• | B 52 | MR Online

    U.S. bombers in the NT increase the risk of war

    The Pentagon will deploy the B-52s to the Tindal air base near Katherine.

  • | Benito Mussolini marching into Rome | MR Online

    Lessons from the rise of Mussolini, 100 years on

    One hundred years ago, in October 1922, Benito Mussolini’s paramilitary blackshirts marched on the Italian capital to demand the dissolution of the government of Prime Minister Luigi Facta.

  • | garmentworkers | MR Online

    Inside the global garment industry

    Clothing and footwear manufacturing is characterised by a globalised “value chain”, in which each phase of production is concentrated in a different region.

  • | Giorgia Meloni | MR Online

    Global ruling classes welcome fascist-led government in Italy

    The Italian general election was a historic win for the far right.

  • | Far right makes gains in Swedish elections | MR Online

    Far right makes gains in Swedish elections

    In 1994, 15-year-old Jimmie Åkersson sought out a neo-Nazi party. Today, he’s brought that party into the mainstream.

  • | At the end of 2021 Italy was crowned country of the year by the Economist magazine | MR Online

    The Italian road to fascism

    At the end of 2021, Italy was crowned “country of the year” by the Economist magazine

  • | Marx | MR Online

    Marx’s ‘Capital’

    Capitalism comes into the world “dripping from head to foot, from every pore, with blood and dirt”. So concludes Marx after a lengthy account of the transition from feudalism to capitalism near the end of Capital, Volume I.

  • | What would be different about a socialist economy | MR Online

    What would be different about a socialist economy?

    The New York Stock Exchange is perhaps the premier institutional expression of the capitalist economy.

  • | Why workers wages will always be too low | MR Online

    Why workers’ wages will always be too low

    Do you ever feel undervalued at work—like you contribute much more than your pay packet suggests?

  • | Will we learn the lessons from the defeat of Roe | MR Online

    Will we learn the lessons from the defeat of Roe?

    When Sydney Harper, producer of the New York Times’ podcast the Daily, went to the Supreme Court of the United States in the wake of the overturning of Roe vs. Wade, she talked to a bystander who was “shocked” to see a large celebration of anti-abortion activists outside the courthouse.

  • | Crisis of Sri Lankan capitalism provokes a popular uprising | MR Online

    Crisis of Sri Lankan capitalism provokes a popular uprising

    Since early April, Sri Lanka has been engulfed by a wave of mass protests demanding the resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Thousands of workers and students have mobilised in the most significant mass movement in 30 years.

  • | Global military spending reaches record high | MR Online

    Global military spending reaches record high

    World military spending has passed U.S.$2 trillion for the first time, according to new data published by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Last year was the seventh consecutive year that world military spending increased; total expenditure has almost doubled this century.

  • | This is America | MR Online

    ‘This is America’: cops, Democrats, and the MOVE bombing of 1985

    “Attention, MOVE. This is America. You have to abide by the laws of the United States.” This was the ultimatum given through a Philadelphia police megaphone to a group of Black activists trapped in their home in the early morning of 13 May 1985.

  • | The ruling class in Australia | MR Online

    The ruling class in Australia

    Who rules Australia? The politicians, the ultra-wealthy class of capitalists or the high-powered bureaucrats who run the state—the military generals, court justices, heads of government departments and so on? The answer is all three. Together, they make up the Australian ruling class.

  • | Whos middle class | MR Online

    Who’s middle class?

    Of all classes, the middle class is the one with the most people clamouring to be part of it. Many members of the ruling class prefer the label “middle” to one that makes capitalist dominance so overt. Many workers think that having a middle-income job by default puts them in the middle class. And people who want to downplay the working class’s revolutionary potential prefer to say,

  • | Modern Working Class | MR Online

    Australia’s modern working class

    More than 160 years ago, Karl Marx and Frederick Engels, in the “Communist Manifesto,” described workers as those “who live only so long as they find work, and who find work only so long as their labour increases capital”.

  • | Rosa Luxemburg and the German revolution | MR Online

    Rosa Luxemburg and the German revolution

    The carnage of World War I was ended by revolution in Germany. It began in November 1918 with a mutiny of sailors in Kiel.

  • | Reform vs Revolution in Russia 1917 | MR Online

    Reform vs Revolution in Russia 1917

    In October 1917, revolutionary Russian workers, supported by millions of peasants and soldiers, succeeded in overthrowing capitalist rule and replacing it with their own democratic structures of power.

  • | Lenins The State and Revolution | MR Online

    Lenin’s ‘The State and Revolution’

    The starting point for his argument was the class nature of the capitalist state. Drawing on the writings of Marx and Engels, Lenin demolishes the idea that the state is a neutral body standing above social classes. Instead, he argues that the state exists as a means for one class to maintain its dominance over another.

  • | Lenins Imperialism | MR Online

    Understanding war: Lenin’s ‘imperialism: The highest stage of capitalism’

    The outbreak of World War I ushered in a new age of barbarism in Europe.