Theory & History
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.
Climate catastrophe, wars, pandemics and wealth inequality – these are global problems that all cry out for global solutions.
A 2021 Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) survey found that 67% of UK residents surveyed between the ages of 16 and 34 would like to live in a socialist economic system. Younger generations that have grown up in the context of increasing precarity and uncertainty under capitalism, are looking for a solution that centres human need, not capitalist greed.
Virtually everyone supports the idea of ‘world peace’, yet today in 2022 there are nearly 40 different wars or conflicts ongoing. And with the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the threat of nuclear war, and the annihilation of us all, is greater now than it has been for decades. But why is this so?
In this capitalist society, the notion of “human nature” is used to explain away all kinds of evils – violence, racism, and inequality.