Bernie's Betrayal: The Fight for Socialism Continues!

Written by John Peterson Saturday, 30 July 2016

sanders-surrenderWith the crowning of Hillary Clinton at the DNC in Philadelphia, the 2016 election cycle appears to have come full circle. She began as the frontrunner twelve months ago, and she is now officially the party's nominee. However, what we have passed through over the last few months is not a circle, but a contradictory spiral of development. The river of American political struggle has overflowed, and while Sanders' capitulation will inevitably lead to a temporary ebbing of the tide, its course has been changed forever.


Upheaval in Britain: where are we heading?

Written by Socialist Appeal Editorial Statement Friday, 29 July 2016

Our Corbyn - Socialist Appeal BritainEvents are now moving at a lightning speed. Everyday there is a new twist and turn in the situation. Britain has become the focal point of the European crisis and even the world crisis. As we have explained in previous articles, the crisis which began in 2008 represented a turning point and would have massive repercussions around the world.


Reading guide: Marxism and the European Union

Written by In Defence of Marxism Tuesday, 26 July 2016

ragged EU flag - Public DomainThe European debt crisis of 2009 marks a decisive turning point in the history of European capitalism. Across the continent, the economic, diplomatic and political situation is characterised by uncertainty, instability and collapse. Everywhere, contradictions which had built up under the surface for decades have exploded onto the scene.


NATO and the contradictions within western Imperialism

Written by Ben Gliniecki and Hamid Alizadeh Friday, 22 July 2016

NATO Nicolas Raymond CC BY 2.0The recent NATO summit in Warsaw was full of contradiction and tensions between members of the alliance. The fragility of NATO’s power and the instability of world relations were on display for all to see.


Greece in crisis – Part Four: Declining productivity is the key

Written by Fred Weston Thursday, 21 July 2016

Neorion shipyard at Syros - By Nikos Roussos -  CC BY-SA 2.0Greece joined the European Union in 1981 and adopted the euro in 2001. What impact did these two events have on the Greek economy? Within the general boom conditions across Europe pre-2007, Greece also boomed, but this hid the real underlying weaknesses of the Greek economy, in particular its declining productivity.


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