Series: The fall of the wall

Twenty years ago, a tide of rebellion swept Eastern Europe, culminating in the fall of the Berlin Wall in November. Read SocialistWorker.org's series on the revolutions of 1989 that toppled regimes which called themselves socialist.
  • Socialism, Stalinism and Eastern Europe

    The regimes of Eastern Europe that collapsed 20 years ago after a series of mass rebellions were the opposite of what we mean by socialism.

  • Revolts behind the "iron curtain"

    Long before the fall of the Berlin Wall, there was a history of workers' struggle against the self-described Communist regimes of Eastern Europe.

  • The revolutions of 1989

    The fall of the Berlin Wall 20 years ago was one crest in a wave of revolt that overturned governments across half of Europe at the end of 1989.