Friedrich Engels

The democracy of others Matthew Wed, 02/08/2017 - 12:54

“No-one combats freedom; at most they combat the freedom of others”, wrote Karl Marx sarcastically, in an article defending the freedom of the press. For a long time now, in politics, “democracy” has had the same status.

The sham of Osborne’s “Northern Powerhouse” Matthew Wed, 10/28/2015 - 12:12

It is alarming and deeply disturbing to see that some people, many of whom should know better, have swallowed George “high-vis” Osborne’s fantasy-speak about building a “Northern Powerhouse”.

This is more amazing when you consider that ever since the Industrial Revolution there has always been a “Northern Powerhouse”, and it was the Conservative Party and Thatcher that destroyed it.

Forum AWL Fri, 07/25/2014 - 22:05

Letters and debate from Workers' Liberty 25

Yes, I am a socialist! (Billy Hutchinson)
Victor Serge was a revolutionary, but...
Jail food is poison (Lauren Otter)
But what is to be done about about Bosnia? (Amanda Sebestyan)
Engels' Reflective materialism (Carl Rennet)

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Not Marx – Marx and Engels AWL Fri, 07/18/2014 - 19:47

To mark the Engels centenary, Tom Willis takes a look at the theoretical revolution carried through by both Marx and Engels in 1844-45

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Politics, polemic and Marxism: Engels' Anti-Dühring dalcassian Wed, 06/25/2014 - 02:08

Introduction by Sean Matgamna

"Without a revolutionary theory there can be no revolutionary movement." V. I. Lenin

A century and a half after the publication of the Communist Manifesto, Marxists are faced with redeveloping, virtually from the ground up, a mass working-class socialist movement of the sort which one hundred years ago our predecessors thought they could point to as the towering achievement of the previous 50 years.

Negroes in the US Civil War: Their Role in the Second American Revolution [CLR James, 1943] dalcassian Thu, 06/12/2014 - 02:21

An indispensable contribution to the understanding of the role of the Negro in American history is a study of the period between 1830 and 1865. In this article we treat the subject up to 1860.

The Song of the Classes dalcassian Mon, 05/19/2014 - 18:53

We plough and sow—we're so very, very low
That we delve in the dirty clay,
Till we bless the plain—with the golden grain,
And the vale with the fragrant hay
Our place we know—we're so very low.
'Tis down at the landlord's feet:
We're not too low—the bread to grow,
But too low the bread to eat.

Make Marx and Engels free! Matthew Wed, 04/30/2014 - 10:57

The Marxists Internet Archive has said it will delete the entirety of the Marx and Engels Collected Works on its site by 1 May, which ironically is International Workers’ Day.

The publishing company, Lawrence and Wishart, which was founded in 1936 through a merging of the Communist Party's press and a family-owned anti-fascist publisher, is claiming copyright infringement, stating that it cannot afford to have the collection still provided as a free resource.

The very material that is being removed argues against private property in such matters.