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14 January 2015
Eleanor Marx was an extraordinary woman - youngest daughter of an extraordinary man, Karl Marx, and of Jenny, his lifelong partner through revolution and counter-revolution
25 June 2014
Review: 'Capital in the Twenty-First Century' The poorest fifth of Britain's households are among the most economically deprived in Western Europe with living standards on a par with Slovenia and the Czech Republic
20 September 2013
This document is on the causes of capitalist crisis, replying to the ideas of Andrew Kliman; written by Peter Taaffe and Lynn Walsh and endorsed by the Executive Committee of the Socialist Party
11 September 2013
'Capital - in Manga!' is a Japanese style illustrated story about a cheese-maker, Robin, who sets up a factory with a loan from a financial speculator, writes Tanis Belsham-Wray.
31 July 2013
In this book Jonathan Sperber says he aims to place the great revolutionary thinker and activist firmly in his times
16 January 2013
Peter Taaffe reviews the "Bubbles and bankruptcy: Financial crises in Britain since 1700", a free exhibition at the British Museum, Room 69a, until 5 May..
14 January 2013
The clash between the central leadership of the IST - notably the Socialist Workers Party - and their one-time American 'section' the International Socialist Organisation (ISO) also highlighted the deficiencies in their intervention in mass movements...
14 January 2013
If they were to answer that North Vietnam was more 'progressive', then how to explain their position at the time of the collapse of the Berlin Wall, when the liquidation of the planned economy in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union was, for them, not a great negative historical turning point...
14 January 2013
The SWP today finds its ideological roots in post-1945 British Trotskyism, which split into three main trends...
12 December 2012
We have many books which would make good presents for your family and friends - both political and less political - and we have selected just a few here.
28 November 2012
We have many books which would make good presents for your family and friends - both political and less political - and we have selected just a few here
10 October 2012
Stephanie Flanders concluded her BBC TV series Masters of Money by looking at Karl Marx, "capitalism's severest critic". Often "refuted", his ideas just won't go away!
10 October 2012
Reality has hit some commentators between the eyes and has forced them to partially recognise Marx's analysis of the nature of capitalist crises which, he explained, were intrinsic to the system.
26 September 2012
The Labour Party conference takes place at a crucial time. Working people are crying out for a lead in a mass movement which can force elections and topple the hated Con-Dem government, writes Peter Taaffe
16 May 2012
'Socialism: the thinking person's economics!': My seven-year-old saw me reading the pamphlet 1917 - The Year that Changed the World, by Peter Taafe and Hannah Sell, writes Ravi Patel, West London Socialist Party.
18 April 2012
This webpage is part of the reference material in Planning for the Planet, and provides clickable links to resources and other references noted in the book, writes Web references to notes at end of chapters, where available without subscription.
15 March 2012
Unless you are part of the richest 1% then life under austerity is getting increasingly difficult. Peter Taaffe looks at the nature of capitalism
7 September 2011
Editorial of the Socialist, issue 684 It is a sign of the bankrupt nature of modern capitalism and its political representatives that taxation of the rich is so low some of them are asking to pay more. Warren Buffett, in an act of self-flagellation, has demanded to pay more tax.
31 August 2011
Book review: Starting with today's global economic crisis, Eagleton comments: "You can tell the capitalist system is in trouble when people start taking about capitalism. It indicates that the system has ceased to be as natural as the air we breathe...
6 July 2011
One of the false arguments against socialism and communism is that these ideas are 'foreign'. Karl Marx was a German Jew and a follower of the German philosopher Hegel. 'Revolution is something that...
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