Socialist Worker

Karl Marx


Engels—200 years on

Engels—200 years on Two centuries after the birth of revolutionary and socialist theorist Frederick Engels, Sarah Bates examines a life and legacy that goes beyond collaborating with Karl Marx

Letters—It’s time for a new squatters’ movement to win us housing

Letters—It’s time for a new squatters’ movement to win us housing The horrendous situation facing renters during the Covid-19 pandemic, especially in the private sector, is going to get much worse after 21 September

Capitalism can’t make you well

Capitalism can’t make you well ‘Wellness’ may seem like a harmless trend. But it rests on making money from alienation and the way that capitalism damages our minds and bodies

What actually makes a ­person middle class?

What actually makes a ­person middle class? Tomáš Tengely-Evans argues that being middle class isn’t about your lifestyle, accent, or whether you do a manual job

What is so special about going on strike?

What is so special about  going on strike? Sadie Robinson looks at what is distinctive about workers striking and why it is an especially powerful form of resistance.

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

A badge of honour—not a Marx of shame

09 April 2019
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

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

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

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

Don’t dress Marxists up as liberals, Mason

08 May 2018
It’s an interesting sign of the troubles with which capitalism is struggling that the coverage of Karl Marx’s bicentenary has been pretty respectful.

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

Strikes show workers have power to change society

06 March 2018
Strikes aren’t just another form of protest. They are our most powerful weapon against the bosses

Marx’s life of revolutionary theory and organisation

05 February 2018
This year marks the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx’s birth. Sarah Bates looks at what his remarkable life can tell us about fighting for change

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

Marx’s masterwork is as relevant as ever

19 September 2017
On 14 September 1867 Karl Marx’s Capital, Volume I, was published in Hamburg.

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

Mobile users! Don't forget to add Socialist Worker to your home screen.