CWI: A new world order: global reconstruction after World War Two

Russian leader, Joseph Stalin, US president, Harry Truman, and British prime minister, Winston Churchill, in 1945, on the eve of the new ‘Cold War’ which rapidly emerged between US imperialism and the Soviet Union. By Robin Clapp, Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales) This article was originally written for The Socialist (the weekly paper ofContinue reading “CWI: A new world order: global reconstruction after World War Two”

Socialism Episode 66: US imperialism in decline: coronavirus, Trump, Sanders and socialism

Socialism is a weekly podcast produced by the Socialist Party of England and Wales, offering a Marxist analysis of the issues we face and the struggles of workers and youth around the world.

Episode 66, the latest episode of the podcast, looks at the ongoing decline of US imperialism, as capitalist chaos and coronavirus struggles envelop our nation. More episodes of Socialism can be found on iTunes, Spotify, SoundCloud, as well as many other podcast services.

2020 promises to start as 2019 ended – with global protests and capitalist instability

This article was originally written for socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International. Today’s developing mass movements of workers and youth in many countries against the ‘establishment’ and capitalism will spread around the world in 2020. On a world scale, 2019 has ended in the tumultuous manner in which it began andContinue reading “2020 promises to start as 2019 ended – with global protests and capitalist instability”

A world of explosive social upheavals and inter-imperialist turmoil

This article was originally written for socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International. The following statement was agreed at a meeting of European CWI sections and supporters, along with visitors from the USA and Nigeria, which was held earlier this week, in London. socialistworld.net The world situation is marked by explosive socialContinue reading “A world of explosive social upheavals and inter-imperialist turmoil”

Britain: ‘Socialism 2019’ – daring to fight

This article was originally written for socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International. ‘Socialism 2019’, a weekend of discussion and debate, held in central London on 2 and 3 November, came as the parliamentary logjam finally burst apart into a general election. As Paula Mitchell told the opening rally, the Rally thatContinue reading “Britain: ‘Socialism 2019’ – daring to fight”

Rebuilding the CWI, Lessons and tasks

This article was originally written for socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International. Following an intense and polarized factional struggle in the last 12 months an international conference was convened by the International Secretariat in London in July 2019. This very successful and optimistic meeting agreed to re-constitute the CWI. The conferenceContinue reading “Rebuilding the CWI, Lessons and tasks”

World Perspectives: Marxist analysis of tumultuous events and key tasks for the workers’ movement

This article was originally written for socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International. The following world perspectives document was discussed, amended and passed by delegates and visitors at an international conference, held in London from July 22-25 2019, to reconstitute the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI). Global events have, of course,Continue reading “World Perspectives: Marxist analysis of tumultuous events and key tasks for the workers’ movement”

Cuts and crisis: There is an alternative

This article was originally written for socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International. Fight for socialism The following two articles will be published in the Socialist, paper of the Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales) on the back and centre page. Socialistworld.net Capitalism is crisis The titanic strike of 30 November willContinue reading “Cuts and crisis: There is an alternative”

“Charity”: Let them eat cake, not the crumbs off the table …

This article was originally written for socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International. Business and media circles are agog at “the most significant development in philanthropy” for many decades. Forty US based billionaires have pledged to give half of their wealth to “charity” while living or on their death. The “Giving Pledge”Continue reading ““Charity”: Let them eat cake, not the crumbs off the table …”