Adam Harmsworth, Coventry Socialist Party Woke Capitalism provides a useful introduction to the well-deserved critique of corporations that co-opt and sabotage progressive movements. Author Carl Rhodes gives us many examples of companies embracing slogans, gimmicks and campaigns on social issues: Ben and Jerry’s “Pecan Resist” flavor with proceeds going toRead More →

review of Suburban socialism (or barbarism) by Oly Durose (Repeater Books, 2022) There’s a line at Christopher Hill The experience of defeat, his masterful portrayal of discouraged radicals after the English Revolution, on the potential uses of political losses. According to Hill, defeat can force ideologues to confront the inadequacyRead More →

Online comments and complaints have been circulating freely since the New York Times announced that it was buying Wordle, the online puzzle game that has become a global sensation, and I’m not alone in lamenting the likelihood that Wordle will soon be transformed from some sort of public good availableRead More →

The 21st century is witnessing a gradual disappearance of traditional conservatism. With the disintegration of the USSR, liberal capitalism and internationalist interventionism lost their appeal. Current conservatism, says Philipps O’Brien of the University of St Andrews, is essentially nationalist, populist, evangelical and anti-science. Reverence for leaders is also a prominentRead More →

‘ My sister studied economics but she never read Marx or Engels,” says Berkay Kartav, 24. The co-ordinator of the London Young Socialists (a branch of Britain’s Socialist Party) sips black tea at Vagabond on Holloway Road. “It just goes to show that mainstream economics, as taught in universities, doesn’tRead More →

The the authors are among the world’s leading economists known for their critical assessments of capitalism. And the blurb for the book says, “Traditional economics views capitalism as an isolated and closed system. In this groundbreaking book, authors Utsa Patnaik and Prabhat Patnaik argue that this is both historically falseRead More →

Link to this page: https://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/1158/33404 From The Socialist newspaper, December 1, 2021 Fundraising for the fight at Socialism2021. Photo: Mary Finch (Click to enlarge) Roger Butler, Socialist Party of Swansea Fight Fund organizer Roman orator and statesman Cicero described finances and resources as “the sinews of war” – and ofRead More →

Home | Le Socialiste November 17, 2021 | Join the Socialist Party Subscribe | Make a donation | audio | PDF | Ebook Isai Priya, treasurer of the Socialist Party The Today program, on BBC Radio 4, examined the state of the NHS and its history. The pressure on theRead More →

Home | Le Socialiste November 17, 2021 | Join the Socialist Party Subscribe | Make a donation | audio | PDF | Ebook Best event to come together to fight for socialism Julija Rusevica, Socialist Party of South West London You may have heard a lot about the Socialism 2021Read More →

Last month, the Fraser Institute released its annual report Economic freedom of the world report. As usual, he showed that “economic freedom” is positively correlated with many good things and negatively correlated with many bad. Defenders of capitalism love the Fraser Institute. Libertarian philosopher Jason Brennan, for example, made extensiveRead More →

Famine spread to the West following the crisis of 1929. All institutions were threatened. They only survived thanks to World War II. Already in the 18th century, British economists of nascent capitalism wondered about the sustainability of this system around David Ricardo. What was initially very profitable will eventually becomeRead More →

Studying socialism Ohio Wesleyan English Teacher to Discuss Karl Marx’s “English Utopia” on October 27 By Ohio Wesleyan University DELAWARE, Ohio – Mark Allison, Ph.D., professor at Ohio Wesleyan University, will discuss “Karl Marx’s English Utopia” when he presents the Benjamin T. Spencer 2021-2022 Lecture sponsored by the English DepartmentRead More →

Link to this page: https://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/1150/33123 From The Socialist, October 6, 2021 “Here is your opinion on plants” by Michael Pollan – posted by Allen Lane Commented by Dave Carr Is the C8H10N4O2 molecule – that’s caffeine for you and me – responsible for the slave trade, colonial wars, imperialism, increasedRead More →

Link to this page: https://www.socialistparty.org.uk/articles/33101 Posted on October 5, 2021 16:37 GMT The Panama Papers revealed tax evasion abroad in 2016 (Click to enlarge) Expose it and fight for a socialist alternative Tony Saunois, IOC Secretary The explosive leak of 6.4 million documents and 1.2 million emails showing the grotesqueRead More →

On Saturday, the Women’s March will hold nationwide “mass mobilization events” in all 50 states to protest counterrevolution against reproductive rights in Texas, Mississippi and many other Republican-controlled states . Protests will take place before the Supreme Court resumes on October 4. In this file photo from June 30, 2021,Read More →

Link to this page: https://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/1148/33054 From The Socialist newspaper, September 22, 2021 Life expectancy is decreasing, and at a higher rate for the poorest (Click to enlarge) Nancy Taaffe, Socialist Party of Waltham Forest I often think when I hear that a member of the royal family has passed awayRead More →

“We are the Socialist Equality Party, Fourth International, and we stand to give the generalized opposition to the right-wing politics of all parliamentary parties a socialist voice and perspective.” With this statement, SGP Vice-President Christoph Vandreier began his party’s presentation in an election broadcast on German public television on SeptemberRead More →

– Counter Punch / Nathaniel St Clair DEMOCRACY exists if and when a community organizes its autonomy around the full participation, on an equal footing, of all members of the community. Its other, autocracy, exists when a community organizes (or allows) its governance by an individual or a subgroup ofRead More →

Democracy exists if and when a community organizes its autonomy around the full participation, on an equal footing, of all members of the community. Its other, autocracy, exists when a community organizes (or allows) its governance by an individual or a subgroup of that community, a leader. Universal suffrage isRead More →

Link to this page: https://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/1147/33027 From The Socialist newspaper, September 15, 2021 Join the Youth Fight for Jobs protests on October 9 Alex Smith, Socialist Party of Liverpool There are massive attacks on young people on the immediate horizon. The end of the increase in universal credit, scheduled for theRead More →

Link to this page: https://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/1147/33013 From The Socialist newspaper, September 15, 2021 Members of the Socialist Party held a booth at the Oxford Brookes Freshers Fair on Monday, highlighting the need for a new socialist student society on campus. We made contact with around 20 students and had broad discussionsRead More →

Link to this page: https://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/1144/32890 From The Socialist newspaper, August 11, 2021 Socialism 2021, photo Socialist Party In a world facing crisis on all fronts, the discussion of how socialist ideas can change the world is more necessary than ever. The Institute of Economic Affairs, a pro-capitalist think tank, recentlyRead More →