Today is a big day for the Marxist tendency in Britain. Not only are hundreds of Socialist Appeal comrades gathering in London this weekend for the organisation’s national conference 2023. But we also are proud to announce that our website has been relaunched, with a brand new look and a range of new features – all with the same amazing ideas and analysis, of course!
This couldn’t come at a more important time. World capitalism is in a state of turmoil, with crises, wars, and revolutions becoming the new normal.
The class struggle is reaching a fever pitch. Increasing numbers of people – particularly the youth – are turning towards revolutionary ideas. As one poll by a bourgeois think-tank found, 1 in 3 young people in Britain consider themselves communists!
Are you a communist? Then get organised with the International Marxist Tendency, study Marxist ideas, and fight for revolution in our time!
— Socialist Appeal (@socialist_app) February 28, 2023
At Socialist Appeal and the International Marxist Tendency, we have set ourselves the task of channelling this burning desire for revolutionary change into the building of a revolutionary party – one that can lead workers and youth in the fight to overthrow capitalism.
On the basis of Marxist ideas, we are training up a new generation of class fighters, capable of taking our ideas into the wider movement.
We hope that the wealth of resources on our website – including news articles, long-reads, podcasts, videos, and more – will help our activists and supporters in this vital task.
First launched in 1997, socialist.net has been providing top-quality Marxist theory and analysis for over 25 years. The website has undergone various changes throughout this period, with the latest update taking place six years ago.
In order to make our site more navigable, user-friendly, and responsive on mobile devices, we have redesigned the entire site, from top to bottom.
Our homepage now features articles, links to our theoretical material, and a striking new video giving a flavour of what it’s like to be active with Socialist Appeal. What’s more, it is now easier to find out how you can get involved and support us in the fight for socialism.
At the bottom of every page, you can find a link to the latest issue of our newspaper, Socialist Appeal, and sign up to our weekly email newsletter.
Here, you can browse curated pages of educational resources, ranging from Marxist philosophy to the lessons of past revolutions, along with links to classic Marxist texts offered by our bookshop: Wellred Books.
As Engels once said, Marxist theory is our sharpest weapon in the class struggle. We hope that the education hub will help our supporters and readers to elevate their understanding of Marxism.
Our trade union bulletin page has also been re-designed, allowing our activists in the labour movement to advance Marxist ideas in their workplace and trade union branches.
Every episode of Marxist Voice – the podcast of Socialist Appeal – is now available on our site, so you can seamlessly listen to the Marxist theory and analysis without leaving socialist.net. And all of these talks are also available to watch on our YouTube channel.
Lastly, we have added a handy feature which allows our readers to receive notifications to their device as soon as new articles and podcasts come out. Be sure to turn this on, so you’ll never miss an article again!
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At the end of the day, these are all mediums for spreading our ideas. But our real task, as Marx himself put it, is to turn ideas into a material force, capable of transforming society.
Behind all of these sits a real-life revolutionary organisation, which is actively building the forces of Marxism on the ground – in Britain and internationally.
And we are recruiting for revolution, calling on the most dedicated class fighters and young communists to join us in the struggle for socialism.
So if you agree with our programme and perspectives, and with the ideas outlined in our articles, podcasts, and publications, then get in touch right now, to get organised with other Marxist activists in your area.
Join the revolution! Join the communists! Join the International Marxist Tendency!