After a year’s hiatus, Labour’s annual conference begins this weekend. The event is set to be a showdown between Starmer, on one side, and grassroots members and left unions, on the other. The left must boldly take the fight to the right.
Internationally, the new generation is drawing increasingly radical conclusions. Explicitly anti-capitalist sentiments are on the rise, as is support for socialism. To channel this anger, we need a revolutionary organisation and clear Marxist ideas.
Across the UK economy, prices are rising and businesses are facing shortages. It is clear that the anarchy of the capitalist market cannot provide society with life’s necessities. The case for socialist planning has never been so clear.
The Labour right wing have carried out a brazen attack on press freedoms, explicitly denying Socialist Appeal journalists entrance to the party’s upcoming Labour conference on political grounds. We urge readers to rally against this injustice.
In this extract from Wellred's upcoming title 'The History of Philosophy: A Marxist Perspective', Alan Woods explains why Marxists must study the history of philosophy, and the enormous debt that Marxism owes to earlier thinkers.