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Revolutionary optimism on display at Socialist Appeal supporters conference

Over the weekend of 8-10th April, over 120 Socialist Appeal supporters and sellers met in London to discuss the turbulent economic and political situation developing in Britain - and internationally - and to take stock of the tasks facing Marxists in the period ahead. The mood at the conference, hosted by the UCLU and SOAS Marxist societies, was one of brimming optimism and enthusiasm about the prospects for building the forces of Marxism.

250th edition of Socialist Appeal: Build the forces of Marxism - Subscribe to the paper!

The February issue of the paper is our 250th edition since we launched the Socialist Appeal as a magazine, more than 23 years ago. There has never been a more important time than now to fight for the revolutionary ideas of Marxism. We therefore appeal to every reader to take out a subscription and help strengthen our work towards the goal of socialism.

The Big Short: profiteering from financial disaster

Joe Attard of the KCL Marxists reviewsThe Big Short, an adaptation for the cinema of Michael Lewis’ book of the same name, which depicts the winners of the 2008 financial crash. It is not a story of heroes, but one of lucky capitalists exploiting the stupidity of a system they served.

Help spread the ideas of Marxism this winter: Donate to the Festive Fighting Fund!

The last twelve months have seen a complete transformation of the political situation in Britain. The simmering anger and resentment which had been building up in Britain for years (if not decades) has now broken to the surface. Help support the work of Socialist Appeal in fighting for Marxist ideas by donating to our Festive Fighting Fund today!

Rest in Peace, Callum Stanland: "an indomitable class fighter"

It is with heavy hearts that we have heard of the death of comrade Callum Stanland at the tragically young age of 23, who passed away earlier this week. Our thoughts are with his many friends and comrades, and above all with his family. Owen Walsh and Ben Curry of the Leeds Marxists pay tribute to an exceptional young class fighter.

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