We have seen a massive expansion of university education in most countries. At the same time the work of university lecturers has been more tightly controlled and they have suffered at least a relative pay cut. As a result, we have seen more strikes by university lecturers and other staff in Britain and in Nigeria.
What makes change happen? What makes some people struggle actively to change the world while others remain passive? For those who want change, what sort of political organization could make it happen faster?
By Chinedu Chukwudinma Walter Rodney was almost the same age as Malcolm X and Martin Luther King when the ruling class murdered him on June 13th 1980. This speaks to the relentless battle he waged against the horrors of capitalism in his mere 38 years of existence. He should be revered as one of the […]
By Ian Birchall A guide to the real Lenin, showing the complexities behind a man often vilified by historians. Ian Birchall guides the reader through an introductory analysis of Lenin’s experiences and achievements, showing his methods and motivations in attempting to create a world in which production was to be for human need rather than […]
State and Revolution (1917) describes the role of the state in society, the necessity of proletarian revolution, and the theoretic inadequacies of social democracy in achieving revolution. It describes the inherent nature of the state as a tool for class oppression, a creation born of one social class’ desire to control all other social classes. […]
By Charlie Hore et al Many Africans have mixed feelings about China. On the one hand China was an underdeveloped peasant economy which transformed itself over the last few decades to being the manufacturing centre of the world. Could this model be successfully followed by Nigeria? On the other hand, China could be seen as […]
by Cinzia Arruzza, Tithi Bhattacharya, and Nancy Fraser Feminism should be about liberating the lives of market women, women farmers, nurses, primary school teachers, office cleaners. They are some of the many women who both go out to work and look after their children and homes. “Women occupy the frontlines of the present ecological crisis, making up 80 […]
by Chimamanda Adichie We Should All Be Feminists includes anecdotes and analyses about what it means to be a feminist. She argues that “feminist” isn’t an insult, but rather a label that should be embraced by all. While feminism advocates for equity and equality between men and women in all aspects of life, the fiercest opposers […]
Tony Cliff (2000) An introduction to Marxism by a Palestinian Jew who emigrated to Britain and founded the Socialist Workers Party. Written for socialists across the world. Download below Tony Cliff