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16 June 2021
G7 vaccine promises fall short: G7 leaders have pledged to donate 1 billion doses of coronavirus vaccine to poorer countries by the end of 2022. Boris Johnson's Tory government, for its part, has pledged 100 million doses.
17 February 2021
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.
6 January 2021
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.
16 December 2020
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)
2 December 2020
The Social Dilemma is a film recently produced by Netflix, exploring the impact of social media on society
27 May 2020
When workers set out an alternative to job losses by creating socially useful products and technology: The announcement by Rolls Royce of 9,000 redundancies in its aero-engine business is one of many likely threats of job losses in the coming recession, writes Jane Nellist Coventry Socialist Party and president of Coventry TUC (personal capacity).
27 November 2019
I was really interested in your article on nationalising broadband.
6 November 2019
Management at my warehouse uses new technology to harass the workers - and has even proposed a new pay deal which includes scrapping Christmas bonuses for most of the shopfloor.
5 December 2018
AI technologies cannot be harmoniously rolled out due to the contradictions of capitalism
31 October 2018
Film review: The plan that came from the bottom up: 'The plan that came from the bottom up' is a new film about the 'Lucas Plan', developed by shop stewards at Lucas Aerospace in the Midlands in 1976, to make socially useful products rather than armaments used to kill people.
31 October 2018
Why are drivers involved in road traffic incidents often tired? Transport for London (TfL) could ask the real bus experts - the drivers!
29 August 2018
Since 18 July, workers at Jasic Technology - a factory in Shenzhen employing 1,000 workers making machines and robots - have been campaigning to set up a democratic, independent, trade union.
24 August 2018
Workers at Jasic Technology, a maker of electronic welding equipment, have been engaged in a three month-long struggle to establish an independent trade union
8 August 2018
Nationalise the big tech firms: Every ten seconds, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos makes the median salary of one of his employees: $28,000
8 March 2018
The delivery of new, hybrid boats will make a number of jobs on the ferry no longer necessary
18 October 2017
Arms manufacturer BAE Systems has announced that up to 2,000 jobs will be cut in locations across the UK. These job cuts will have a devastating effect on the lives of workers losing their livelihood but will also have a wider impact on the local economy.
11 October 2017
The prime minister has gone from "strong and stable" to spluttering and stuttering in the space of a few short months.
23 August 2017
Do you have something to say? Letters to the Socialist's editors
22 February 2017
The title 'Cooked' doesn't exactly sound like essential political viewing. But in this adaptation of Michael Pollan's 2013 bestselling book of the same title, the author examines the contribution of cooking to human development and progress.
25 January 2017
Capitalist myth-buster! Human beings have always striven to understand more about our world, to test ourselves and to improve our lives
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