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The real meaning of Brexit

English socialist Phil Hearse writes: “The victory of the Brexit vote last June represented the spectacular victory of the Conservative right and the forces that backed them – like UKIP.”

Given this, Hearse argues, “The first duty of socialists is to face reality as it is, not how they would like it to be.

“The Brexit on offer is a right-wing, reactionary Brexit imposed by the xenophobic ultra-nationalist right wing. We should fight it every inch of the way.”

‘Ecosocialism is more than a strategy, it’s a project for civilization’

Alexandre Araujo Costa, a Brazilian ecology activist, interviews Belgian ecology writer and activist Daniel Tanuro on a range of questions concerning ecology and ecosocialism.

In the interview, Tanuro argues: “Ecosocialism is much more than a strategy to link social and environmental demands: it is a project of civilization, aiming for the development of a new ecological consciousness, a new culture of the relationship with nature, a new cosmogony.”

‘All power to the Soviets!’ - Biography of a slogan

In the first of a seven-part series, Lars Lih examines the origins, in its original context of Russia in 1917, of the slogan “All power to the Soviets!”,  surely one of the most famous slogans in revolutionary history.

When, why and how did the Bolsheviks come to adopt this slogan in the spring of 1917?

Lih sets out to challenge the common assertion that in order for the party to arrive at the slogan, it had to be rearmed by Lenin’s April Theses.

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