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International Socialism
(Series 2)

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(Spring 2011 – Autumn 2018)


No. 131, Summer 2011
INTERNATIONAL SOCIALISM
Quarterly journal of the Socialist Workers Party

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FEATURES

Britain’s trade unions: the shape of things to come, by Martin Smith

The Tories: An anatomy, by Richard Seymour

The growing social soul of Egypt’s democratic revolution, by Anne Alexander

Culture and multiculturalism, by Gareth Jenkins

Geert Wilders and the rise of the new radical right, by Maina van der Zwan

The Great Unrest and a Welsh town, by Tim Evans


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No. 132, Autumn 2011
INTERNATIONAL SOCIALISM
Quarterly journal of the Socialist Workers Party

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“No one represents us”: the 15 May movement in the Spanish state, by Andy Durgan and Joel Sans

August 2011: a riot of our own, by Jonny Jones

Queer theory and politics, by Colin Wilson

Global cities, global workers in the 21st century, by Mike Haynes

Behind and beyond the crisis, by Guglielmo Carchedi

Once more (with feeling) on Marxist accounts of the crisis, by Joseph Choonara

Tony Cliff rediscovered

Robert Wedderburn: race, religion and revolution, by Michael Morris


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No. 133, Winter 2012
INTERNATIONAL SOCIALISM
Quarterly journal of the Socialist Workers Party

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FEATURES

The rebirth of our power? After the 30 November mass strike, by Charlie Kimber

The Occupy movement and class politics in the US, by Megan Trudell

Working people have no interest in saving the euro, interview with Costas Lapavitsas, conducted by Stefan Bornost

China’s capitalism and the crisis, by Jane Hardy & Adrian Budd

The Egyptian workers’ movement and the 25 January Revolution, by Anne Alexander

Libya at the crossroads, by Simon Assaf

Revolution against “progress”: the TIPNIS struggle and class contradictions in Bolivia, by Jeffery R. Webber

“Take that, Maynard G. Krebs!”: the Beat Generation, by Adam Marks

Engels’s contradictions: a reply to Tristram Hunt, by Roland Boer


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No. 134, Spring 2012
INTERNATIONAL SOCIALISM
Quarterly journal of the Socialist Workers Party

CONFERENCE

Videos of ISJ Crisis, Class and Resistance conference


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FEATURES

The shock of the new: anti-capitalism and the crisis, by Jonny Jones

“Most humble day”: the Murdoch empire on the defensive, by John Newsinger

The growth paradigm: a critique, by Gareth Dale

Housing: as it is, and as it might be, by David Renton

Pitfalls and radical mutations: Frantz Fanon’s revolutionary life, by Leo Zeilig

The late Christopher Hitchens, by Richard Seymour


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No. 135, Summer 2012
INTERNATIONAL SOCIALISM
Quarterly journal of the Socialist Workers Party

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FEATURES

France after Sarkozy: Confronting the politics of despair, by Jim Wolfreys

The life and times of Occupy Wall Street, by Jen Roesch

Rochdale: an anatomy of the sexual abuse scandal, by Judith Orr

Resistance: the best Olympic spirit, by Dave Zirin & Gareth Edwards

The Syrian crucible, by Jonathan Maunder

The rise and fall of the Jewish Labour Bund, by Sai Englert

Characterising the period, by Nigel Harris

Twenty five years of revolution, by Colin Barker

Daniel Bensaïd and the broken time of politics, by Alex Callinicos

A reply to David McNally, by Joseph Choonara

Clutching at straws? Some mainstream accounts of the crisis, by Brian O’Boyle

Grappling with the united front, by Ian Birchall


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No. 136, Autumn 2012
INTERNATIONAL SOCIALISM
Quarterly journal of the Socialist Workers Party

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FEATURES

The crisis of black leadership, by Esme Choonara & Yuri Prasad

Democracy: fact and fetish, by Donny Gluckstein

Back to “normality”? US foreign policy under Obama, by Alexander Anievas, Adam Fabry & Robert Knox

