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Review: "The Emperor's New Clothes" - a voice for the unheard

Marika Lysandrou reviews The Emperor’s New Clothes, a new documentary starring comedian-turned-activist Russell Brand, which acts as a megaphone for the normally untold stories of the young, the unemployed, the disabled and all those marginalised by the capitalist system – and it’s a megaphone that’s not falling on deaf ears.

Revolution 2015: a weekend of revolutionary ideas and socialist alternatives

Socialist Appeal and the Marxist Student Federation invite our activists, supporters, and readers to Revolution 2015 - a weekend of talks, discussions, and debates about revolutionary ideas and socialist alternatives, covering Marxist theory, history, current events, and action. Hosted by the UCLU Marxist Society on the weekend of 26-28th June - book your tickets now!

Review: West End’s “Golem” explores antagonism between mankind and machine

Theatre company 1927, with their critically-acclaimed show Golem, have powerfully highlighted the contradictory and alienating nature of technology within modern-day capitalism. As this superbly created satire asks: in this era of monolithic multinational monopolies such as Apple, Amazon, Google, and Facebook, is it we who control technology, or does technology control us?

Hands Off Venezuela screen new Hugo Chavez documentary in London

On Wednesday April 15th, over 50 people attended the premiere of the Telesur documentary “Hugo Chavez: a portrait from Europe”, co-organised by Hands off Venezuela and the Marxist Student Federation, with discussion following on the recent sanctions levied by American imperialism against the Bolivarian revolution.

Revolutionary optimism on display at 2015 Socialist Appeal supporters conference

As the General Election approaches, there is little enthusiasm amongst ordinary people for any of the main parties and the programme of austerity that they share. There was plenty of revolutionary enthusiasm on display, however, at this year's conference of Socialist Appeal supporters, attended by around 140 comrades and hosted by the SOAS Marxist Society.

Video blog

Latin America: from Revolution to Counter-Revolution? Latin America: from Revolution to Counter-Revolution?
Duration: 00:50:03
Date: 27 Mar 2017
Capitalism’s global political crisis Capitalism's global political crisis
Duration: 00:01:07
Date: 24 Mar 2017
The fall of Aleppo and the fog of war The fall of Aleppo and the fog of war
Duration: 00:08:30
Date: 15 Dec 2016
Trump’s win: the status quo has failed Trump's win: the status quo has failed
Duration: 00:01:04
Date: 14 Nov 2016
Trump victory: America’s Brexit Trump victory: America's Brexit
Duration: 00:23:58
Date: 9 Nov 2016
Britain after Brexit: the crisis and the Corbyn revolution Britain after Brexit: the crisis and the Corbyn revolution
Duration: 00:53:27
Date: 28 Oct 2016
Perspectives for World Revolution Perspectives for World Revolution
Duration: 00:01:56
Date: 2 Aug 2016
Vote for Corbyn! Fight for Socialism! Vote for Corbyn! Fight for Socialism!
Duration: 00:36:10
Date: 20 Jul 2016
Labour’s Civil War: Defend Corbyn! Fight for Socialism! Labour's Civil War: Defend Corbyn! Fight for Socialism!
Duration: 00:21:45
Date: 15 Jul 2016
Bernie or Bust? The way forward for the US revolution Bernie or Bust? The way forward for the US revolution
Duration: 00:12:30
Date: 15 Jul 2016
Brexit crisis: The status quo has failed Brexit crisis: The status quo has failed
Duration: 00:58:56
Date: 29 Jun 2016