Suffragette Lessons for Today

One hundred years after some women gained the vote in British parliamentary elections it is worth examining the tactics used by these courageous rebels. After all, they did achieve their main aim so perhaps progressive campaigners today can learn something from the methods employed by the suffragettes. Here the development of the suffragette movement is Read more about Suffragette Lessons for Today[…]

On Khrushchov’s Phoney Communism

 On Khrushchov’s Phoney Communism and Its Historical Lessons for the World: Comment on the Open Letter of the Central Committee of the CPSU (IX) (The first four sections of this important document are reproduced here.) By the Editorial Departments of Renmin Ribao (People’s Daily) and Hongqui (Red Flag), China, of 14 July 1964. The source Read more about On Khrushchov’s Phoney Communism[…]

Did Mao Really Kill Millions During the Great Leap Forward?

By Joseph Ball Over the last 25 years the reputation of Mao Zedong has been seriously undermined by ever more extreme estimates of the numbers of deaths he was supposedly responsible for. In his lifetime, Mao Zedong was hugely respected for the way that his socialist policies improved the welfare of the Chinese people, slashing Read more about Did Mao Really Kill Millions During the Great Leap Forward?[…]