HISTORY and THEORY

Karl Marx for Changing the World

Karl Marx was born in the German town of Tiers on 5 May 1818. The body of ideas and method of critique to understand,...

When Workers’ Power Shook the World

The October Revolution, a 100 years ago, in Russia was a turning point in history. Workers rose, seized power and tried to build socialism;...

We Must Dare to Invent the Future

Remembering Che and Sankara Che Guevera and Thomas Sankara were two revolutionaries that inspire youth and working-class people in the struggle for a better world....

Africa, democracy and elections; a critical perspective*

Almost 2,000 public officials will be elected by Kenyans in August. These include the president, senators, county governors and members of the national and...

Labour Party: an open letter to the NLC Political Commission

  I wish to commend the attention being given to a party of labour by Congress at this juncture, and the efforts of your...

Oil price war & Nigeria’s crippling economy

Background to Nigerian Oil Oil was discovered in Nigeria as far back as 1938, but the reserves were not exploited until 1958 because the Second...

Celebrating Oladipo “Jingo” Fashina @ 70

The “Oladipo Fashina Jingo@ 70” celebration was held on May, 30 at the Oduduwa Hall Amphitheatre of Obafemi Awolowo University. It was an occassion...

The 1989 Anti-SAP Revolt

In 1989, thousands rose in protest against the IMF and World Bank-inspired Structural Adjustment Programme (SAP). This supported the lavish lifestyles of corrupt government...

Support for the Socialist Left is Rising – but the Path is not smooth

Over the last year or so we have seen an inspiring increase in support for socialists, especially with the contest for the Democratic Party...

The State Only Protects the Rich – it does not protect us!

It is popularly claimed that we need the state, the army, police and prisons to protect us from criminals and terrorists.  But the state...

Muhammad Ali: the People’s Champion

Muhammad Ali was born on January 17, 1942 in Lousville, Kentucky as Cassius Marcellus Clay. He started training as a boxer at the age of 12. This...

Imperatives of Development for Working People

Reduced spending on public health, education and welfare services have placed greater burden on the working class-people. The struggle to improve the quality and...

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IVA VALLEY BOOKS – books for changing the world and meeting...

They say that books are weapons, if so then the working class now has a new armory.  Iva Valley Books opened its doors at...

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The 1989 Anti-SAP Revolt

In 1989, thousands rose in protest against the IMF and World Bank-inspired Structural Adjustment Programme (SAP). This supported the lavish lifestyles of corrupt government...