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GM plant closing in Saginaw, Michigan

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Job cuts decimate New Zealand forestry industry

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Le Pen's Front National splits

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US media downplays links between congressional Republicans and fascists -...

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Labour government rocked by high-level resignations

Two leading ministers in Tony Blair's Labour government resigned within hours of each other on Wednesday afternoon.

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Notes from the Amsterdam documentary film festival

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US and British bombs killed hundreds of Iraqi civilians

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Detroit firefighters lack equipment and manpower

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Workers Struggles: Europe, Russia and Africa

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Canadian Prime Minister's role ruled off limits

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Agents provocateur: the activities of Richard Butler and UNSCOM

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The WSWS will not post articles December 25-28. Postings will resume Tuesday,...

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Asia, Australia and the Pacific

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Some interesting films on US television, December 26-January 1

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Science and Society, a Socialist Perspective

I am speaking as a member of the Socialist Equality Party, which is part of the international Trotskyist movement--the International Committee of the Fourth International. Since February, we have...

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Voices against the war

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Marxist standpoint on "Science and Society" debated at British university

The Socialist Equality Party was invited to present a guest lecture on

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The mask falls: Germany's Red-Green government and the bombing of Iraq

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Workers Struggles: The Americas

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Reply to a supporter of the US bombing of Iraq

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Television technicians in US reject ABC ultimatum

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Chapter 1: Preparations for the First Show Trial

Stalin fell far short of achieving his goals with the trials that followed Kirov’s murder. The immediate organizers of the murder were declared to be a group of thirteen young "Zinovievists," shot in...

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1937: Stalin’s Year of Terror By Vadim Z. Rogovin – Introduction

Once upon a time, unintentionally, And probably hazarding a guess, Hegel called the historian a prophet Predicting in reverse. B. Pasternak

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Social inequality, bureaucracy and the betrayal of socialism in the Soviet Union

This lecture was delivered by Professor Vadim Rogovin at the Ruhr University in Germany in December 1996.

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1937: Stalin's Year of Terror By Vadim Z. Rogovin – Table of Contents

Table of contents for 1937: Stalin's Year of Terror, by Vadim Z. Rogovin.

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Leon Trotsky and the Fate of Marxism in the USSR

This lecture was delivered by Professor Vadim Rogovin at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, on June 3, 1996

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Stalin’s Great Terror: Origins and Consequences

This lecture was delivered by Professor Vadim Rogovin at the University of Melbourne in Australia on May 28, 1996.

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1937: Stalin’s Year of Terror

Mehring Books is pleased to announce publication of 1937: Stalin's Year of Terror by Vadim Z. Rogovin (584 pages, ISBN 0-929087-77-1, $US 29.95 plus shipping - available online).

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"Stalin and his regime destroyed the revolution."

An interview with photographer David King

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Exposing Stalin’s “retouching”

Following successful stops in Vienna and Milan, David King's extraordinary exhibition on the history of Stalin's photographic falsifications is on display at the Haus am Waldsee in Berlin until 7...

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New Zealand coalition government in disarray

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"International campaign secured our release"

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Why did the Scottish National Party oppose the bombing of Iraq?

The Scottish National Party raised considerable objections to British participation in the United States' air attack on Iraq. This opposition was neither principled, nor motivated by humanitarian...

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David Walsh's list of the best films of 1998

WSWS arts editor David Walsh lists some of the better American and international films of 1998.

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Plans for Greater London Authority ignore growing social inequality

The creation of the GLA is supposed to remedy the capital's lack of any co-ordinating body, ever since the Tory government abolished the Greater London Council in the 1980s. This is widely seen as an...

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After the bombing of Iraq, danger grows of a US ground assault

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Oldest human-like fossil uncovered in South Africa

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New revelations of corruption in New York City unions

One month after the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees staged an administrative takeover of New York City's largest municipal union body, ousted its top bureaucrat Stanley...

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Some interesting films on US television, January 2-8

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The International Space Station: a project with enormous scientific potential

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A further erosion of Australian public health care

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Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

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On films and form: a letter from a reader

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Canadian Auto Workers union to stump for Liberals in next Ontario election

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Canada's social democrats to move further to the right

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Workers Struggles: Europe and Africa

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The Jefferson-Hemings controversy

Substantial debate and controversy have accompanied the science journal Nature's release of genetic test results supporting the claim that Thomas Jefferson fathered children by one of his slaves, Sally...

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House fires during the holidays kill scores of people acrosss the US

A spate of fatal fires over the holidays has exposed the reality of widespread social distress behind the media-created image of a prosperous and contented population in America. A large portion of the...

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Detroit fire death toll at 79

 The death of six children in a Detroit house fire on December 27 is the latest in a series of fatal blazes that has driven the 1998 fire death toll in the city to 79, an increase of 22 over last year....

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Detroit firefighter speaks out: "All these kids do not have to die"

 Reporters from the WSWS met with a group of Detroit firefighters at a station not far from the scene of the December 27 fire that killed six children. By the time their company arrived to assist, the...

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