Israel is a racist state, similar to the way that Apartheid South Africa was organised. The West Bank and Gaza Strip are like the South African Bantustans. Jews from anywhere in the world are free to live in Israel as full citizens. Palestinians have been thrown off their land and are currently being cleared from […]
Struggling Against Neoliberal Hegemony By Femi Aborisade & Drew povey While workers movements have been largely phased out and considered out-dated in most parts of the world during the 1990s, the 21st century has seen a surge in new and unprecedented forms of strikes and workers organisations. One of the most important aspects that will […]
Socialism From Below WHY are so MANY Africans poor? Why do so many die from hunger and disease? Why do so many face a bleak future? The facts are stark. Across Africa, every year, at least 35 million people, including an estimated 17 to 21 million children, face serious food shortages. These crises are not […]
the geopolitical origins of capitalism Alexander Anievas and Kerem Nisancioglu Pluto, 2015 By Drew Povey Karl Marx outlined how capitalism came to dominate the world, replacing the feudal and tributary modes of production in his great work Capital. For Marx, this was an international process of geopolitics, combining slavery and colonialism with class struggle. This […]
By Drew Povey Adam Mayer – Naija Marxisms – Revolutionary Thought in Nigeria (London: Pluto Press, 2016) If you are angry about the current state of global society, especially if you are Nigerian, you should read Naija Marxisms to learn important lessons from whose who struggled against similar challenges. As Isaac Newton said, we can […]
By Anthony Hamilton Malcolm X was an inspirational speaker, an activist and a revolutionary. He was born into poverty in 1925 in the US and his early life was shaped by racist violence: his home was firebombed when he was four and when he was six his father was found dead, probably killed by the […]
By Esme Choonara Leon Trotsky was a central figure in the decisive event of the 20th century, the Russian Revolution of 1917. This is a short, accessible introduction to Trotsky’s life and ideas. Few individuals can have had as full a life as Leon Trotsky. A radical from a young age, a Marxist organiser who […]
Mike Gonzalez, a long-time member of the SWP in Britain, provides an introduction to the politics of José Carlos. That demonstrates how Marxism retains its core approach whilst being adapted to the realities of the Global South in Peru.
Cubans have taken to the streets in cities across the country over the last week, in a wave of rare public protests to express their frustration with rising prices, falling wages, the United States embargo, and the failings of the island’s long-standing communist government to address its economic challenges.
The book provides an excellent view of capitalism and how trades unions can fight it – in the Global South. Many of the issues Rohini raises from a South Asian vantage point are equally true for Nigeria.
By David Seddon We all need to learn from history. This pamphlet demonstrates that popular protest and working class struggle shaped the various paths of capitalist development in Africa from the earliest times to the immediate post-independence period. It emphasises the complexity and contradictions of capitalist development in Africa, and underlines the fact that, for […]
By Munyaradzi Gwisai Socialists in Nigeria need to learn from the experience of socialists in other African countries. The experience of socialists in Zimbabwe provides us with important lessons. How can we organise effectively in the trade unions? How should we organise in broad electrical, popular bodies like the MDC in Zimbabwe and the People’s Alternative […]
Articles from the last year Born in Nigeria in 1946 and educated at the Universities of Ibadan and Lagos. He has taught mathematics since 1974 and is currently writing for the Guardian newspaper in Nigeria. Madunagu has, for some time, been prominent in Nigerian radical and revolutionary politics, and is the author of The Tragedy of […]
More than seventy years have passed since Zionist militias began the process of ethnic cleansing which would force over 750,000 Palestinians from their homes and clear the way for the construction of the state of Israel. This process continues today. It was the ethnic cleansing of East Jerusalem that sparked the current rise in violence […]