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Gender as the concrete universal

Introduction The idea for writing this article was inspired, by a wish to set out the method Karl Marx employed, in his approach to political economy. However rather than merely set out the method, I thought it might be more … Continue reading

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Bosses clubs, Left wing communism and the fantasy of left exit from the EU

by Joanne Telfer This article was originally published on the Marxist World website in June 2016. Introduction At the time of writing the EU referendum appears to be balanced on a knife-edge and could go either way. Some imagine that … Continue reading

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Venezuela on a knife-edge

by Heiko Khoo Despite the ferocious and violent campaign orchestrated by the US backed Venezuelan opposition, the election of a Constituent Assembly was carried through successfully on Sunday 30th July. Delegates were elected from a wide range of organizations representing … Continue reading

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The Overdetermined Dialectic: Althusser.

Martin Stirner kindly gives us a preview of Chapter 4 of his forthcoming book:  “Dialectic: From Hegel to Althusser”:  “The mystification which dialectics suffers at Hegel’s hands by no means prevents him from being the first to present its general form … Continue reading

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Dialectics, class consciousness and the philosophy of praxis

Introduction I’ve been intending to embark on a project to clarify the meaning of the noun dialectic and the adjective dialectical for many years because I believe that for many in the movement, these words are either obscure or misunderstood. … Continue reading

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Choosing hope over homophobia

By Daniel Pitt. Britain’s first ever same-sex weddings will be celebrated in a few weeks from now after decades of gradual progress, but the shadow of homophobia still hangs on nations across the world. 76 countries still criminalise homosexuality and … Continue reading

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Capitalism won’t solve climate crisis

The concentration of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere has climbed to critical levels, with the latest measurement of this gas by Hawaiian observers puts it at 400 parts per million or the highest rate in human history to put it … Continue reading

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Racist scapegoating isn’t the answer

There are few things a Conservative is more adept at than stirring suspicious contempt of immigrants by employing racist scapegoats, as exemplified by a vile advertising campaign used across six London boroughs which involved a van telling illegal immigrants to … Continue reading

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Wake up from the outsourcing nightmare!

The abhorrent scandal of private firms abusing the power they were given by successive governments in controlling public services, from justice to welfare and health to defence, has once again been brought under public scrutiny as G4S and Serco were … Continue reading

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Spending Review spells further pain

George Osborne’s most recent budget perpetuates the disingenuous style of class war to protect the interests of an elite few. The government is poised to cut £11.5bn more as mapped out in a spending review which is undoubtedly geared towards … Continue reading

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