Socialist Economics

21st June 2021

 1: Commodities It is impossible to understand the way in which the Capitalist system works without some knowledge of basic Marxian economics. Such knowledge is invaluable to the Socialist because he can use it to expose the myth that the capitalist is the lynch-pin of society and without him, civilization would perish. The Marxist theory […]

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The Ideas of the WSM

31st May 2021

Socialists know that it is difficult for our fellow-workers to recognise and acknowledge their servile status because wage-slavery is cloaked with many disguises. The absence of legal forms of slavery and serfdom serve to hide the true nature of modern slavery. And because the capitalist class with their media of indoctrination, it is indeed difficult to find the truth. […]

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WSM Principles 2/3

11th January 2022

In elections people talk incessantly about “The System”, “The System has failed”, “The System must be changed”, “Vote for us, because we are going to end The System”.  What system, exactly? Democracy under capitalism is reduced to people voting for competing groups of professional politicians, to giving the thumbs-up or the thumbs-down to the governing or opposition party (or parties). […]

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WSM Principles 1/3

9th January 2022

A Principled Stand “The word Revolution, which we Socialists are so often forced to use, has a terrible sound in most people’s ears, even when we have explained to them that it does not necessarily mean a change accompanied by riot and all kinds of violence, and cannot mean a change made mechanically and in […]

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Cómo se crearon los dioses

8th January 2022

(Un estudio en el materialismo histórico) Introducción Cuando entré en contacto con el Partido Socialista de América, en la primavera de 1910, escuché a algunos de sus miembros hablar sobre la Concepción Materialista de la Historia. Nunca había escuchado el término antes y tenía curiosidad por saber qué significaba. Al acercarme a esos miembros, les […]

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From the archives of the WSP (India) 3/3

7th January 2022

Capitalism and Revolution Capitalist “Capital is a collective product. … Capital is, therefore, not a personal, it is a social power.” – Marx and Engels, Manifesto of the Communist Party, Moscow, 1977, p. 51 Marx discerned that capital “presents itself as an independent substance” – www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1867-c1/ch04.htm “Capital, also, is a social relation of production. It […]

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From the archives of the WSP (India) 2/3

5th January 2022

Marx’s Alternative “It is true that Marx did not believe in drawing up recipes for the cookshops of the future, but he did describe the basis of the society he thought was going to replace capitalism: “an association of free men, working with the means of production held in common” (chapter 1 of Capital); “a […]

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UN MUNDO SIN GUERRA

4th January 2022

Entramos en otro nuevo año y, como en años anteriores, el nuevo año está bajo la perspectiva inminente de una guerra. Los trabajadores pueden ser llamados una vez más a participar en otra matanza donde hombres, mujeres y niños sufrirán. Es fácil culpar a los individuos por iniciar guerras, y algunos son ciertamente culpables, pero […]

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From the archives of the WSP (India) 1/3

3rd January 2022

ASCENDANCE/DECADENCE OF CAPITALISM  Capitalism was progressive during its ascendance i.e., in its formative stage. During this phase, all its necessary formations and reformations were progressive, even though it emerged having been drenched in sweat and blood. Consequently, both the capitalist and working classes were sprouting at their decisive point in time. They were growing – […]

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Happy New Year

1st January 2022

We wish all our web visitors a Happy New Year. We very much wish them that but at the present time, the signs of the coming new year being happy are none too hopeful.  At the dawn of another new year, it is fitting that we look backwards at the past. 2021 was the year in which the world […]

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WSM and Trade Unions 3/3

31st December 2021

As the trade union movement stands today it is still craft and sectional in outlook, still mainly pro-capitalist. The struggle on the economic field held under capitalism has to be, and is, carried on by socialists and non-socialist alike. The small number of workers who really understand the meaning of socialism is such that any attempt […]

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WSM and Trade Unions 2/3

28th December 2021

For clarity, we should state the World Socialist Movement’s position towards trade unions We recognise that, under capitalism, workers depend on the wage or salary they get for the sale of their labour-power and that it is in their interest to get the highest possible price for this; collective organisation and action, as via trade unions, can help […]

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