In perspective: John Holloway, by Paul Blackledge

“Chavs”, class and representation, by Nicola Ginsburgh

Could Keynes end the slump? Introducing the Marxist multiplier, by Guglielmo Carchedi

Germany’s lost Bolshevik: Paul Levi revisited, by Sebastian Zehetmair

The Bradford riots: responses to a rebellion, by Amy Leather

The impact of the crisis on the working class in Britain, by Laura Cooke

Round-up on political economy, by Joseph Choonara


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No. 137, Winter 2013
INTERNATIONAL SOCIALISM
Quarterly journal of the Socialist Workers Party

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FEATURES

“Never going back”: Egypt’s continuing revolution, by Philip Marfleet

Latin America: the tide is turning, by Mike Gonzalez

New divisions of labour in the global economy, by Jane Hardy

The dynamics of revolution, by Alex Callinicos

The enemy’s enemy: Disraeli and working class leadership, by Ian Birchall

Hegemony and mass critical intellectuality, by Panagiotis Sotiris

Divided they fell: the German left and the rise of Hitler, by Florian Wilde

Climate change: it’s even worse than we thought, by Martin Empson


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No. 138, Spring 2013
INTERNATIONAL SOCIALISM
Quarterly journal of the Socialist Workers Party

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Imperialism and instability in East Asia today, by Ha-young Kim

The class struggles in Europe, by Joseph Choonara

From mobilisation to resistance: Portugal’s struggle against austerity, by Catarina Príncipe

Marxism and women’s oppression today, by Sheila McGregor

Lenin’s “Left-Wing” Communism: An Infantile Disorder revisited, by John Rose

Two in one? by Leandros Bolaris

Interview: Agriculture, class and capitalism, by Henry Bernstein


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No. 139, Summer 2013
INTERNATIONAL SOCIALISM
Quarterly journal of the Socialist Workers Party

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FEATURES

Turkey: Between Islamic neoliberalism and Kemalist nationalism, by Ron Margulies

Left reformism, the state and the problem of socialist politics today, by Paul Blackledge

Egypt: The workers advance, by Philip Marfleet

Privatising the NHS, by Jeni Gosling

The Human Genome Project: Brave new world of scientific understanding or false dawn? by John Parrington

What gender does, by Nancy Lindisfarne & Jonathan Neale

Sexuality in pre-class society: A response to Sheila McGregor, by Colin Wilson

The neoliberal era in Britain: Historical developments and current perspectives, by Neil Davidson


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No. 140, Autumn 2013
INTERNATIONAL SOCIALISM
Quarterly journal of the Socialist Workers Party

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FEATURES

From global slump to long depression, by Michael Roberts

Can Len McCluskey reclaim Labour? by Julie Sherry

The politics of the SWP crisis, by Charlie Kimber & Alex Callinicos

Neoliberalism and the British working class: A reply to Neil Davidson, by Jane Hardy & Joseph Choonara

“Left Reformism” and socialist strategy, by Ed Rooksby

Michael Gove: Doing the Right Thing? by Nick Grant

Giorgio Agamben in perspective, by Simon Behrman


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The KPD and the Crisis of World Revolution, by Yusuf Timms

The working class, trade unions and the left: the contours of resistance, by Sean Vernell

“The politics of the SWP crisis” – a response, by Jim Wolfreys & others

Can we move forward? a reply to Wolfreys and others, by Charlie Kimber & Alex Callinicos

A Response to John Molyneux on Sexuality, by Colin Wilson

Sexuality and social constructionism: A reply to Colin Wilson, by John Molyneux

Pre-Class Sexuality: Free, Warm and Wild, by Terry Sullivan


No. 141, Winter 2014
INTERNATIONAL SOCIALISM
Quarterly journal of the Socialist Workers Party

