World Without Borders 1/3

5th December 2021

Just as capitalism is a world system of society, so too must socialism be. There never has been, and never can be, socialism in just one country. Socialism will be one worldwide community without national boundaries, united humanity, sharing a world of common interests, would also share world administration. This is the socialist alternative to […]

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The Revolutionary Vote 6/6

2nd December 2021

The Vote as Weapon People who come into contact with the World Socialist Movement and learn that we advocate revolution are often surprised that the revolution we urge is one that can be brought about by parliamentary means. To many, the word “revolution” conjures up images of barricades and street fighting. People associate revolution with the violent overthrow of governments, […]

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The Revolutionary Vote 5/6

1st December 2021

The World Socialist Movement seeks a revolution but one involving much more than a change of political master. We want a social revolution, a revolution in the basis of society. A sweeping, fundamental change in political and economic organisation. The key task of the working class is to capture control of the political machinery of society for the […]

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The Revolutionary Vote 4/6

28th November 2021

Many have noticed that whoever gets elected, nothing much really changes. This is because politicians usually have no intention of changing anything. It has been borne out by hard and painful experience that for even the most starry-eyed of us that the politicians we have voted for are not only unable to make good on […]

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The Revolutionary Vote 3/6

26th November 2021

”I’d rather vote for something I want and not get it than vote for something I don’t want, and get it.”– Eugene V. Debs”Even where there is no prospect of achieving their election the workers must put up their own candidates to preserve their independence, to gauge their own strength and to bring their revolutionary position […]

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The Revolutionary Vote 2/6

23rd November 2021

The vote is a gain, a potential class weapon, a potential “instrument of emancipation” as Marx put it. Despite Leninist distortions, Marx and Engels always held that the bourgeois-democratic republic was the best political framework for the development and triumph of the socialist movement. This is a socialist position we see no reason to abandon. Certainly, […]

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The Revolutionary Vote 1/6

21st November 2021

The World Socialist Movement (WSM) has never held that a merely formal majority at the polls will give the workers power to achieve socialism. We have always emphasised that such a majority must be educated in the essentials of socialist principles and have a party democratically organised. William Morris wrote:  “It should be our special aim […]

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No Nations

18th November 2021

After Glasgow’s COP26, many who attended, either as delegates or protesters, go away disappointed that for all the talking, the summit had not accomplished its aims. Success was always a forlorn hope. The World Socialist Movement is trying to get all those who have been excluded from the ownership and control of the means of production […]

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What does ‘too many people’ mean?

14th November 2021

We are told that the more people there are in the world it must mean more resources used and therefore fewer resources to go around for everyone. It is a logic that has led to some highly unsavoury arguments reflecting racist views. By arguing that population growth is the main cause of hunger and environmental ruination, we play into the hands […]

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The Worst of Times

11th November 2021

The environmental crisis is not the result of exceptions nor of any aberrations to the market and profit accumulation system of capitalism. The system of capitalism is at the centre of our climate change emergency with its production of commodities for the sake of realising surplus value. The World Socialist Movement (WSM) exposes the capitalist system’s destructive relationship with nature and its disastrous consequences. Our planet is being poisoned […]

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