Tag: Marxism

Marx, the Paris Commune & socialism’s two souls: What liberation are we fighting for?

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.”
A photo of ships in Istanbul taken in 1854

Review | A Brief History of Commercial Capitalism

Nick Evans reviews a new book that calls for a radical rethinking of the history of capitalism.
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Unearthing hidden histories: an interview with Ian Birchall

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.
climate, coronavirus & capitalism

Video: Climate, coronavirus and capitalism

A video of a discussion on Andreas Malm's forthcoming book 'Corona, Climate, Chronic Emergency: War Communism in the Twenty-First Century', introduced by Gareth Dale.

Review: Who the hell is… Karl Marx?

Manus McGrogan's new introduction to Marx and Marxism combines theory with a vision of a world free of exploitation and oppression.

revolutionary reflections | Which side are you on? Work, class and the 99%

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.

Climate, insurgency and Marxism at Endgames? Capitalism and the climate emergency

How is climate crisis re-shaping Marxism and insurgent movements across the world?

Conference: uneven and combined development

A conference in Glasgow on uneven and combined development for the 21st century.

The Importance of Colin Barker

Mike Haynes offers a tribute to revolutionary socialist thinker and organiser Colin Barker

An alien existence

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?