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From no place to our place—five hundred years of Utopia

10 May 2016
On the 500th anniversary of Thomas More’s Utopia, Hassan Mahamdallie looks through history at how people’s dreams of a better society were born

James Connolly fought for a workers’ republic

15 March 2016
As Sean Mitchell’s new Rebel’s Guide to James Connolly puts it, “Connolly was an activist, a lifelong Marxist and a revolutionary socialist committed to the destruction of capitalism, both in Ireland and the world over.”

Marxism shows how we can uproot racism

15 March 2016
Fighting racism today involves understanding racism as one of the ways in which capitalism divides people.

Reports round-up

08 March 2016
Socialists, activists and asylum seekers in Huddersfield staged a protest vigil against the Tories’ Immigration Bill on Thursday of last week.

Are we heading for another world economic slump?

15 January 2016
Across the world stock markets and commodity prices are tumbling. Those in the ruling class who gloated about “recovery” last year now warn that the global economy could crash again. Some blame it on oil prices, others on China’s slump – Socialist Worker sorts the fact from the fantasy

Religion—is it just ‘the opium of the masses’?

05 January 2016
For some, religion lies behind conflict and oppression. For others it’s a comfort. Sadie Robinson looks at the complex reality

Marxism in Scotland debates austerity, racism and left alternatives

03 November 2015
More than 200 people attended the Marxism in Scotland conference in Glasgow on Saturday of last week.

‘Marxism insists we can have a society without women's oppression’

01 September 2015
Socialist Worker editor Judith Orr spoke about her new book Marxism and Women’s Liberation

We need to get rid of their bankrupt system

25 August 2015
The panic that spread through financial markets at the start of this week exposed the volatility of the system (see page 3).  For all the talk of “recovery” capitalism is fragile.

Marxism 2015 reflects new mood for resistance

14 July 2015
Over 2,700 people gathered in central London for the Marxism 2015 festival last weekend. They included striking workers, students, campaigners and socialists from across the globe.

Delving deep into our genes—the revolution in molecular biology

12 May 2015
There is a revolution taking place in molecular biology. Scientist John Parrington spoke to Dave Sewell about his new book that explores the issues for a mass audience

Imperial boundaries are being redefined in South East Asia

12 May 2015
China’s ability to exert its influence in neighbouring countries shows the limitations of US imperialism, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Freedom, religion and Marx

13 January 2015
In the aftermath of the horrific Paris killings, Ken Olende looks at the Marxist attitude to satire, free expression and the role of religion

Out for freedom - socialists and the fight for LGBT liberation

06 January 2015
Laura Miles argues that we won’t win LGBT liberation until we get rid of capitalism—and to do that we have to look towards workers’ solidarity and struggle

Do health workers have the power to hit the bosses?

06 January 2015
Not all workers are exploited in the same way—but capitalism still needs their work, and that gives them power to hit back

Tipping points - Are we too late to save the climate?

12 August 2014
There are alarming signs that global warming may have passed ‘tipping points’ of no return. This is a cause for urgent action, not despair, writes Dave Sewell

Marxism 2014 - debating how we can resist the Tories and change the world

15 July 2014
Revolutionaries, campaigners, strikers and trade unionists came to Marxism 2014 from across the world to celebrate their struggles and discuss ways to change the system

Marxism festival 2014 opens with a celebration of workers' strength

10 July 2014
The annual Marxism festival began on Thursday of this week with a packed opening rally.

Why Karl Marx remains relevant - Deciphering Capital by Alex Callinicos

08 July 2014
Alex Callinicos’s new book Deciphering Capital argues that Karl Marx’s main work is still vital to understand how to change the world, writes Mark L Thomas

Piketty's theory of capital - strengths and weaknesses

13 May 2014
Thomas Piketty’s new economics book Capital in the 21st Century has become a bestseller. Alex Callinicos, author of the forthcoming Deciphering Capital, examines why

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