CONFERENCE

Day School: Work, Class & Resistance


ANALYSIS


FEATURES

Can the Tories abolish the welfare state? by Iain Ferguson

Transgender oppression and resistance, by Laura Miles

A “Trot of the milder persuasion”: Raymond Challinor’s Marxism, by Christian Høgsbjerg

Dialectics, nature and the dialectics of nature, by Camilla Royle

“All things are in common”: theology and politics in Luther Blissett’s Q, by Roland Boer

The internet, social media and the workplace, by Martin Upchurch

Clear red water or Fabianism with a valleys accent? Wales and the politics of devolution, by Tim Evans


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A Note on Sex and Early Societies, by Phil Webster


No. 142, Spring 2014
INTERNATIONAL SOCIALISM
Quarterly journal of the Socialist Workers Party

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Thirty years on: the Socialist Workers Party and the Great Miners’ Strike, by Dave Hayes

The rank and file and the trade union bureaucracy, by Ralph Darlington

What’s wrong with privilege theory? by Esme Choonara & Yuri Prasad

Financial times, by Joseph Choonara

Environmentalism in crisis: neoliberal conservation and wilderness romanticism, by Ieuan Churchill

Stuart Hall in perspective, by Alex Callinicos


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Portugal: 1974–5, by Bob Light


No. 143, Summer 2014
INTERNATIONAL SOCIALISM
Quarterly journal of the Socialist Workers Party

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FEATURES

UKIP and the politics of immigration, by Andy Jones

The changing history of the First World War, by Megan Trudell

The great schism: socialism and war in 1914, by Paul Blackledge

Thunder on the left, by Alex Callinicos

Classical Marxism and the question of reformism, by Donny Gluckstein

Capital and resistance in the Middle East, by Anne Alexander

Piketty and Marx, by Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Defusing George Orwell, by John Newsinger

Ukraine and the Bolsheviks, by John Rose


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No. 144, Autumn 2014
INTERNATIONAL SOCIALISM
Quarterly journal of the Socialist Workers Party

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The case of the disappearing Lenin, by Kevin Corr & Gareth Jenkins

Ukraine: imperialism, war and the left, by Rob Ferguson

South Africa: from Marikana to the “Numsa moment”, by Charlie Kimber

Lise Vogel and the politics of women’s liberation, by Nicola Ginsburgh

Good sense on global warming, by Andreas Ytterstad

Theories of difference: the Subaltern project examined, by Talat Ahmed

Debating imperialism, by Adrian Budd


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The birth of a new generation under tear gas: the umbrella movement in Hong Kong, by Vincent Sung


No. 145, Winter 2015
INTERNATIONAL SOCIALISM
Quarterly journal of the Socialist Workers Party

CONFERENCE

Debate on 25th February: Syriza and Socialist Strategy


ANALYSIS


FEATURES

ISIS and counter-revolution: towards a Marxist analysis, by Anne Alexander

An end to isolation? Palestine and the Arab revolutions, by Philip Marfleet

Bassem Chit’s critique of Arab nationalism, by Simon Assaf

Nationalism, resistance and revolution, by Bassem Chit

Why are there so few strikes? by Simon Joyce

The mass strike in the First World War, by Chris Fuller


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Interview – Mexico in flames: The challenges facing the movement


No. 146, Spring 2015
INTERNATIONAL SOCIALISM
Quarterly journal of the Socialist Workers Party

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After the Paris attacks: An Islamophobic spiral, by Jim Wolfreys

Islamophobia: the othering of Europe’s Muslims, by Hassan Mahamdallie

Racism and resistance in the US after Ferguson, by Megan Trudell

Marx rediscovered, by Sheila McGregor

Africa rising? The economic history of sub-Saharan Africa, by Biodun Olamosu & Andy Wynne

Bureaucratic mass strikes: A response to Mark O’Brien, by Dave Lyddon

An elusive independence: Neocolonial intervention in the Caribbean, by Kevin Edmonds


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SYRIZA AND SOCIALIST STRATEGY

