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24 February 2021

Pride flag is about unity in struggle

'Rainbow capitalism' is the term given to the corporate bandwagon-jumping of brands using the iconic gay pride symbol - the rainbow flag - to decorate their products during 'Pride season'

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20 February 2021

Latest podcast - How can we fight racism and capitalism today?

Black and Asian people have been disproportionately affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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18 February 2021

West London Socialist Party: Mars awaits? Capitalism's designs on the cosmos

If you're interested in attending, please email [email protected] two days in advance, to be sent details of how to participate online.

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17 February 2021

Cryptocurrency bubble: Insanity of capitalism

Low interest rates and the declining profit margins of capitalist production have pushed speculators to find new areas to invest their capital. This has created a massive bubble in cryptocurrencies.

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16 February 2021

Sham inquiry into 'progressive extremism'

The BLM protests and school strikes on the climate have been portrayed as some kind of 'Marxist conspiracy'.

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10 February 2021

Why I joined the Socialist Party - a student

While a few years ago I would have thought it unimaginable, I recently joined the Socialist Party. The last 18 months have been an extremely transformative time. My world view has drastically changed

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3 February 2021

1971: Rolls-Royce crisis - when the Tories nationalised in order to secure the interests of British capitalism

Fifty years ago, on 4 February 1971, the flagship British engineering company Rolls-Royce collapsed into receivership placing 80,000 workers' jobs at risk

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27 January 2021

Ten years since the 'Arab Spring'

The year 2011 began with mass protests spreading across the Middle East and North Africa which shook the ground beneath the region's many autocratic regimes

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20 January 2021

USA in crisis - the need for a socialist alternative

The period running up to Joe Biden's inauguration was marked by unparalleled turmoil and crisis.

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20 January 2021

Why I joined the Socialist Party

Before I started educating myself, I'm sorry to say that, in part, I fell for the media coverage of 'scrounging benefit cheats'. Documentary footage of someone saying they couldn't afford to buy food, before showing their large expensive-looking TV and other gadgets, did wind me up, as someone who has a disability and has had to rely on charity to fill in the gaps in state provision.

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18 January 2021

Socialism podcast: The outlook for class struggle in 2021

The pandemic was a world-shattering turning point. All the weaknesses of capitalism were laid bare in 2020. But in few countries more so than Britain.

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13 January 2021

Global capitalism at most dangerous conjuncture since the 1930s

The pandemic has wreaked havoc across the globe, causing over two million deaths and unleashing enormous economic and social crises

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13 January 2021

Book Review: Humankind - Dispelling the myth that humans are too selfish for socialism

Historian Rutger Bregman's book 'Humankind' tackles a subject matter that socialists know about only too well - 'human nature'

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6 January 2021

Technology and AI response: Capitalists only invest for profit

Mark Best's article 'Can green technology and AI save capitalism?' was excellent, and many readers could use personal experiences to develop the points he made.

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Tower Hamlets council workers struck against contract downgrades in July 2020, photo Hugo Pierre

30 December 2020

2020 - a year which drove home the catastrophic failures of capitalism

Too many deaths from the pandemic, job losses, pay cuts and poverty were the experience across the planet.

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16 December 2020

Fight for jobs and safety

Unemployment and Covid rising
The beginning of a mass vaccination programme has raised hopes of an end to the Covid crisis. But putting profits first, the Tories have mismanaged the health and jobs crisis from day one.

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16 December 2020

'Socialism - Utopian and Scientific' by Engels

In the fourth article in our series marking the 200th anniversary of the birth of Friedrich Engels, Ross Saunders looks at one of Engels' best known works.

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16 December 2020

Stop 'fire and rehire' at British Gas

As a loyal employee of over 20 years I am disgusted with the way senior management at British Gas are treating their staff.

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16 December 2020

Can green technology and AI save capitalism?

The following article is an edited transcript of the speech by Mark Best in a workshop at the Socialism 2020 event organised online by the Socialist Party from 20-23 November (see 'Socialism 2020: Growing search for ideas to change the world' at socialistparty.org.uk)

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Leicester picket on the 21st strike day (22nd Feb) of around 7,000 British Gas engineers.  They are fighting against

Leicester picket on the 21st strike day (22nd Feb) of around 7,000 British Gas engineers. They are fighting against 'fire and rehire' - designed to worsen terms and conditions. Photo by Steve Score, Leicester Socialist Party

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