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Virus, slump and racism show up system failure

Virus, slump and racism show up system failure The Polish‑German revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg warned that capitalism gives us a choice between “socialism or barbarism”. We need to choose—and fight for—socialism. 

Are all white people racist?

Are all white people racist? Is there a role for white people in the movement against racism? And what should it be?

Coronavirus crisis - put workers in charge and end the chaos of capitalism

Coronavirus crisis - put workers in charge and end the chaos of capitalism Our ‘betters’ have now realised that workers matter. So could workers run society without bosses?

Capitalism brings people together — perhaps to bury it

Capitalism brings people together — perhaps to bury it We’re encouraged to see ourselves as competing individuals. But capitalism enables collective action that undermines those ideas

Corona crisis shows need to break from chaos of capitalism

Corona crisis shows need to break from chaos of capitalism A society based on democratic planning could meet the needs of everyone and boost innovation. Socialist Worker looks at how ordinary people could reshape our world

Engels showed how humans change the world

Engels showed how humans change the world Gabby Thorpe is impressed by Camilla Royle’s new book on the life and work of Engels—a key contributor to Marxism

Capitalism can’t make you well

02 January 2020
‘Wellness’ may seem like a harmless trend. But it rests on making money from alienation and the way that capitalism damages our minds and bodies

What actually makes a ­person middle class?

22 October 2019
Tomáš Tengely-Evans argues that being middle class isn’t about your lifestyle, accent, or whether you do a manual job

Paul Mason’s ‘popular front’ of failures is not the way to beat the right

19 August 2019
Journalist Paul Mason has called on Labour to support a ‘Popular Front’ to stop the far right. It proved a disaster in the 1930s—and he should know it, writes Nick Clark

Can Marxism help save the planet?

06 August 2019
Alistair Farrow explains how the revolutionaries Marx and Engels looked at humans’ interaction with the natural world

Love Island—how our bodies are sold to us

23 July 2019
Capitalism robs us of our individuality and then attempts to sell a pale imitation of it back to us in a sick bid to profit off the insecurities class society produces, writes Sarah Bates

Thousands of activists at Marxism Festival 2019 debate how best to resist

08 July 2019
The four-day festival of socialist ideas heard from people fighting back from around the world in meetings, workshops and cultural events, Socialist Worker journalists report

Rallying call to fight for system change at opening rally of Marxism Festival 2019

04 July 2019
Over 800 people joined the opening rally of Marxism Festival at Queen Mary University, east London, on Thursday night. It marked the beginning of a four-day political festival hosted by the Socialist Workers Party (SWP).

A badge of honour—not a Marx of shame

09 April 2019
Theresa May’s appeal to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to resolve her Brexit crisis has infuriated many Tories.

Does money make the world go round?

12 March 2019
In the past few weeks discussion of the obscure economic school is Modern Monetory Theory has gone viral

What is socialism and can it work?

12 March 2019
As thousands take to the streets to fight for climate action and against racism, Tomáš Tengely-Evans and Alistair Farrow look at what kind of society can fight the injustices of capitalism

The Comintern - organising to fight for a global revolution

05 March 2019
Revolutionaries formed the Comintern 100 years ago. Simon Basketter says this was a world-shaping event and that its activities still hold lessons for socialists today

Colin Barker - a Marxist committed to socialism from below

06 February 2019
Colin Barker, following Erik Olin Wright and Jeremy Hardy, is the latest outstanding socialist whom we have lost these past few days.

Class was the key for Erik Olin Wright

29 January 2019
The Marxist sociologist Erik Olin Wright died of leukaemia last week. He was 71 years old.

Karl Marx can spark joy for you

26 January 2019
Sarah Bates enjoys Marie Kondo’s new show Tidying Up. But, she writes, its popularity says something deeper about life under capitalism and our relationship to commodities

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