Tag: socialism

Socialism v Capitalism: FAQ

Socialism v Capitalism: FAQ

A new generation of young people, disgusted by the absurd inequality of capitalism, are rallying around socialist ideas. In response, capitalist ideologues have trailed out the same old, tired and baseless slogans to defend their system. But, isn’t capitalism human nature? How often have we heard this? That there is […]

Towards a Syriza government?

Towards a Syriza government?

Interview with Andros Payiatsos, Xekinima (CWI in Greece) At the end of last year a constitutional crisis arose in austerity-ridden Greece with the failure to elect a president. This triggered an early general election to be called for 25 January. Much to the panic of the capitalist class internationally, Syriza […]

World Perspectives: A turbulent period in history

World Perspectives: A turbulent period in history

This statement was agreed on December 5, 2014, by a meeting of the International Executive Committee (IEC) of the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI). This meeting was attended by comrades from 35 countries, from all continents. This document does not cover developments in South America, which were covered in a separate document.

Socialism: the great anti-theft movement

Socialism: the great anti-theft movement

In 1910, James Connolly wrote his celebrated pamphlet Socialism Made Easy. As well as playing a leading role in assisting working class people to organise for their basic rights, both he and Jim Larkin sought to popularise the ideas of socialism as an alternative to the rule of the bosses. […]

How would socialism work? And how could it help stop climate change?

How would socialism work? And how could it help stop climate change?

Humanity is at one of the most important crossroads in its 200,000 year history. Having spread across the globe about 30,000 years ago, we advanced through various stages of hunting and gathering to develop agriculture and animal husbandry 20,000 years later. This began a shift from human muscle power to […]

Is economic inequality inevitable? – A socialist view

Imagine a world of seven billion people in which 85 of the richest individuals own more wealth than the bottom half of humanity combined. Such a world is where we live. Consider the US, where wealth inequality has skyrocketed, especially in recent years. Here the three richest people possess more […]

2014 – another year of mass struggles beckons

Appeal of socialist change will grow Peter Taaffe, General Secretary of the Socialist Party (CWI England and Wales), reviews the developments and events of 2013 in Britain and worldwide, and discusses further struggles in 2014 and the development of the workers’ movement. “Where is this uprising from the left? This […]

“The global elite is in fear of an uprising of the masses”

Report from the session on ’world perspectives’ which took place at the recent International Executive Committee (IEC) of the CWI By Kevin Parslow, Socialist Party (CWI in England and Wales) “The global elite is in fear of an uprising of the masses”. This quote from the German newspaper Die Welt […]