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"Exploring Anti-Capitalist Politics and Culture:
A Marxist and Eco-Socialist Perspective"

Welcome to my blog, a space dedicated to exploring anti-capitalist politics, Marxism, eco-socialism, and the intersections between culture and politics. Through articles, reviews, and analyses, I aim to provide insight into the complex and multifaceted world of leftist politics, and the ways in which our political and economic systems intersect with and impact our cultural space.  

Whether you’re interested in art, TV, books, film, or simply seeking a deeper understanding of the world around you, this blog is for you.

Join me on this journey as we explore the possibilities and limitations of a world beyond capitalism.

Latest Musings:

Yeats Was Right: The Worst are Full of Passionate Intensity

As the 40th anniversary of the divisive 1984 UK miners’ strike approaches, this post explores the passionate but vanishing working class solidarity that defined the dispute, contrasting it with the current decaying state of British politics.

9th National Ceasefire Now march, to Israeli Embassy London 17th February 2024.

Ghosts of Thatcherism

The UK government’s attack on dissent and protest rights echoes a long history of state suppression, revealing a deep fear of the power of a mobilised working class.

More Musings:

Yeats Was Right: The Worst are Full of Passionate Intensity

As the 40th anniversary of the divisive 1984 UK miners’ strike approaches, this post explores the passionate but vanishing working class solidarity that defined the dispute, contrasting it with the current decaying state of British politics.

9th National Ceasefire Now march, to Israeli Embassy London 17th February 2024.

Ghosts of Thatcherism

The UK government’s attack on dissent and protest rights echoes a long history of state suppression, revealing a deep fear of the power of a mobilised working class.

Tories Out

Capitalist Decay And The Tory Crisis

The Conservative Party’s recent by-election failures highlight more than just their own incompetence. They point to a fundamental crisis within the capitalist system itself, a system which the Conservatives strive to preserve amidst increasing dysfunction.

NVIDIA crystal logo cube

The Threat of Artificial Superintelligence

The development of artificial superintelligence (ASI) brings with it both great promise and great risk for humanity. This post explores the threats that unchecked ASI poses in concentrating power and wealth, as well as the need for deliberate governance and democratisation of this technology to harness its benefits for the global public good.

ME TU image - person holding placade which states TUC - stand down perpetrators.

GMB women letter to Yorks and Humber region

This letter from the GMB Women group highlights ongoing issues of bullying and harassment within the union, especially targeting women members. It calls for solidarity to address these problems and reinstate suspended members.

Four Just Stop Oil supporters

The Death Agony of Capitalism and the Tasks of the Eco-Socialist Revolutionary

Decades of incremental climate action have utterly failed to spur the urgent systemic transformation needed to address the worsening climate crisis. Therefore, radical eco-socialist change involving confrontational civil disobedience targeting the continued use of fossil fuels may now be the only morally justifiable pathway left to break the stranglehold of capitalism and give humanity a chance at a livable future.

"fighting for rights in the gig economy" by davide.alberani is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0. To view a copy of this license, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/?ref=openverse.

Reclaiming the Language of Class

Simon Pearson argues that Marxists must revive class-based language and analysis of capitalism’s exploitation to connect today’s diverse struggles against inequality and build mass working class power.

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