It has been nearly 100 years since Trotsky was expelled from the Soviet Union. In this time, the name of Trotsky has been divided from Lenin’s, with many presenting them as against each other. This is, of course, not true. In 1969, a book called Lenin and Trotsky: What They Read more…
This past year has definitely been one for the history books. In 2022, we have seen three Tory Prime Ministers, the death of a Monarch, the outbreak of war between Russia and NATO-backed Ukraine, devastating floods in Pakistan, and the cost of living skyrocketing across the globe. With this chaos Read more…
As the festive break begins, it’s a perfect time to get stuck into a good book. Alongside reading Marxist classics by writers like Marx, Engels, Lenin and Trotsky, here are some revolutionary fiction titles which we heartily recommend.
Marxist Student activists attended and spoke at the emergency demo called the Plataforma 12 de Octubre, in solidarity with the struggle of the workers and peasants of Peru against the oligarchic coup.
As the crisis of capitalism deepens, workers and youth are the first to suffer. Students across the country are facing worsening living conditions and seeing their quality of education drop. This year has seen a crisis of student housing begin to emerge. Without democratic control of universities by students and staff, there is no solution to this.
As the class struggle sharpens in Britain, with industrial action spreading from one sector to another, Marxist students are getting organised to build solidarity and support for striking workers. Students and workers – unite and fight!
UK campuses have been shut down over the last week by a national walkout of UCU members. The Marxist Student Federation has been active in mobilising students to offer support and solidarity. Workers and students: unite and fight!
Philosophy might seem irrelevant to the fight for revolution. But in truth, it is only by having a correct, scientific outlook that we can transform the world around us.
Monday marked the 105th anniversary of the October Revolution. These 10 days shook the world and spurred on proletarian movements in countries far and wide. Over a century later and the Russian Revolution one of the most distorted events in history. The international bourgeois work actively to confuse and lie about the Russian Revolution. As Marxists, we must take a more serious approach. What is the real history of the revolution and how can we replicate it today?
The development of class consciousness is of prime interest to Marxists. The working class runs society, as Ted Grant said “not a wheel turns, not a lightbulb shines without the kind permission of the working class”. Despite this fact, the leadership of the left fails to see the development of class consciousness in the working class. This leads to demoralisation and pessimism. On the other hand, Marxists have complete optimism; not in the idea that capitalism can change, but that the working class can overthrow this decrepit system.
One way to understand whether a society is progressing or regressing is to look at how it treats education.
“Growing up as a working class Muslim, I faced the sharp end of the horrors of capitalism. As I became political, I developed a deep pessimism that nothing could change. Finding the Marxist Student Federation allowed me to understand the genuine Marxist ideas that we need to fight capitalism. It gave me the optimism to fight. “