Longstanding, Belfast-based Socialist Party member David (Davy) Bell has died at the age of 69. Davy joined Militant, the forerunner of the Socialist Party in 1978 and dedicated himself to selfless activity on behalf of the working class across more than four decades.
Too many socialists, even among those who like to see themselves as revolutionary Marxists, have been sadly late in discovering and understanding the ecological analysis of capitalism’s irreparable metabolic rift with the planet and nature that Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels began working on during the 1800s.
With growing calls, including from some on the left, for nuclear fission to be widely harnessed as a means to shift away from fossil fuels and cut carbon emissions, HBO’s mini-series Chernobyl comes as a timely reminder of the colossal dangers associated with this technology.
The election of the Eton-educated, racist toff Boris Johnson as Tory leader and thus the new Prime Minister reflects the political crisis of British capitalism, but it also poses a fresh and urgent challenge to the workers’ movement.
A very significant surge for the Greens, huge loss of seats for Sinn Fein, and losses for the Left were the headline stories of Local and European Elections May 2019. While the elections absolutely did not represent any ringing endorsement for the Government or political establishment, the combination of the […]
The movement of school climate strikes has spread from Stockholm to all corners of the world, marking a crossroads between peaceful complicity in our own demise, and further action to save the climate for good.
The European election in Britain – which was never meant to have taken place – saw the two main parties take a battering as voters largely used the poll to voice their opinion on Brexit.
At this year’s state of the union address Donald Trump stated that “America will never be a socialist country.” More recently at a National Republican Congressional Committee Dinner, he declared that he will be running in 2020 to fight a “socialist takeover” of the United States and a prominent US […]