Sixth day of Marxmas: Easter Rising

On the sixth day of Marxmas, we give to you this article on James Connolly and the Easter Rising. The revolutionary history of Ireland has been a thorn in the side of the British bourgeoisie for hundreds of years. Born in 1868 into a poor family in Edinburgh, James Connolly was a genuine proletarian. His working life commenced at the age of ten. All his life he lived and breathed the world Read more…

Fourth day of Marxmas: Arab Revolution

On the fourth day of Marxmas, we give to you this article on the Arab revolution: 10 years on. A modern revolutionary movement which threw the world into turmoil. Learn more about this here.   The following article is based on a speech delivered by an Egyptian Marxist for a gathering of Marxists in Britain. He explains the importance of learning the lessons of the tremendous 2011 movement, and the need to Read more…

First Day of Marxmas: Russian Revolution

On the first day of Marxmas, we gave to you an article on the Russian Revolution. The October revolution was the most influential event of world history. This revolution changed the course of history. Any Marxist must understand the Russian Revolution in depth. “The October revolution laid the foundation of a new culture, taking everybody into consideration, and for that very reason immediately acquiring international significance. Even supposing for a moment that Read more…

Socialism or barbarism: Child poverty in Scotland

Data published by the Scottish government shows that in 2019-2020, before the COVID-19 pandemic, over 260,000 Scottish children lived in poverty. That is 26% of Scottish children, higher than the European average. While these figures are lower than the UK average of 30%, they confirm a trend of rising child poverty in Scotland.  Every constituency in Scotland saw a rise in child poverty between 2015 and 2019. Children living in households with Read more…

#BorisOut: Tories partied while people died

While the Tories were blaming young people, especially students, for the spread of coronavirus, they were throwing lavish get togethers in No. 10. A backlash is hitting the Tory front benches, even from their own backbenches. Simply put, this is another scandal in a scandal ridden government. A video of Tory Party staffers laughing about breaking lockdown rules has confirmed what most ordinary people already know by now: that this elitist, arrogant, Read more…

Day 3: UCU Strikes

The final day of picketing is now finished. In Manchester, our comrades marched down Oxford Road to show solidarity with the strikers. In London, there has been a protest of all London UCU branches and Loughborough University has once again been showing that the Students’ Union were not acting in students’ best interests in not backing the strike. Manchester Metropolitan  Geoffrey Manton out bright and early #UCUstrike #FourFights #OneOfUsAllOfUs pic.twitter.com/R3N9dw4M3n — MMU Read more…

UCU Strike: Day 2

And we’re off, with the second day of strike action. Our comrades on the pickets have told us the mood is still energetic and workers and students are very angry. The success of the first day has spurred on the strikers. In Glasgow, our comrades were literally beating the drum of revolution (see below) whilst across the border in Goldsmiths (London), we marched to the Lewisham NatWest and Lloyds chanting ‘Lloyds and Read more…