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
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
19 September 2017
On 14 September 1867 Karl Marx’s Capital, Volume I, was published in Hamburg.
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
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
05 July 2016
Marxism can help explain why some workers have racist ideas and how that can change, writes Alistair Farrow
14 June 2016
Marx, Genius of the modern world BBC Four, Thursday 16 June, 9pm
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
13 May 2014
Einde O’Callaghan from the Marxists Internet Archive responds to demands they remove works by Marx and Engels from the website.
11 February 2014
Understanding what forces drive human progress and change in society is crucial for all those who want a different world, writes Camilla Royle
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
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
04 December 2012
Karl Marx walking tour
What better way to spend a crisp winter morning in the capital than following in the footsteps of Karl Marx?
13 March 2012
Over 1,000 students, workers and activists attended the speaking tour based on the title of Terry Eagleton’s new book, "Why Marx Was Right" last week. Eagleton spoke alongside Alex Callinicos.
28 June 2011
How many times have you been told the following? Marxism is irrelevant.
12 October 2010
Karl Marx did not just analyse capitalism, he also asked how it would be possible to create an entirely different kind of society.
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.
06 October 2009
In 1868 Karl Marx wrote, "Social progress can be measured exactly by the social position of the female sex."
28 October 2008
There have been a flood of pieces in the international press recently about how the financial crash has meant Karl Marx and John Maynard Keynes – reduced to intellectual pariahs in the heyday of neoliberalism – are back in fashion.
14 October 2008
The ruling class attempts to portray Karl Marx simply as a thinker – someone who analysed capitalism but did little to bring about revolution.