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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.

Review: Cosmonauts - Birth of the Space Age

Ben Gliniecki reviews "Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age", an exhibition currently running at the Science Museum in London, which is an extraordinary collection of Soviet spacecraft and artefacts - a testament to the fantastic power of a planned economy.

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