As Pride month rolls around each year, the capitalists and their representatives eagerly attempt to show their ‘undying and unwavering support’ to the LGBT community. And this year is no different.
As the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee approaches this weekend, the British establishment and its media mouthpieces are going into a flag-waving frenzy. We say: Abolish the monarchy! No to this rotten, reactionary relic! Fight for a socialist republic!
On Thursday 26 May, the Liverpool Marxist Society had the latest in our series of monthly meetings at The Casa. The topic of the discussion, seasonally themed, was May ’68 – a French uprising sparked by students and resulting in huge general strikes of a militant working class. Our meeting Read more…
The Met Police’s Special Demonstration Squad (SDS) was an undercover unit tasked with infiltrating political groups. Operating between 1968 and 2008, the squad has been under scrutiny recently, facing a public inquiry into its activities.
On Thursday 19th we had our final Marxist society meeting of the academic year at UEA, on the events in May ‘68. We had 13 attendees and some completely new faces who were interested in these events. May ‘68 isn’t common knowledge, so it was interesting to learn the history of the movement that happened only 50 years ago and just across the channel!
Supporters of the Marxist Tendency, then gathered around the Militant journal in Britain, intervened in the French events of May 1968. Here we provide the text of a leaflet that was distributed to the British workers and youth. In it they warned that with the way the French CP and trade union leaders were behaving the French bourgeois could regain control of the situation.
Not a nut or bolt turns in hundreds of occupied factories: not a wheel moves in public transport. The reactionary newspapers’ lies are “censored” by the printers and so are those of the radio and television. The French working class in its millions cocks its little finger, and the vast complex of French capitalism grinds to a halt.
What a mighty demonstration of the invincible power of the working class, when it begins to move! How crushing a refutation this is of all those cynics and sceptics who have written off the working class as “bought off”, “apathetic” etc! How clear it should be to even the most politically uneducated worker that their French brothers would now be firmly in power, but for the craven, cowardly policies of the French Labour and Trade Union leaders. This is the essence of the events which have shaken the French ruling class and terrified the exploiters of the world!
The City, University of London Marxists are proud to announce that our society has been officially launched by the university’s student union.
Due to austerity and marketisation, tuition fees have soared, leaving graduates with a mountain of debt. And with inflation now surging, the interest on these loans is skyrocketing. We must demand free education, funded by expropriation.
The struggle to prevent Holland Park School from joining a giant academy trust is escalating, with management and a hostile press attempting to sow confusion, and teachers set to strike. Parents, students, and staff must unite and fight.
On the 11th of May the Goldsmiths, Greenwich and Lewisham Marxists held a meeting at Goldsmith’s University on the revolutionary events of May 68. Even during a busy period for everyone, we had a great turnout of 14 radical young workers and students showing enthusiasm and thirst for revolutionary ideas. Read more…
May 1968 was the greatest revolutionary general strike in history. This mighty movement took place at the height of the post-war economic upswing in capitalism. Then, as now, the bourgeois and their apologists were congratulating themselves that revolutions and class struggle were things of the past. Then came the French events of 1968, which seemed to drop like a thunderbolt from a clear blue sky. They took most of the Left completely by surprise, because, they had all written off the European working class as a revolutionary force.
In Birmingham, the Marxist society at UoB held a meeting on the history and revolutionary lessons of May 1968. The meeting was attended by 12 people despite the upcoming exam season, a mixture of new faces and longtime members. As a group of both students and workers, learning about the Read more…