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Debating ideas and action at Marxism in Scotland 2018

Debating ideas and action at Marxism in Scotland 2018 There was much discussion about the case for Scottish independence and how this had to be linked to a wider programme of class battles at Marxism in Scotland

The White House can’t trump socialism

The White House can’t trump socialism The Trump administration is full of surprises. The White House’s Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) has just published a 72-page report called, “The Opportunity Costs of Socialism.”

Andrew Murray is right - the spooks and the state are trying to undermine Corbyn

Andrew Murray is right - the spooks and the state are trying to undermine Corbyn Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson tried to belittle claims that the spooks were out to undermine Jeremy Corbyn as a “bit John le Carre”.

After John McDonnell’s pledges - how do we get real workers’ democracy?

After John McDonnell’s pledges - how do we get real workers’ democracy? Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has enraged the Tories and the right wing press by announcing plans to nationalise the water industry, rail and other utilities.

Why battles over working hours are key to capitalism

Why battles over working hours are key to capitalism Bosses won’t let us benefit from advances in technology unless we fight them, argues Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Marxism 2018 - debating the alternative to a world in crisis

Marxism 2018 - debating the alternative to a world in crisis As the centre collapses, racism rises and revolts burst out across the globe, thousands came to debate how the push back the right—and build the left

A tradition of global solidarity

06 July 2018
Some on the left argue that defending the EU is about the values of cooperation. But the history of international working class struggle is very different

Message to fight for another world goes out from opening rally of Marxism Festival

05 July 2018
Over 800 people joined a lively opening rally of Marxism Festival 2018 in Friends Meeting House, central London

Karl Marx, workers and revolution

03 July 2018
Karl Marx said revolutions would be instrumental in building socialism. Sadie Robinson argues that workers taking mass action is still necessary to change the world

Marxism and Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party

11 June 2018
The Labour leadership claims to be influenced by the writings of Karl Marx. But Charlie Kimber argues his ideas are about much more than just a critique of capitalism

What to read by, and about, Karl Marx

01 May 2018
A look at where socialists who are interested in Marx's ideas should start

Making a Marx on history—celebrating 200 years since Karl Marx's birth

01 May 2018
Alex Callinicos looks at the lasting legacy of the great revolutionary

A system of alienated labour means misery for workers

13 March 2018
Alistair Farrow looks at how capitalism alienates workers from their labour, other workers and the world around us

Karl Marx showed why workers have the power to change the world

15 January 2018
This year marks 200 years since Karl Marx’s birth. Sadie Robinson explains why workers are central in the first of an occasional series

Bitcoins—a very capitalist currency

19 December 2017
A virtual currency called bitcoin has captured the public imagination—and the attention of get-rich-quick speculators.

Super rich grab over quarter of wealth created since 1980

14 December 2017
A tiny group of the super rich have seized vast portions of new wealth created in the last 35 years, fuelling a big increase in inequality.

Inspiration and debate at Marxism in Scotland

31 October 2017
Around 150 people came to Marxism in Scotland, hosted by the Socialist Workers Party (SWP), in Glasgow last Saturday.

Weak gags and tired cliches dog play on Marx’s early life

31 October 2017
Lovers of toilet humour and references to the philosopher Hegel will adore Young Marx. Unfortunately for the rest of us, there is little that’s either edifying or funny about this odd choice of a maiden production for the new Bridge Theatre.

After Catalonia’s independence referendum - national struggles, Marxism and class

09 October 2017
Some on the left see battles for independence as dividing workers, while others back them as fights for liberation. Dave Sewell looks at how to judge national struggles

Capital—a vampire at work

12 August 2017
The first volume of Karl Marx’s Capital was published a century and a half ago. Joseph Choonara, author of a new reader’s guide to the work, explains its relevance today

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