Socialist Appeal – the British section of the International Marxist Tendency (IMT) – has launched a recruitment drive, in order to reach 1000 members in Britain.
Last month, in March, we smashed past the figure of 800 comrades, organised in 68 local branches across the length and breadth of the country: from Cornwall and Cardiff, through to Edinburgh and Ipswich. And now we are aiming for the next major milestone.
We are actively recruiting for revolution, looking for communist workers and youth who want to get organised. If this applies to you, then get in touch right now and join the Marxists!
Are you a communist? Then it’s time to get organised.
Communists dedicate their lives to conquering Marxist ideas, intervening in the class struggle, and fighting for revolution.
— Socialist Appeal (@socialist_app) April 6, 2023
What is Socialist Appeal?
Socialist Appeal and the IMT aim to build a revolutionary leadership in Britain and across the world.
We base ourselves on the ideas and methods of Marxism: organising the most militant workers and youth; intervening in the class struggle as communists; and attempting to build a force that can lead the working class in the fight to overthrow capitalism.
Events are accelerating. The mood in society is being transformed. The radicalisation amongst workers and youth is palpable. More and more are identifying as communists, looking to get active and organised, and join the revolutionary struggle for socialism.
Coming to a lamp post near you 😎 pic.twitter.com/KmiV9jz1JA
— Socialist Appeal (@socialist_app) April 17, 2023
Since launching our recruitment campaign at our recent national congress in March, we’ve had over 150 people write into our website, asking to join and get involved. And dozens more are getting in touch every week. Here are some of the things they’ve said:
“I’m a life-long communist. I demand the end of capitalism in my time. I’ve heard you are organising and growing. And now that we are at the greatest crisis of capitalism in over half a century, I want to be a part of building the future.”
“I have agreed with the ideas for a long time, but I only recently started to really get into it as a young person (19 years old). You can see the effects that the ruling class has on everyone else, especially in capitalist societies like the USA and the UK.”
“I feel like parliamentary politics is a dead end for the left, so I wish to join a revolutionary movement. Pretty much every political party in the UK is reactionary and / or bigoted in some way. But Socialist Appeal seem like genuine communists!”
Similarly, last month, over 230,000 people viewed a video on Twitter of one of our comrades in London selling the Socialist Appeal newspaper in a busy park.
The comments and online engagement for this clip alone show the radical mood amongst the youth. We must tap into this, and channel this into building the forces of Marxism, in order to change society.
Are you a communist? Then help us build the Marxist press!
Our newspaper has top-quality analysis of events around the world, as well as articles on Marxist theory and history.
Want to get organised and spread communist ideas on the streets? Join Socialist Appeal today! pic.twitter.com/YvvYifcYqL
— Socialist Appeal (@socialist_app) April 2, 2023
What does our organisation do?
Across the country, we are actively building, organising, educating, and agitating, on the basis of Marxist ideas and theory.
Every one of our local branches holds weekly meetings to discuss important theoretical and political questions, providing valuable Marxist education, alongside organising our activity in the movements of workers and youth.
Here in Sheffield we can be found at rallies, picket lines, and campuses across the city – always with a paper in hand! 🗞️🚩
Our growth comes from our ideas, and for workers and youth who want to overthrow capitalism, our paper offers the clearest explanation of the way forward! https://t.co/zWx3YwK5ge pic.twitter.com/pjyqclZB3S
— Chris M (@cgmcintyr) April 6, 2023
We also organise paper sales and stalls, on high streets and campuses, in order to spread our ideas and meet other communists and revolutionaries looking to get involved.
Are you a communist? Then get organised, because the revolution needs you! ✊
This is the message we were sharing on the streets last weekend, selling the Socialist Appeal newspaper. If you want to join us in building the Marxist press and spreading communist ideas then DM us! pic.twitter.com/wR8oBNk07W
— Socialist Appeal (@socialist_app) April 4, 2023
Similarly, we host public events – particularly through university Marxist societies, as part of the Marxist Student Federation – to provide theory and analysis to a broader audience.
Durham Marxists were at University Hospital Durham where there was a desire to fight among junior doctors. Overwhelming public support kept morale high. The doctors were agreed on the need for militant leadership in order to see their struggle out. pic.twitter.com/a3PCu6CMvJ
— Durham Marxists (@DurhamMarxists) April 13, 2023
Laying the foundations
Alongside all of this, we are also laying the necessary foundations for building our organisation: most importantly, in regards to education and finance.
Over the course of the last year, for example, our members in Britain successfully raised over £200,000 towards the purchase of a new office, which leading Socialist Appeal comrades and full-time staff will share with their counterparts in the IMT.
Similarly, Wellred Books, our publishing house, is working tirelessly to release classic Marxist texts and new theoretical material.
We have recently republished Trotsky’s Writings on Britain. And other recent titles include a Marxist history of the Chartist movement, and a biography of Rosa Luxemburg. Last year we sold over 12,000 books, making us one of the leading publishers of Marxist works in the world.
💥 NEW BOOK ALERT 💥
Grab yourself a copy of Trotsky’s Writings on Britain and delve into the wealth of knowledge covering the history of the class struggle in Britain and how to use the method of Marxism to understand the world today.https://t.co/utM93NWTY9 pic.twitter.com/6A0f093hAi
— Wellred Books (@WellredBooks) February 28, 2023
Our international website, marxist.com, is the number one place to go for Marxist theory and analysis, with over 2.5 million unique views per year.
And our quarterly theoretical journal, In Defence of Marxism, sells over 3,000 copies per issue, with brand new long-reads on a range of fascinating topics, which are translated into multiple languages.
Join the revolution!
This is only a tiny snapshot of what we are doing – and what we are capable of. With capitalism in a historic crisis, the ideas of Marxism have never been more relevant. And there has never been a better time to join.
Are you a communist? Then join Socialist Appeal today, get organised, and fight for revolution!