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"Beyond Caring": a harrowing portrayal of zero-hours Britain

Beyond Caring, a modern play that portrays the conditions of workers in modern day, zero-hour Britain, begins a new UK tour today, starting in Birmingham. We are republishing our review of this powerful and poignant play, along with a recent interview with the director, Alexander Zeldin.

The story of Trotsky's unfinished biography of Stalin

Wellred Books proudly presents a work eighty years in the making: Leon Trotsky's unfinished biography of Stalin. We publish here the story behind the publication of this book - the most extensive edition of the book ever, completed from the original archive material - as told by Rob Sewell, editor of Socialist Appeal. Make a pledge today and help raise the money needed to finish this project!

Donate to the global fight against capitalism!

We aim to raise £9,000 over the next two months to go towards the work of building the forces of Marxism internationally and to pay for comrades from Pakistan and elsewhere to be able to attend the World Congress of the International Marxist Tendency this summer. But we can’t do this without your help! Please donate generously today!

David King passes away: a tragic loss

David King, British graphic designer and collector of Soviet art, sadly passed away last week on Wednesday 11th May. Alan Woods pays tribute to David and his incredibly valuable contribution to keeping the memory of the Russian Revolution alive through his books and impressive collection of historical photos and posters.

"And The Weak Suffer What They Must?" by Yanis Varoufakis

Josh Holroyd reviews the latest book by Yanis Varoufakis, And The Weak Suffer What They Must?, in which the former finance minister in Greece offers a potted history of post-war global finance, the rise of the euro, and its spectacular fall, along with his own prognosis and solution for the interminable crisis of European capitalism.

Video blog

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Date: 9 May 2017
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Date: 27 Apr 2017
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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
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Duration: 00:01:04
Date: 14 Nov 2016
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Duration: 00:23:58
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Duration: 00:53:27
Date: 28 Oct 2016