Tsar to Lenin, first released in 1937, ranks among the twentieth century’s greatest film documentaries. It presents an extraordinary cinematic account of the Russian Revolution—from the mass uprising which overthrew the centuries-old Tsarist regime in February 1917, to the Bolshevik-led insurrection eight months later that established the first socialist workers’ state, and the final victory in 1921 of the new Soviet regime over counter-revolutionary forces after a three-year-long civil war.
This document was adopted unanimously by the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka) at its founding congress held in Colombo, 27–29 May, 2011.
Mehring Books is proud to announce the publication of The June 2010 Political Coup: A warning to the working class, a powerful collection of articles, comments and political statements originally posted on the World Socialist Web Site that analyse the extraordinary coup that removed Kevin Rudd as Australian prime minister. The material constitutes the only Marxist analysis of this major attack on democratic rights.
Adopted in January by the founding congress of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), The Historical and International Foundations of the Socialist Equality Party (Australia) reviews and examines essential historical events and political experiences of the Australian working class throughout the twentieth century, within the context of global economic, political and social processes. The congress resolution delineates the struggle for Marxism from all varieties of national opportunism, in particular the nationalist doctrines of Australian exceptionalism that have been promoted by the Australian Labor Party and the trade unions for more than a century. In doing so, it establishes the theoretical and political basis of the struggle for socialist internationalism.
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Industrial Relations and the Trade Unions under Labor: from Whitlam to Rudd
By Nick Beams
This pamphlet, authored by SEP national secretary Nick Beams in the course of the 2007 election campaign, establishes that the betrayals of the Labor and trade union leadership have not been the result of their individual personalities or traits. They arise from their nationalist program.
The Northern Territory Intervention and Rudd's Apology: the Real Agenda
This pamphlet contains articles and statements from the World Socialist Web Site on the Australian government's military intervention into Aboriginal communities. Initially justified on the pretext of stopping child sexual abuse, it has become the launching pad for national “welfare quarantining”.
The Crisis of the World Capitalist System:
The Perspectives and Tasks of the Socialist Equality Party 2008-2010
By David North and Joe Kishore
This volume contains three reports delivered at distinct stages of what has developed into the most serious economic crisis of the capitalist system since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Together, the material contained in this volume provides a concise account of the historical origins of the present crisis and an examination of its political implications. North and Kishore analyze the response of the US government, first under President George W. Bush and then President Barack Obama. The authors explain how the policies of the ruling classes throughout the world have exacerbated the underlying contradictions of the world economy, and intensified social and national tensions.
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