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Karl Marx


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

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

Karl Marx can spark joy for you

Karl Marx can spark joy for you 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

A time of turmoil shaped Karl Marx’s ideas

30 August 2016
A new book by Gareth Stedman-Jones, Karl Marx: Greatness and Illusion, stresses the impact of dynamic early capitalism on Karl Marx's theories. But workers’ struggles gave them their revolutionary edge that still cuts, argues Simon Basketter

After the EU vote - where do ideas come from and how do they change?

05 July 2016
Marxism can help explain why some workers have racist ideas and how that can change, writes Alistair Farrow

Genius of the modern world - Marx’s ideas shine through the sneers

14 June 2016
Marx, Genius of the modern world BBC Four, Thursday 16 June, 9pm

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