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Class-consciousness and the naked king

10 May 2007

Russian communist Boris Kagarlitsky, founder of the Moscow-based Institute of Globalisation Studies, speaks to Mark Fischer about Yeltsin, Putin, the liberal opposition and the workers' movement

New scramble for Africa?

05 Apr 2007

Fifty years after African colonies began to win formal independence from the imperialists Nick Rogers looks at the continent's political and economic significance today

Seeds of the new society

07 Dec 2006

Within the symptoms of decline, Hillel Ticktin argues, there are anticipations of the future

Fuse workers' movement and Marxism

09 Nov 2006

Boris Kagarlitsky looks at the prospects and possibilities for the Russian left

Capitalist logic and NHS Logistics

21 Sep 2006

Privatisation of the whole of the national health service may not be on the cards just yet. But an important part of it is to be privatised in a few days. Jim Moody reports

Iran's workers need support

07 Sep 2006

Iran's president Ahmadinejad is a defender of neoliberalism, says Yassamine Mather

Decline and the transition to socialism

13 Oct 2005

Hillel Ticktin concludes his discussion on the theory of decline by examining its forms as capitalism makes way for a higher society

The theory of decline and capital

06 Oct 2005

In the first of two articles, Hillel Ticktin, editor of Critique, looks at the rise and fall of different modes of production and the problems of transition and non-transition

Political economy of aid

30 Jun 2005

What lies behind the establishment's 'campaign for Africa'? Hillel Ticktin, editor of Critique, looks beneath the hype

Crumbling like powder

08 Jan 2004

Mehdi Kia, co-editor of 'Iran Bulletin' - Middle East Forum, on the Iranian earthquake and the fate of the islamic regime

Fair trade or socialism?

08 Jan 2004

Ben Lewis reviews: George Monbiot, The age of consent Harper Collins, 2003, pp274, £15.99

A bridge too far

18 Dec 2003

Mike Macnair reviews: Graham Dutfield, 'Intellectual property rights, trade and biodiversity', Earthscan Publications, 2002, pp238, £24.95 Michael Perelman, 'Steal this idea: intellectual property rights and the corporate confiscation of creativity', Palgrave, 2002, pp242, £17.65 Peter Drahos, 'A philosophy of intellectual property', Ashgate, 1996, reprint 2002, pp272, £60

State, religion and exploitation

27 Nov 2003

Al Richardson, who died last week, made a valuable contribution to Marxist thought. As a tribute we republish his article on the Asiatic mode of production, based on an opening given to Communist University 2001

Rail maintenance renationalised

30 Oct 2003

On Thursday October 23 Network Rail announced that it was to take all track maintenance work back in house - effectively renationalising the majority of rail maintenance contracts. Bill Stanley reports

Anti-capitalism

21 Sep 2000

A decade after the self-collapse of bureaucratic socialism in the USSR and eastern Europe the world's big bankers and the pampered representatives of global capital meet over September 26-28. It is the IMF-World Bank's 55th annual conference and is being held in Prague with much fanfare - not least in order to mark the acceptance of the Czech Republic by the 'international community'.