Socialists have long been at the forefront of the struggle for gender equality.
In this classic work, Lenin explains how Marxism represents a new, higher-level synthesis of the most profound thinking previously developed by humanity.
Written five years after Marx’s passing, this work was intended to arm the German working-class movement with the Marxist method.
Alan Woods, editor of In Defense of Marxism, provides a summary of Marx’s contributions to philosophy.
“The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point is to change it.”
If we are to have a genuinely revolutionary understanding of society, we have to throw the light of Marxist analysis on even the most shadowy corners of the bourgeois state, including constitutional law.
The only way to ensure that people are not alienated from the world around them is to give them genuine control over their lives.
On the 170th anniversary of the Manifesto, and 200 years since Marx’s birth, the document is more relevant than ever for new generations of revolutionary socialists.
No other event in human history has been the subject of more distortions than the Russian Revolution.
The struggle against gender oppression and sexual orientation-based discrimination has developed into mass movements in many countries. These protests have within them an intrinsic revolutionary potential.
Donald Trump’s latest threat, that North Korea would face “fire and fury like the world has never seen”, has sparked speculation in the media over the possibility of a nuclear conflict.
The Spanish Civil War, like any revolutionary period, was an acid test for political parties and tendencies. Despite its ultimate defeat by the counterrevolution, it holds rich lessons for socialists today.