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Marx’s Capital at 150: an unequalled analysis and critique of capitalism, still relevant today

Robin Clapp, Socialist Party England and Wales national committee The Daily Mail reacted with predictable hysteria when, in May 2017, John McDonnell stated: “You can’t understand the capitalist system without reading Marx’s Das Kapital.” When asked to immediately condemn his shadow ...

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Support the striking Birmingham bin workers

Clive Walder, Birmingham Central Socialist Party Birmingham Labour council is playing dirty in the ongoing bin dispute to defend 113 threatened jobs now that the action is beginning to bite. They are recruiting expensive agency staff and private ‘partners’ to ...

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“Finland Station” and the struggle for socialism today

By Alan Jones, US Socialist Alternative, New York A Response to Bhaskar Sunkara  At the end of June, in the midst of a growing discussion about socialism in the United States, Bhaskar Sunkara published an important op-ed in the New ...

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CWI/IR unification: An historic step forward for the forces of international Marxism

As has been reported on socialistworld.net, the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI), which Socialist Party Scotland is affiliated to, and Izquierda Revolucionaria (Revolutionary Left from Spain, Venezuela and Mexico) held a special unification congress on 22 July in Barcelona. ...

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Support the Barts health strike: Low pay, no way!

By Paula Mitchell, London Socialist Party Serco strikers in Barts health trust in east London have led a magnificent fight so far! Ten days of strike action with big, bold, noisy picket lines, marches, rallies and dancing in the streets, have ...

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1917 Russian Revolution: The July Days and battles with counterrevolution

Judy Beishon, Socialist Party executive committee Massive demonstrations involving nearly a million people erupted in Petrograd on 2-3 July 1917, in a colossal outburst of anger and discontent. Workers, soldiers and peasants were reacting in fury at the failure of ...

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Jobstown not guilty verdicts a defeat for the Irish capitalist establishment

Cillian Gillespie - Socialist Party Ireland  “The news has just come through from the Central Criminal Court and I am the first to report it to the House. Deputy Paul Murphy, not guilty; Councillor Michael Murphy, not guilty; Councillor Kieran ...

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Chivas workers vote for action over pay

By Louise Donegan Chivas workers at Dumbarton and Paisley have voted overwhelmingly for industrial action over a dispute regarding harmonisation of pay for the workers. The Paisley site is closing and the 460 full time workers will all be moved to ...

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Hundreds attend Glasgow rally to oppose Tory/DUP deal

By a Socialist Party Scotland reporter Hundreds of young people, trade unionists and socialists staged a protest on Thursday on Buchanan Street, Glasgow in response to the plans of the Tory government to stay in office and to do a ...

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