theory

Police: enforcers of class rule

The police do not exist to ‘protect and serve’ the population at large.

Reginald Banks  ·  11 July 2021

Marxism and elections

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 […]

Red Flag  ·  04 May 2015

Revolution and counter-revolution in the Arab Spring

  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 […]

Red Flag  ·  19 August 2014

The Great Unrest: Organising the Rank and File 1910-1914

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 […]

Red Flag  ·  12 May 2012

Marxism and the state

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, […]

Red Flag  ·  30 May 2011

The Gramsci Enigma

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.

Red Flag  ·  19 May 2011

Royal Wedding celebrates all that is wrong with the system

“For richer, for poorer?” A sick joke at our expense, writes Joana Ramiro

Red Flag  ·  29 April 2011

The problem of autonomism

Luke Cooper discusses the growing phenomenon of autonomism in the anti-cuts and student movement  

Red Flag  ·  26 April 2011

Socialism: the transition to communism

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, […]

Red Flag  ·  19 April 2011

Introducing Workers Power

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 […]

Red Flag  ·  25 March 2011

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