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A reader reviews Tsar to Lenin

October 29, 2012

A WSWS reader has written in with a comment on the unique documentary film Tsar to Lenin, available from Mehring Books.

British historian Eric Hobsbawm (1917-2012)

October 8, 2012

On October 1, noted British historian Eric Hobsbawm died at the Royal Free Hospital in London. He was 95.

Film showings and lectures by David North

The historical significance and enduring political relevance of the 1917 Russian Revolution

September 10, 2012

In this series of meetings in the US, Socialist Equality Party National Chairman David North will introduce showings of Tsar to Lenin with a lecture on the Russian Revolution.

75 years since the Flint sit-down strike

By Barry Grey, December 30, 2011

Today marks the 75th anniversary of a momentous chapter in the history of the American and international working class—the beginning of the Flint sit-down strike.

Arthur Ransome and the Bolshevik Revolution

Part one

By Dave Hyland, June 25, 2011

This is the first in a three-part consideration of the English author Arthur Ransome, particularly as regards his relationship to the October 1917 revolution in Russia.

Now available at Mehring Books online

Revolution and Counterrevolution in Spain by Felix Morrow

June 24, 2011

Mehring Books is making available for online purchase Felix Morrow’s Revolution and Counterrevolution in Spain.

Hands off Rosa Luxemburg!

The historical falsification of Rosa Luxemburg's heritage by the German Left Party

By Lucas Adler, January 14, 2011

In a vulgar attempt to distort Rosa Luxemburg’s writings, the German Left Party resorts to interpreting passages out of context in order to justify their own opportunism.

Marxism and the Holocaust

By Nick Beams, May 15, 2010

The following is an addendum to the lecture “Imperialism and the political economy of the Holocaust,” delivered by Nick Beams at San Diego State University on April 29.

Imperialism and the political economy of the Holocaust

By Nick Beams, May 12, 2010

This lecture was delivered at San Diego State University on April 29. It was the eighth in a series entitled "Killing for a higher cause: Political violence in a world in crisis" sponsored by the Institute on World Affairs within the Political Science Department of the San Diego State University.

Nick Beams delivers lecture in Sydney and Melbourne

World War Two: Lessons and Warnings

By Nick Beams, November 18, 2009

Nick Beams, national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia) and a member of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site, delivered a lecture on “World War Two: Lessons and Warnings” to audiences in Sydney and Melbourne in November, 2009.

Myths and legends about World War II exposed at Australian SEP public meetings

By our correspondents, November 18, 2009

The Socialist Equality Party in Australia held public meetings in Sydney and Melbourne this month on “Seventy years since World War II: lessons and warnings”.

The fall of the Berlin Wall

By Peter Schwarz, November 9, 2009

The contradiction between the official celebrations and the lack of public enthusiasm over the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall speaks volumes about the real significance of the events of November 1989.