Marxist Theory

A defeated revolution: Finland 1918

The heroic fight of the Finnish workers tends to be unfairly overlooked when the great revolutionary events of 1917-18 are recounted. Jens-Hugo Nyberg tells …

Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht: Heroes of the revolution

The lives and struggles of murdered revolutionary socialists Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht remain an inspiration to all those fighting injustice, …

Spotlight on socialist policy: The European Socialist Federation

The Brexit victory, in the June 23, 2016 referendum, created shock waves not only in Europe but right around the world. Donald Trump credited his victory in …

The renewal of Bolshevism: Lenin’s April Theses

Lenin’s April Theses, at 479 words one of the shortest of his major works, represented a qualitative advance in his strategic thinking, effected a …

Lexit: The mirage of ‘Class Struggle in One Country’

  “Triggering Article 50 opens the way to progressive policies outside the EU to control capital, raise public funds for infrastructure investment, …

Trotsky: an introduction

Trotsky was one of the leaders of the Russian revolution, a lifelong advocate of working class power and socialism, who was exiled and ultimately murdered by a …

McDonnell’s “New Economics” – looking forward or avoiding reality?

By Simon Hardy Over the last few months the new Labour leadership has been conducting a series of meetings, rallies and workshops to discuss the idea of the …

What is Zionism? Q&A (short version)

A longer version of this article published for the 68th anniversary of the 1948 Partition of Palestine appears here. This shorter version was edited down for …

What is Zionism? Question & Answer

By Marcus Halaby On the 68th anniversary of the original Partition of Palestine, and in the wake of the Labour right’s smears about antisemitism on the left, …

Marxism and… Cooperatives

The concept of cooperatives as an alternative to both private and state ownership has resurfaced courtesy of a recent speech by Labour’s shadow …