Syriza and Socialist Strategy – debate transcript, by Alex Callinicos & Stathis Kouvelakis


CHINA, WORLD CAPITALISM AND WORKERS’ RESISTANCE

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The Middle East, Alex Callinicos interviewed by Marx 21 on the situation in the Middle East today

Fighting the Last War: A Note on Andreas Bieler and Adam David Morton, “Axis of Evil or Access to Diesel? Spaces of New Imperialism and the Iraq War” (Historical Materialism, 23.2 [2015]), by Alex Callinicos


No. 147, Summer 2015
INTERNATIONAL SOCIALISM
Quarterly journal of the Socialist Workers Party

ANALYSIS

  • And now the British question, by Alex Callinicos

  • FEATURES

    Manoeuvres from above, Movements from below: Greece under Tsipras, by Gareth Jenkins & Despina Karayianni

    The global crawl continues, by Michael Roberts

    The “Islamic State” and the counter-revolution, by Ghayath Naisse

    Capitalism and species extinction, by Ian Rappel

    Luxemburg, Müller and the Berlin workers’ and soldiers’ councils, by John Rose

    Tamás Krausz’s Lenin, by Kevin Corr

    Revolutionaries in the unions: The reality of the strike, by Mark O’Brien

    Socialism, satire and Charlie Hebdo, by Mark Brown

    Religion and revolution in the Middle Ages, by Graham Mustin

    Trotsky and the POUM, by Andy Durgan


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    SYRIZA AND SOCIALIST STRATEGY

    Syriza and Socialist Strategy – debate transcript, by Alex Callinicos & Stathis Kouvelakis


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    The Middle East, Alex Callinicos interviewed by Marx 21 on the situation in the Middle East today

    Fighting the Last War: A Note on Andreas Bieler and Adam David Morton, Axis of Evil or Access to Diesel? Spaces of New Imperialism and the Iraq War (Historical Materialism, 23.2 [2015]), by Alex Callinicos

    Anti-Bukharin: A reply to Alex Callinicos, by Adam David Morton


    No. 148, Autumn 2015
    INTERNATIONAL SOCIALISM
    Quarterly journal of the Socialist Workers Party

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    FEATURES

    Fortress Europe: The war against migrants, by Fran Cetti

    The EU referendum: The case for a socialist Yes vote, by John Palmer

    The internationalist case against the European Union, by Alex Callinicos

    Hearts and minds: The myth and reality of British counter-insurgency, by John Newsinger

    Paul Mason’s PostCapitalism, by Joseph Choonara


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    No. 149, Winter 2016
    INTERNATIONAL SOCIALISM
    Quarterly journal of the Socialist Workers Party

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    A house divided: Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party, by Mark L. Thomas

    Radical economics, Marxist economics and Marx’s economics, by Jane Hardy

    Striking debates, by Paul McGarr

    Strikes, ballots and the class struggle: An addition to the strikes debate, by Richard Morgan

    Jobs, justice, climate: The struggle continues, by Martin Empson

    Between Marx and Freud: Erich Fromm revisited, by Iain Ferguson

    Half socialist? Leon Trotsky and the Soviet Union, by John Rose

    Was the German Revolution defeated by January 1919? by Tony Phillips


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    No. 150, Spring 2016
    INTERNATIONAL SOCIALISM
    Quarterly journal of the Socialist Workers Party

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    The “crisis” of the European border regime: Towards a Marxist theory of borders, by Nicholas De Genova

    Atheism, secularism and religious freedom: Debates within the German left, by Kate Davison

    “All changed, changed utterly”: The historical significance of the Irish Revolution, by Shaun Doherty

    Reassessing Podemos, by Andy Brown

    Shakespeare belongs to us, by Gareth Jenkins

    >At the forefront of revolution: Marxism and women, by Sarah Bates

    Pakistan: failing state or neoliberalism in crisis? by Geoff Brown

    The meaning of the school testing obsession, by Simon Boxley


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