a leadership that is up to the task.Continue reading A World Gripped in Crisis