The police do not exist to ‘protect and serve’ the population at large.
By Dave Stockton May 4, 2015 To understand how classical Marxists developed their tactics towards elections, we need to understand their analysis of the class nature of the state and of its political forms and how these effect the working class struggle for power. Marx and Engels in the Communist Manifesto, stated the goal of […]
A. Revolution and counter-revolution in the Arab world 1. The third anniversary of the outbreak of the Arab Revolutions provided little cause for celebrations. Events in Egypt, Syria and Libya indicated the advance in various forms of a counterrevolution that has crushed most of the hopes and achievements of 2011. 2. In Egypt, after […]
In this timely commemorative article, Dave Stockton looks at the lessons from the great working class struggles before World War One. Part two will follow next month. We have just marked the 100th anniversary of the miners’ strike of February-April 1912. This was the first national strike by a section of workers who in […]
By Simon Hardy Many people think that the police in Britain are somehow neutral in political matters. But recent events have exposed the real nature of the police force. This article examines the role of the police and the state in our society The role of the police Lord Imbert, ex-chief of the Metropolitan Police, […]
Many on the left look to Antonio Gramsci to provide political theory about working class organisation and strategy. In this article from 1986 Andy Cleminson and Keith Hassell critically examine the ideas of Gramsci.
“For richer, for poorer?” A sick joke at our expense, writes Joana Ramiro
Luke Cooper discusses the growing phenomenon of autonomism in the anti-cuts and student movement
Karl Marx was not the first to condemn capitalism for the poverty and inequality that it creates, neither was he the first to fight for a society in which poverty and inequality would be eradicated. But he was the first to realise that capitalism itself would create the forces capable of overthrowing it. Before Marx, […]
WORKERS POWER is a Marxist organisation committed to building the strongest possible resistance to cuts, imperialist occupation in the Middle East, racism, sexism, environmental destruction and war. We fight for solidarity with the revolutions against western-backed dictators in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Bahrain and Yemen. The root of all these evils is the capitalist system, so we […]