At the heart of the Communist Manifesto of 1848, recalled Engels, was the idea that “the emancipation of the workers must be the act of the working class itself.”
An interview with socialist historian Ian Birchall. Ian's work has has involved researching and reevaluating lesser-known revolutionaries and activists from the Global South.
Confusion is rife about what we mean by working class or middle class. Bob Carter argues that a focus on exploitative workplace relationships is far more illuminating than arbitrary hierarchies of inequality.
How is climate crisis re-shaping Marxism and insurgent movements across the world?
Alienation is the idea that in the past people lived in harmony, then some rupture left people feeling like foreigners in the world, but that this can be overcome for humanity to again live in harmony with itself and nature. To what extent is alienation a useful concept for Marxists? What does it explain and obscure?