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Top 10 books about the Russian Revolution

A hundred years after the Russian Revolution, history, according to most historians, had pronounced its judgment. October 1917 had been relegated to a past...   [ continue reading...]

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What was Lenin Thinking?

What was Vladimir Lenin thinking on the long journey to Petrograd’s Finland Station in 1917? Like everyone else, he had been taken by surprise at the spee...   [ continue reading...]

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How Lenin’s love of literature shaped the Russian Revolution

Literature shaped the political culture of the Russia in which Vladimir Ilyich Lenin grew up. Explicitly political texts were difficult to publish under the tsa...   [ continue reading...]

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The Octobrist Women – Extract from The Dilemmas of Lenin

Women played a major part in both of the revolutions of 1917, and to a much greater extent than they had in 1905. The February uprising was, in fact, triggered...   [ continue reading...]

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Fidel Castro 1926-2016

On 26 July 1953 an angry young lawyer, Fidel Castro, led a small band of armed men in an attempt to seize the Moncada barracks in Santiago de Cuba, in Oriente p...   [ continue reading...]

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The Dilemmas of Lenin: Terrorism, War, Empire, Love, Revolution

Published: 4th April 2017 by Verso. On the centenary of the Russian Revolution, Tariq Ali paints an illuminating portrait of Lenin At the end of his life, Lenin...   [ continue reading...]

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Brazil PT’s Austerity Gave Elite Ammo for Coup

In his latest episode of the “Global Empire”, Tariq Ali discusses the causes and consequences of the parliamentary coup against Dilma Rousseff in Br...   [ continue reading...]

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Capitalism will collapse because banks & political elite ‘allow poor to rot’

The banks behind politicians in the western world “have allowed the poor to rot,” and now the elites in those countries, especially the US, are faci...   [ continue reading...]

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“Time for action, I think…” On Chilcot and the Establishment

If you read the FT editorial today its very clear. Chilcot has redeemed the British Establishment. They have washed their hands clean and removed the blood stai...   [ continue reading...]

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Il partito laburista salvato dai ragazzi

l termine inglese firebrand (agitatore) sembra essere stato coniato per Tariq Ali. Classe 1943, da studente sosteneva contraddittori con Henry Kissinger, ispira...   [ continue reading...]

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Democracy Now interview on the Lahore Bombings

AMY GOODMAN:Welcome back to Democracy Now!, Tariq. Can you talk about what happened in Lahore? TARIQ ALI: Hi, Amy. Amy, basically, what has been going on in Pak...   [ continue reading...]

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Tariq Ali Against Trident—CND Rally, 27th February 2016

Tariq Ali spoke at Britain’s biggest anti-nuclear march in a generation yesterday alongside Jeremy Corbyn, Giles Fraser and party leaders at a r...   [ continue reading...]

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Corbyn’s Progress

The UK state – its economy, its culture, its fractured identities and party system – is in a much deeper crisis than many want to accept. Its governors, at...   [ continue reading...]

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Royaume-Uni: Etre ou ne pas être européen?

Pourquoi les Britanniques se sont-ils mis en tête d’organiser un référendum sur leur appartenance à l’Union européenne ? “L’Obs” a interrogé de...   [ continue reading...]

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A Letter from Atlantis: Remembering Daniel Bensaid

This essay is taken from the introduction to Daniel Bensaid’s An Impatient Life, published by Verso Books.  Successful revolutions always try to reproduc...   [ continue reading...]

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The assault on Stop the War is really aimed at Jeremy Corbyn

Stop the War, of which I am a founder member, was created to oppose the crude war of revenge against Afghanistan in 2001. I remember arguing at the time that th...   [ continue reading...]

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Isis in Paris

So ISIS has claimed the attacks as a response to France bombing the ‘caliphate’ in the Middle East. That Hollande/Valls are warmongers is beyond dis...   [ continue reading...]

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The Left in Europe

With the rise of left-populist parties in Europe, and the election of the most left-wing leader of Labour in the party’s history, the European left seems...   [ continue reading...]

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