Anti-capitalism

Rebellion and politics

Submitted by AWL on 17 April, 2019 - 11:33 Author: Mike Zubrowski
xrebel

Extinction Rebellion (XR) started their “International Rebellion” on Monday 15 April, with thousands of people participating in road blocks across central London: Marble Arch, Oxford Circus, Waterloo Bridge, Piccadilly Circus, and Parliament Square.

There were hundreds in each location, with festival-like atmospheres, and people staying overnight in some. At the time of writing, Tuesday lunchtime 16 April, there are still some active blockades with hundreds of people.

The lessons from Genoa, Climate Camp and Vestas

Submitted by AWL on 23 November, 2018 - 11:50 Author: Todd Hamer
climate camp

The emergence of Extinction Rebellion is a good thing. After a long period where there has been very little mass environmental activism, it is good to see someone doing something.

However, if this new movement is going to develop into something worthwhile, it will need to confront the problems faced by similar movements that have gone before.

Socialism Makes Sense: Ideas For Freedom 2018 report

Submitted by SJW on 4 July, 2018 - 12:23
IFF walking tour

Just under 200 people attended Ideas for Freedom 2018, a weekend socialist summer school organised by Workers’ Liberty on 23-24 June in London. The title of the school this year was “Socialism Makes Sense”, and sessions aimed to make the basic case for a revolutionary socialist transformation of capitalist society.

The new deal we want: socialism!

Submitted by SJW on 9 May, 2018 - 1:17 Author: Editorial
nationalise energy

The TUC has called a march and rally for 12 May under the slogan of a “new deal for working people”. There is plenty to protest about.

The cuts since the 2008 crash are overwhelming. There has been a decline in real wages. The NHS has been brought to its knees. At the start of May we heard that one million more children are growing up in poverty since 2010, due to in-work cuts in benefit.

Globalisation in trouble

Submitted by Matthew on 10 January, 2018 - 11:03 Author: Colin Foster

"Expectations were low as the meeting began in the Argentine capital", or so the Economist magazine reported on the latest World Trade Organisation meeting of trade ministers, in Buenos Aires on 10-13 December.

"They sank even lower as it progressed. Delegates failed to agree on a joint statement, let alone on any new trade deals".

Anti-Capitalism: A Marxist Introduction

Submitted by on 21 March, 2003 - 12:00

Anti-Capitalism: A Marxist Introduction, edited by Alfredo Saad-Filho (Pluto Press)

This book is well worth reading, but it could have been even better. The essays by a range of well-known Marxist academics include some important scholarship and many interesting insights, but it is an uneven book, with some chapters letting down an otherwise valuable collection.

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