The Miners’ Strike 1984: The battle for Britain – Power

5 March 2024 will be the fortieth anniversary of the start of the 1984-85 Miners’ Strike. Channel 4 have produced a series of programmes to commemorate the strike: ‘Miners’ Strike 1984 – The Battle for Britain. The three-part documentary is available on catch-up This review by Gary Ironmonger covers the third part Continue Reading

Yemen: Towards the Abyss

This article is based on the notes for an introduction given by Chris on 22 January which, along with the discussion afterwards, can be watched on YouTube: ‘Yemen: Towards the Abyss’ Nothing quite demonstrates the British government’s alleged commitment to containing the growing war in the Levant like slavishly following Continue Reading

Sunak, Shapps and Starmer beat the war drum

In a speech delivered at Lancaster House in London on Monday 15 January 2024, titled Defending Britain from a more dangerous world, UK Defence Minister Grant Shapps evoked the spirit of previous war-mongering Tory Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher to prepare the British public for war. War on many fronts. War that will Continue Reading

Response to Mike Macnair’s article in Weekly Worker Issue 1460 “It’s good to talk”.

We in ‘Talking About Socialism…from a Marxist point of view’ have a clear idea of what we want and we’re prepared to talk about it with anyone who is interested. We want to work together with others who share our aim of creating the basis of a mass socialist/communist party. Continue Reading

Criticism about TAS from Weekly Worker and our response

Talking About Socialism…from a Marxist point of view has recently come in for criticism in the pages of the Weekly Worker, the paper of the Communist Party of Great Britain. First came an article from Mike Macnair on 29 September 2023. Will McMahon and Nick Wrack replied on 9 October Continue Reading

On the need for a new mass socialist/communist party: A reply to the CPGB-PCC from Talking About Socialism…from a Marxist point of view

Below is a reply to a number of articles in the Weekly Worker paper which criticise Talking About Socialism…from a Marxist point of view. The chronology is set out here. In recent weeks there have been not a few references in the pages of the Weekly Worker to Talking About Socialism…from Continue Reading