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

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

Can Marxism help save the planet? 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

Love Island—how our bodies are sold to us 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

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

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

A badge of honour—not a Marx of shame 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

How we can take control

02 December 2018
Journalists and politicians like politics to be a game for a few specialists, with ordinary people spectators at best. But we have the power to throw them into crisis

Can Labour tame the state?

19 November 2018
How should a Corbyn government deal with enemies that have deep roots in the establishment, asks Nick Clark

Join the socialists and fight a racist system

13 November 2018
Capitalism produces racism and uses it to keep us divided and distracted from the real relations in society.

Debating ideas and action at Marxism in Scotland 2018

06 November 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

30 October 2018
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

25 September 2018
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?

25 September 2018
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

18 September 2018
Bosses won’t let us benefit from advances in technology unless we fight them, argues Tomáš Tengely-Evans

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