November 29, 2021
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    Theory

    Circulating an illegal paper

    Leon Trotsky, April 18, 1933 Hitler’s fascist regime took power in Germany on 30 January 1933, and rapidly proceeded to crush all workers’ organisations, political parties, and any independent forums for the working class to organise. This was the m...

    China and the Uighurs: On Xinjiang and the falling Uighur birth rate — Reply to pro-authoritarian ‘l...

    In the second of our two-part article on Chinese imperialism, we wrote: “The huge network of concentration camps, disappearances, torture, rape and more in Xinjiang, directed against the Uighur and mostly Muslim population, are not made up, but are the harsh reality.” Pro-authoritarian so-called lefts have attacked our article.

    Economics: Modern Monetary Theory or Marxism?

    Socialists should be friendly and understanding of MMT’s appeal, but firm in pointing out its weakness as a bourgeois theory which does not recognize the limitations of the capitalist system itself.

    Global tax reform: Is capitalism making the rich pay?

    For socialists, taxing private wealth is not enough, the key question is the ownership of wealth. To take real power over the economy, the nationalisation of big business is necessary, under democratic control by workers and poor, and in real international cooperation.

    China, imperialism and the left

    Today in China, the CCP uses fascistic brutal repressive methods against workers in struggle and other expressions of opposition in China. In Xinjiang, the state campaign against Uighurs combines brutal measures to exterminate their culture, language and religion, with settler colonialism. This is China’s state capitalist imperialism.

    China’s state capitalist imperialism

    In the first of a two-part article Per-Åke Westerlund looks at the rise of Chinese imperialism and what it means for building international workers’ solidarity against international capitalism China becoming the workshop of the world was the main d...

    How do Marxists approach the national question?

    The national question is a crucial question in China as it is around the world First published in the Socialist (社会主义者‏) magazine by ISA in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan More than 100 million of China’s population is made up of non-Han minoriti...

    How would a planned economy work?

    Defence of democratic socialist planning a fundamental task for successful social transformation Peter Delsing, LSP/PSL (ISA in Belgium) This article is based on an introductory speech given to a commission on ‘Marxist economics — How would a pla...

    25N — We Need Socialist Feminism Against Capitalist Violence!

    The fight for an end to violence against women must be an anti-capitalist fight. Statement by the ISA’s International Women’s Bureau November 25th is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, founded in 1981 after the m...

    Capitalism and COVID-19: Why We Need a Planned Economy

    weak spots and vulnerabilities built into every joint in the capitalist system. Keely Mullen Socialist Alternative (ISA-the US) Capitalism is set up like a house of cards. Disjointed supply chains, competition for component parts, research a...

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    Climate crisis: The truth about dirty energy

    Nearly every component of our day to day lives, from flipping on the lights to flipping through our phone, is powered by dirty energy. Rebecca Green,...

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