Harold Wolpe showed how poor rural areas subsidised low wages of migrant workers’ wages.
During the apartheid period in South Africa – 1948 to 1994 – a lively intellectual culture of opposition emerged on some of the country’s university campuses and within the broader anti-apartheid movement…
Pro-democracy activists march in Hong Kong in May 2019 to commemorate the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests.
Back in 1989, workers joined students in pro-democracy protests. Now students are joining workers agitating for better conditions.
Raya Dunayevskaya believed “Marxism is a theory of liberation or it is nothing.”
The book, Marxism and Freedom was written in 1958. Yet, it remains relevant today.
Erik Olin Wright, 1947-2019.
The late sociologist looked at existing 'utopias' that could herald a world after capitalism.
Flowers on a memorial to Rosa Luxemburg in Berlin, 100 years after her murder.
It's been 100 years since the murder of Marxist revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg.
Norman Geras was clear in his work that revolutionary violence should be a last resort.
The University of Reading wrongly judged that Geras' essay, which discusses political violence, might fall foul of the government's Prevent strategy.
Marx believed that exploitation of workers and of nature went hand-in-hand.
Karl Marx Monument in Chemnitz, in eastern Germany.
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A scholar of literary radicalism asks whether Marx's writings are at all relevant to the world's struggles with inequality today and why he's no longer being relegated to the dustbin of history.
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Marx's spectre still haunts everything from economics to politics to literature. Here's where to start if you want to know more.
Thinking with Karl Marx on his 200th birthday means recognising the importance of thought.
Some say the gig economy is capitalism's final victory, but maybe it's not.
This is certainly a moment to bring Engels's shade out of the shadows.
A furious Twitter row between a TV personality and South African politician about slavery sheds light on the failings of arguments in 280 characters.
Despite the climate crisis, humans have continued emitting and intensively using fossil fuels.
The climate crisis is a complex scientific problem. New systems have to be developed through democratic systemic reforms.
The controversial opinions of University of Toronto professor Jordan Peterson have garnered interest around the world and have led to wide media exposure, including this interview with Britain’s Channel 4 News.
Jordan Peterson is now a right-wing darling for his views on everything from transgender people, the #MeToo movement and political correctness on campus. But he's not saying anything new.
Female protesters in Petrograd (now St Petersburg) in 1917 on International Women’s Day.
How a journalist from Nebraska chased the 'Soviet dream' all the way to Russia, only to be expelled on accusations of espionage.
Student protests in South Africa have centred around free tertiary education.
Generational rebellion is an enduring feature of all societies. Indeed, it is the dynamic through which societies renew themselves and move forward.
Protesters in New York ahead of inauguration.
The people who voted for the new American president may not be as hard for the Left to reach as it may appear.
South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma (left), who is also the president of the governing ANC, and his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa.
After two decades of political dominance, the electoral performance of the ANC is at its lowest since it became the governing party of South Africa in 1994. But is the party really unraveling?
A memorial service for Castro in Johannesburg.
A brave foreign policy changed history in Angola and South Africa.