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Tories stay in power: Let's beat the bastards!

We publish here a letter from Ben Curry, a Socialist Appeal supporter in Leeds, who provides a concise explanation for how the Tories, despite all expectations, have managed to win the election and take power with a majority in parliament. As Ben writes, it is not ordinary workers and youth who are to blame for this outcome, but the leaders of the Labour movement. 

The death of comrade Camilo Cahis

The movement has lost a great fighter. Camilo Cahis - a leading comrade of Fightback, the Canadian section of the International Marxist Tendency - succumbed to mental illness on the night of Saturday 25th April, 2015. We, his comrades, are forever in his debt. We publish here a tribute to this outstanding revolutionary by Alex Grant of Fightback.

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?

Video blog

Trump’s chaos at home and hypocrisy abroad Trump's chaos at home and hypocrisy abroad
Duration: 00:18:53
Date: 24 May 2017
The General Election: How to kick out the Tories The General Election: How to kick out the Tories
Duration: 00:42:57
Date: 15 May 2017
Will there be a Third World War? Will there be a Third World War?
Duration: 00:54:25
Date: 9 May 2017
The French elections: a collapse of the status quo The French elections: a collapse of the status quo
Duration: 00:26:44
Date: 27 Apr 2017
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