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Marxism and the Environment

December 15, 2015

Marxism is often mistakenly accused of taking the environment for granted – in the pursuit of the economic growth needed to alleviate poverty and want. Yet nothing could be further from the truth. Drawing on...

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Human beings have radically altered the Earth, adapting nature in the struggle to survive and thrive. The pace of change accelerated rapidly with the development of agriculture and class-based society. It hit breakneck speed in...

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“The U.S. government does not represent the interests of the majority of the country’s citizens, but is instead ruled by those of the rich and powerful.” This quote isn’t some declaration from socialists; this is the...

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Necessary to clarify ideas upon which successful struggles of European working class will be conducted Peter Taaffe, from Socialism Today (monthly magazine of the Socialist Party, England & Wales) The Greek finance minister is a...

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It is 130 years since the publication of The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State, by Friedrich Engels. Long considered by Marxists an important text regarding the origin of women’s oppression, it...

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Thomas Piketty: The New Marx? Hannah Sell, Socialist Party (CWI England and Wales) The poorest fifth of Britain’s households are among the most economically deprived in Western Europe with living standards on a par with...

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Net Political Impact

April 2, 2014

Technology and the means of communication have been transformed significantly over the last few decades. But how has this affected society at large? This is the fundamental question behind Evgeny Morozov’s new book, reviewed by...

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Imagine a world of seven billion people in which 85 of the richest individuals own more wealth than the bottom half of humanity combined. Such a world is where we live....

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‘Lenin’ by Lars T Lih In an attempt to answer the description of Lenin by capitalist historians as a brutal dictator, some on the left turn to Lars T Lih. He has tried to reinvent...

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The ongoing battle for “$15 an hour and a union” has captured the imaginations of millions of low-paid workers in the U.S. service sector, which now employs 19 million people. Millions more are angry at...

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