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24 November 2021
In the first of an occasional series on the history of working-class struggle in Britain, Scott Jones looks at the world's first working-class mass movement, the Chartists.
22 May 2021
The Paris commune saw for a brief but heroic few weeks the working class take power for the first time. In the immortal words of Karl Marx, the masses "stormed heaven".
3 March 2021
Across the globe at least 2.4 million people have now died from contracting Covid-19. Livelihoods have been wrecked and economies have crashed, with the world economy shrinking by over 4%
3 February 2021
The Communist Manifesto today: "A spectre is haunting Europe - the spectre of communism". In 1848, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels chose these famous words as the opening line of their 'Communist Manifesto'.
25 November 2020
28th November 2020, is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Friedrich Engels (1820-1895). Alongside Karl Marx, Engels was one of the greatest thinkers
14 October 2020
Hannah Sell's article ' Worldwide Capitalist Crisis Deepens' (socialistparty.org.uk) exemplified the Tories' 'magic money tree', "EasyJet was given access to more than $750 million in government money in April"
22 April 2020
How badly could the economy be affected by the coronavirus crisis?
14 August 2019
Members of the 'Young Socialists - Young Workers' Rights' campaign met for a national day of action in Dundee city centre on 6 August.
13 February 2019
The real answer to poverty, division and despair is a new society based on public ownership and democratic socialist planning of resources
17 October 2018
This short pamphlet by Friedrich Engels is, along with the Communist Manifesto, one of the best and most significant introductions to Marxism. It greatly adds to our understanding of the roots of socialism and the tasks of the working class to fundamentally change society.
20 June 2018
Theatre: Marx in Soho: For socialists, a one-man show about Karl Marx might not suggest a night of revelations. But seeing Bob Weick performing Howard Zinn's play 'Marx in Soho' in Manchester on 9 June showed this was a misconception.
20 June 2018
Film: The Young Karl Marx (2017): Director Raoul Peck takes us on a voyage through the life of 'The Young Karl Marx'.
20 June 2018
Elon Musk, the capitalist and engineer behind Tesla and SpaceX, has claimed he is a socialist - unlike Karl Marx who is apparently a capitalist. Because he "wrote a book about it."
6 June 2018
2018 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx, who shaped much of 20th century history.
2 May 2018
Marx was born 200 years ago on 5 May. Together with Engels, he formulated the ideas of scientific socialism which were to shake the world
18 April 2018
It's one world for the super-rich, and another for the rest of us. World's first billionaire; banker frets about Marx; paupers' funerals; fake apprenticeships
28 March 2018
What do young people want? A good home, a decent job and an education - that might sum it up, writes Claire Laker-Mansfield, Socialist Party national youth organiser.
28 February 2018
How relevant Marx's ideas are in 2018 - 200 years after he was born and 170 years since the publication of the Communist Manifesto
17 January 2018
If any work of art has a progressive impact on political attitudes and understanding, it's done a good thing
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