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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

Marxism Festival 2017 - debating how to fight for socialism

11 July 2017
Around 2,500 people took part in Marxism Festival 2017 in central London from Thursday to Sunday last week.

Marxism Festival vows to fight injustice - and for a better world

09 July 2017
Around 1,000 people crammed into the final rally of Marxism Festival in central London today, Sunday. There was a confident atmosphere and a mood to fight - alongside deep anger at the system.

Opening rally at Marxism Festival says, ‘We can change the world’

06 July 2017
Hundreds of people joined an upbeat opening rally at the Marxism Festival in central London this evening, Thursday. The four-day political festival is hosted by the Socialist Workers Party (SWP).

Who really rules Britain?

30 May 2017
We are told regularly that, unlike dictatorships, ‘the people’ govern Britain. But, says Dave Sewell, it’s the unelected rich and powerful that really have their hands on the wheel

John McDonnell is right - there’s a lot to be learnt from reading Karl Marx

09 May 2017
Right wingers have raised the spectre of Communism to discredit Labour’s left wing leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Workers’ ideas—changing through struggle

02 May 2017
There is a constant battle for which ideas win out in society, argues Sadie Robinson. And when workers begin to fight back they turn all the normal ideas they’re fed upside down

Why marching matters: the power of protest

31 January 2017
After two weeks of mass resistance to new US president Donald Trump, Simon Basketter looks at the power of protests and where it can lead

John Berger was a firm Marxist who transformed art history

03 January 2017
John Berger, who died on Monday at the age of 90, was the most important writer on art in the last 60 years or more.

Hungary 1956—rebirth of socialism from below

18 October 2016
On its 60th anniversary, Tomáš Tengely-Evans looks at the Hungarian Revolution where workers and students battled for power—and shook a regime that claimed to represent them

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