• 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 Establishment

    A 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 +
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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!

Latest news

  • World economy in turmoil as oil price plunges

    Tectonic shifts are taking place in the world economy. The price of oil has fallen dramatically in the past six months. The price of Brent Crude has now fallen to less than $60 a barrel. This marks a near fifty per cent drop in price from $115 a barrel in June. It heralds a new stage in the capitalist crisis, and its impact is being felt throughout the world.

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  • US admits failure and re-establishes diplomatic relations with Cuba - a change of tactics to achieve the same aim

    The United States has admitted that its attempt to bully Cuba into submission had failed. This should be seen as a victory for the Cuban Revolution and its resilience against the relentless onslaught of the most powerful imperialist power. However, US imperialism has not given up on its aims: the restoration of the rule of private property and the destruction of the gains of the revolution; it has just changed the means to achieve the same result.

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  • Mass protests against police violence sweep across the US

    A grassroots upsurge has swept the US over the past few weeks, its sudden eruption marked by huge marches last weekend on the East Coast and by smaller, broadly based protests across the length and breadth of the country. These protests have popped the lid off a widespread, simmering popular discontent in the USA and given it focus.

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  • Fight fundamentalism and imperialism! Support the Pakistan Trade Union Defence Campaign!

    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 and to ask for concrete solidarity for those fighting imperialism and fundamentalism in Pakistan.

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  • Pakistan: Barbarity of the Peshawar massacre

    The massacre of 141 people including 132 children by the Islamic fundamentalist Taliban at the Peshawar Army Public School yesterday was probably the most heinous barbarity ever seen even in Pakistan, which has been victim to this scourge for decades now. Hardly a day passes without suicide attacks, terrorist bombing or target killings in this tragic country.

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Audio/Video

The Life and Ideas of Friedrich Engels

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.