Fight fundamentalism and imperialism! Support the PTUDC!The attack by the Taliban on a school in Peshawar, Pakistan, on Tuesday 16th December 2014 was perhaps the most barbaric and brutal attack carried out by the fundamentalists to date. Now more than ever, it is vital to highlight the courageous work of the Pakistan Trade Union Defence Campaign. Read More +
UKIP and the crisis of the EstablishmentA crisis has taken hold of the political establishment in Britain in recent months. Its latest episode was played out in the Rochester and Strood by-election, where the UK Independence Party emerged to claim their second parliamentary seat at the expense of the ruling Conservative Party. Read More +
Capitalism in crisis: "Red warning lights flashing"“Six years on from the financial crash that brought the world to its knees, red warning lights are once again flashing on the dashboard of the global economy.” These words are not those of a Marxist, but of the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, expressing his deep concerns about the crises in the world economy. Read More +
Socialist Appeal is taking a two-week break over the winter period and will begin resuming articles again on Monday 5th January 2015.
In the meantime, we wish all our readers and supporters a Merry MarXmas and a Red New Year!
In this recording from the International Marxist Winter School 2014, Rob Sewell - editor of Socialist Appeal - discusses the important contributions made by Friedrich Engels, Karl Marx's closest friend and political peer. In particular, Rob explains Engel's groundbreaking analysis of the family, the state, evolution, and natural science, all from the standpoint of the Marxist method of dialectical materialism.
In this talk at the Sussex Marxist society, held as part of Black History Month, Paul Bolton of the Glasgow Marxists, provides a historical and materialist analysis of the origins of racism, discussing its roots in slavery and its intrinsic link to class society. As Malcolm X, the revolutionary leader of the black struggle, stated: "you can't have capitalism without racism."
In this talk to the Sussex Marxist Society, given on the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War One, Alan Woods - author of "Bolshevism: the Road to Revolution" and "Reformism or Revolution" - analyses the causes behind the "Great War" and discusses the role of imperialism within global capitalism today.
In this recording at a joint meeting of the Marxist society and the Feminist society at Newcastle University, Rachel Gibbs of the Glasgow Marxists discusses the origins of women's oppression and explains the link between the struggle for women's liberation and the struggle for a classless society.