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20 January 2021

Books that inspired me: The Road to Wigan Pier

In early 1936, a then unknown George Orwell was commissioned by the publisher Victor Gollancz to travel to the north of England to research 'the conditions of the working class'

13 January 2021

Book Review: Humankind - Dispelling the myth that humans are too selfish for socialism

Historian Rutger Bregman's book 'Humankind' tackles a subject matter that socialists know about only too well - 'human nature'

6 January 2021

Technology and AI response: Capitalists only invest for profit

Mark Best's article 'Can green technology and AI save capitalism?' was excellent, and many readers could use personal experiences to develop the points he made.

6 January 2021

Engels on the origins of women's oppression

In the final article in our series to commemorate 200 years since the birth of Friedrich Engels, Christine Thomas looks at the relevance of his important work 'The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State' for the struggle today to end women's inequality and oppression.

6 January 2021

Books that inspired me: The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

Millions of workers in the US and globally find themselves out of work, unable to afford the basics, and at the mercy of capitalist crisis

16 December 2020

Quiz 2020

What a year! The Covid pandemic, the worst recession in living memory, the Black Lives Matter movement, the US presidential election, the Brexit debacle, growing class inequalities...

9 December 2020

Obituary: Roger Priest

It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of our friend and comrade Roger Priest.

9 December 2020

The Socialist Inbox

Send your news, views and criticism, in not more than 150 words, to [email protected] - or if you're not online, PO Box 1398, Enfield EN1 9GT

9 December 2020

TV review: Red, White and Blue

More than just diversity - we need democratic, working-class control of the police: The BBC recently aired the film 'Red, White and Blue' from the Steve McQueen mini-series 'Small Axe'

9 December 2020

Engels and the answer to the housing question

Engels published The Housing Question in 1872 as a contribution to debates about the appalling housing conditions facing the working class in Germany, Britain and elsewhere, and what should be done about it

25 November 2020

CripTales: A painful reflection of a system that pits us against each other

To mark the 25th anniversary of the Disability Discrimination Act, the BBC has produced a series of short films called 'CripTales'

25 November 2020

The Socialist Inbox

Letters to the Socialist's editors.

25 November 2020

Mangrove: When the black community made a stand against state racism

The inspirational film about Britain's most influential black power trial, 'Mangrove', was recently aired on the BBC

18 November 2020

The Socialist Inbox

Send your news, views and criticism, in not more than 150 words, to [email protected] - or if you're not online, PO Box 1398, Enfield EN1 9GT

18 November 2020

Obituary: Paul Chettle

Eastern Region Socialist Party members are mourning the loss of longstanding Cambridgeshire Socialist Party member Paul Chettle, after a long and recurrent illness

11 November 2020

Trump is out - our readers react

I teach US History for GCSE. I spent a chunk of the lesson yesterday trying to explain why the federal constitution uses an electoral college and not a popular vote to choose a president (because the founding

11 November 2020

The Socialist Inbox

Send your news, views and criticism, in not more than 150 words, to [email protected] - or if you're not online, PO Box 1398, Enfield EN1 9GT

11 November 2020

Trotsky's ideas live on in the CWI

Book Review: A revolutionary whose ideas couldn't be killed: Eighty years after his assassination, the Committee for a Workers' International (CWI) has published a collection of ten essays on the life and ideas of Leon Trotsky

11 November 2020

Readers of the Socialist react to effects of lockdown

"My hopes of secure employment killed": I was left stunned, shocked and bewildered when, on 9 October, Cineworld temporarily closed all 127 of its sites across the UK, putting 5,500 jobs at risk

11 November 2020

Schools need union action for safety

Socialist Party members in schools speak out: While we welcome the NEU taking the stance that schools and colleges should be part of the lockdown, what's become clear to members is that it lacked teeth


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