Response to Mike Macnair’s article in Weekly Worker Issue 1460 “It’s good to talk”.

We in ‘Talking About Socialism…from a Marxist point of view’ have a clear idea of what we want and we’re prepared to talk about it with anyone who is interested. We want to work together with others who share our aim of creating the basis of a mass socialist/communist party. Continue Reading

Criticism about TAS from Weekly Worker and our response

Talking About Socialism…from a Marxist point of view has recently come in for criticism in the pages of the Weekly Worker, the paper of the Communist Party of Great Britain. First came an article from Mike Macnair on 29 September 2023. Will McMahon and Nick Wrack replied on 9 October Continue Reading

On the need for a new mass socialist/communist party: A reply to the CPGB-PCC from Talking About Socialism…from a Marxist point of view

Below is a reply to a number of articles in the Weekly Worker paper which criticise Talking About Socialism…from a Marxist point of view. The chronology is set out here. In recent weeks there have been not a few references in the pages of the Weekly Worker to Talking About Socialism…from Continue Reading

Broad to death: the problem with broad left parties

This article is based on the notes for an introduction given by Chris on 7th August which, along with the discussion afterwards, can be watched on YouTube: ‘Transform? The problem with broad left parties’  For over thirty years there have been repeated attempts to build a political space to the Continue Reading

On-line discussion: What kind of democracy do we have, and need?

This meeting was chaired by Nick Wrack, on 18th September 2023. Watch the video here. Ed Potts introduces a discussion looking at democracy.  What sort of democracy do we have under capitalism?  What sort of democracy do we need?  What should democracy mean in the workers’ movement? Ed starts by reflecting on the Continue Reading

50 years since Pinochet’s coup in Chile

To mark fifty years since General Augusto Pinochet’s coup in Chile, carried out on 11 September 1973, we carry this poem by Janet Sillett. The disappeared By Janet Sillett Stooping women searching in the arid sand of Atacama Desert bone fragments meticulously cleaned the loudest of silences The baked earth Continue Reading

Online Discussion: What sort of public ownership do socialists want?

Zoom session on 29th May 2023. Watch the video here. Read Nick Wrack’s article here. Nick Wrack introduced this session, looking at what sort of public ownership socialists should call for. Socialists often talk about nationalisation, and about the need for state ownership. Nick argues that at root we should Continue Reading

Capitalist Environmental Crises: A Socialist Response

In ‘Revenge of Nature: did the Rain Spoil your Grand Prix?’[1], Will McMahon paints a stark picture of the choices facing humanity under capitalism in the face of environmental catastrophe, but also throws down a gauntlet to socialists regarding our responsibilities in response to the crisis.  What are we, and should Continue Reading