• The Greek elections and the crisis in Europe

    Alan Woods and Ben Peck comment on the upcoming Greek elections, where a likely victory for Syriza provides a dilemma and a headache for the European bourgeoisie. Read More +
  • Charlie Hebdo and the hypocrisy of the ruling class

    Alan Woods - editor of In Defence of Marxism - looks at the impact of the latest events in France, which have sent shock waves across France, the whole of Europe, and beyond. Read More +
  • "We are internationalists": Marxist Student Federation conference 2015

    On Saturday 14th February, delegates and visitors from across Britain and internationally visitors will gather for the 2nd Marxist Student Federation conference, held in SOAS, London. The theme of this year's conference is internationalism, reflecting the growing radicalisation of youth worldwide. Read More +
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This winter we are aiming to raise £7000 to help in the fight for Marxist ideas in Britain and internationally.



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Latest news

  • Greece: Historic victory for the Left as SYRIZA win elections

    Sunday 25th January saw general elections in Greece, with SYRIZA - the left-wing party - winning 36% of the vote and 149 seats in parliament - just short of the 151 needed for a majority. SYRIZA's victory marks an historic event, and is an important step in the process of radicalisation taking place in Greece and across Europe. All eyes will now be on what actions the SYRIZA leadership takes.

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  • Andy Blake (1951-2015): fighter for the working class and fighter for socialism!

    Andy Blake, a Marxist and militant trade unionist with the CWU, sadly passed away on Friday 16th January after a short illness. Rob Sewell, Editor of Socialist Appeal, remembers the life of this working class fighter and founding member of Socialist Appeal tendency.

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  • Landlords profit as rents continue to rise

    In recent months, few issues have articulated the growing frustration with endemic inequality in Britain more than that of housing. As rents continue to rise, landlords have made profits of £177bn from capital growth alone in the last five years. Only a bold socialist housing programme can tackle the crisis of housing in Britain.

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  • Flogging off the council estates in Hackney in the name of profit

    Hackney was for years a solid multi-ethnic working class stronghold in London. Now that is changing, with the borough witnessing a growing influx of rich people buying up what was previously cheap, council-owned property. It is going on across London with the Labour Party - who are often in charge of local councils - either doing nothing about it or actively joining in.

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  • Tories prepare to launch attack on the Right to Strike in the public sector

    The Conservatives have announced their intention to introduce legislation which would further limit the right to strike amongst large sections of the public sector, should they win the upcoming election. Such proposals constitute yet another attack on the right of workers to organise and defend themselves against the austerity that capitalism demands.

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SYRIZA and state power: what is to be done?

In this talk, hosted by the UCLU Marxist Society and the Marxist Student Federation, Fred Weston of the International Marxist Tendency discusses the Euro crisis, the upcoming elections in Greece - taking place this Sunday, on 25th January - and the tasks that will face a likely SYRIZA-led government.