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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?

Does money make the world go round? 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?

What is socialism and can it work? 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

The Comintern - organising to fight for a global revolution 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

Colin Barker - a Marxist committed to socialism from below 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

Class was the key for Erik Olin Wright 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

Marxism 2018 - debating the alternative to a world in crisis

10 July 2018
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

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