Theory & History
By Roise McCann People around the world have been forced to bear witness to the nightmare of countless…
By Kevin Henry October 23 is the 30th anniversary of Shankill Bombings. Ten people were killed: one of…
September 11 marks the 50th anniversary of a murderous coup by Pinochet backed by US imperialism against the democratically elected government of Salvador Allende in Chile. Chilean people, led by the working class, built up a powerful, revolutionary movement over decades which brought Allende to power.
Even 175 years after writing the Communist Manifesto, the ideas of Karl Marx remain as relevant as ever. Together with his friend and co-thinker Friedrich Engels he penned this text that not only contains their core analysis of capitalism but also a call to working-class people around the world to unite - to get organised to overthrow the moribound capitalist system because we have nothing to lose but our chains!
No doubt it would be a lot easier if we could just reform capitalism, but revolutionaries argue for its overthrow not because we’re more radical for the sake of it but because of an understanding of what capitalism actually is and how it works.
The terms far right, right populism and fascism are often used interchangeably in the media and public discourse today, but while all are connected and share particular features, fascism is distinct as the most extreme variant of far-right ideology.
A common question asked by those learning about socialism is whether there are any actual examples of socialism in practice, either somewhere in the world today, or in history.
The worldview of every mainstream economist and right-wing politician is predicated on the belief that people are motivated primarily by money, and therefore to them an economy that’s not based on profit-making is inconceivable.
In early November 2022, Elon Musk purchased Twitter. Within a week of his ascendancy, he had arbitrarily laid off over half of his staff internationally — by email. This is far from the first time workers have been unceremoniously sacked.
For democracy to be genuinely democratic, it must extend to the wealth in society that is produced by nature and the collective labour of working-class people.