Ukraine war two years on  – who are the winners and losers?

This article is based on Will McMahon’s introduction to the 19 February Talking About Socialism event which you can watch here. Between the last quarter of 2022 and March 2023 over 60,000 Ukrainian troops were given training in NATO countries, and accompanying military supplies, in preparation for the Spring Offensive Continue Reading

Sunak, Shapps and Starmer beat the war drum

In a speech delivered at Lancaster House in London on Monday 15 January 2024, titled Defending Britain from a more dangerous world, UK Defence Minister Grant Shapps evoked the spirit of previous war-mongering Tory Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher to prepare the British public for war. War on many fronts. War that will Continue Reading

What is socialism?

Welcome to this Marxist website. Its aim is to promote Marxist ideas, analysis and discussion.  Against the background of the failed experience of Corbynism in the UK and the rout of the socialist left inside the Labour Party, and with the development of a new wave of industrial working-class militancy, Continue Reading