Friedrich Engels

The sham of Osborne’s “Northern Powerhouse”

Submitted by Matthew on 28 October, 2015 - 12:12 Author: John Cunningham

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.

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Politics, polemic and Marxism: Engels' Anti-Dühring

Submitted by dalcassian on 25 June, 2014 - 2:08

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.

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Negroes in the US Civil War: Their Role in the Second American Revolution [CLR James, 1943]

Submitted by dalcassian on 12 June, 2014 - 2:21

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.

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The Song of the Classes

Submitted by dalcassian on 19 May, 2014 - 6:53

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.

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Make Marx and Engels free!

Submitted by Matthew on 30 April, 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.

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My Recollections of Friedrich Engels and Karl Marx

Submitted by dalcassian on 25 March, 2013 - 9:55

I made the acquaintance of Engels in 1867 – the year in which the first volume of “Capital” was published. “I must introduce you to Engels,” said Marx to me, “as you are engaged to my daughter”; and we went together to Manchester. Engels lived with his wife and her niece, who was then six or seven years old, in a little house in the suburbs of the town, only a little way from the open country. He was then partner in a firm which his father had established.

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