Events, Reviews, and Letters

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.

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.

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