Theory & History

Socialist classic ‘Divide and Rule’ republished

This year, the Socialist Party intends to re-print some of Peter Hadden’s key works, which we think will be an assist for a new generation looking towards socialist ideas as an alternative to sectarian division. Our first re-print will be of Divide and Rule, written in 1980, in which Peter analyses the period leading up to the partition of Ireland. Below is the introduction to the new edition.

Lenin — 150 Years Since His Birth.

Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better known by his revolutionary alias, Vladimir Lenin, was born in the city of Simbirsk, now known as Ulyanovsk, on Russia’s Volga river a century and a half ago. By the age of 30, he had earned the reputation as one of the world’s leading Marxists and […]

Top Ten Reads for Lockdown

If you’re anything like me, you’re stuck in the house with a lot of spare time on your hands. (Solidarity to those key workers and parents who are rushed off their feet!) Which, so far, has translated into a whole lot of screen time – be it through zoom calls, youtube, or netflix binging. This is fun, but it’s getting a bit old. If you are even more like me, you’ve also been watching events unfold around us and thinking – this just is not fair, there must be an alternative to the chaos and mismanagement that we’ve been seeing. If so, find yourself some time, and have a read of some of these classics. Learn about the potential alternative that exists and how we can achieve it, so that when the lockdown is lifted we can be prepared and ready to move forward, to fight for a better world for working-class people. 

By Any Means Necessary – The legacy of Malcolm X

On 21st February 1965, Malcolm X was assassinated while giving a speech in Harlem. He was killed by members of the Nation of Islam, just a year after he left the group. This came as he was setting out on a new course for united struggle against the racist capitalist system, in rejection of the separatist ideas of the Nation.