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Bosses' state of misrule

28 January 2014
What is the state? Does it always act for the bosses or does it have its own interests? In the wake of the Mark Duggan verdict, Annette Mackin explains its role

Land and Labour: for a sustainable solution to the ecological crises

10 December 2013
Martin Empson, author of a new book on ecology and human history, argues that human action is key to the possibility of a sustainable solution to ecological crises

Marxism in Scotland: a lively day of debate

19 November 2013
More than 200 people came to the Marxism in Scotland event in Glasgow last Saturday, organised by the Socialist Workers Party.

Miliband and Marx

08 October 2013
After the Daily Mail’s attack on Ed Miliband’s father, Charlie Kimber looks at what Ralph Miliband’s work can tell us about the nature of the Labour Party

Are we all divided by privilege?

13 August 2013
An influential theory that divides people with a myriad of ‘privileges’ lets our rulers off the hook—and gets in the way of uniting against oppression, says Esme Choonara

An alien society

23 July 2013
Why does going to work and producing things make most people feel isolated and atomised rather than fulfilled? Bea Kay looks at Karl Marx’s theory of alienation

Marxism 2013 - how do we beat the Tories?

16 July 2013
Trade unionists discussed how unions can win in David Cameron’s Britain. 

Voices from Marxism

16 July 2013
Hemali Deb, student, University of East London

Marxism 2013 - thirst for socialist ideas shows potential to build a new world

16 July 2013
Thousands of people took part in debates on Marxist theory, the working class, how to fight oppression and how to beat the Tories at the Marxism 2013 festival in London last weekend

Voices of resistance open Marxism festival in central London

11 July 2013
The Marxism 2013 festival opened with a rally of more than 900 people today, Thursday. The Logan Hall in central London was full to capacity. The festival will continue with hundreds of meetings and debates until Monday. 

Primitive communism: life before class and oppression

28 May 2013
We are told that competition and division are hard-wired into humanity. But, says Martin Empson, evidence from pre-history points in the opposite direction

How ideas change

30 April 2013
We are often told socialism can’t work because people will not shift the way they think. John Molyneux shows how dramatic shifts are possible and have occured in the past

What do we mean by class?

09 April 2013
As the BBC unveils a new system for defining class in Britain, Judith Orr explains what class means for Marxists —and how superficial definitions hide workers’ power

Assassination threatens Beirut with return of sectarian violence

23 October 2012
The car bomb that killed the head of Lebanese intelligence in Beirut on Friday of last week has dragged the country further into the Syrian crisis.

The point of Marxist philosophy

04 September 2012
Whenever you talk to people about trying to change the world you face "common sense" arguments which trip of the tongue, such as "You can’t change human nature", "You can’t buck the market" or "You must obey the law".

Revolution in the 'progressive' bloc

19 June 2012
The revolutionary socialist tradition has always combined a commitment to workers’ revolution with opposition to imperialism.

Do we need violence to change the world?

05 June 2012
The recent massacre in Syria shows the horrendous violence that states are prepared to use against people who resist them. But is the answer to use violence against them?

Fighting the Stalinist distortion of socialism

11 January 2011
Leon Trotsky led the struggle against Joseph Stalin’s counter-revolution. This battle began in 1923, six years after the Russian Revolution.

State and Revolution: Why we need to smash the state

09 November 2010
The Russian revolutionary Vladimir Lenin wrote this book in the midst of the extreme violence of the First World War, and the revolutionary upheaval taking place in Russia in 1917.

Marx's Capital: vampires feeding on our blood

05 October 2010
In his masterpiece, Capital, Karl Marx attempts to make sense of capitalism. This was not just out of scientific curiosity—he believed that a clear understanding of capitalism would help to overthrow it.

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