• | Felton Davis Flickr licensed under creative commons httpscreativecommonsorglicensesby20 | MR Online

    Canada is burning. Capitalism stoked the flames

    Wildfires are tearing through the Canadian province of Alberta, the heart of Canada’s lucrative oil and gas industry.

  • | Donald Trump | MR Online

    A farcical U.S. election cycle begins—again

    A recent NBC News poll found that 70 percent of U.S. voters don’t want Joe Biden to recontest the presidency next year. Sixty percent feel likewise about Donald Trump.

  • | Border | MR Online

    The fight for migrant rights in the U.S.: an interview with Justin Akers Chacón

    Justin Akers Chacón, a socialist based in San Diego, California, campaigns for worker and migrant rights in the US-Mexico border region and is the author of The border crossed us: the case for opening the US-Mexico border. He caught up with Red Flag to discuss immigrant rights in the US under Democratic President Joe Biden.

  • | Trans rights are under attack | MR Online

    Trans rights are under attack

    There is a dangerous escalation of transphobia happening right now. The political right in the United States and the United Kingdom are rolling back civil rights for trans people specifically and LGBT people more broadly. This is being driven by an amalgamation of mainstream conservative parties, the far right, Christian fundamentalists and right-wing shock jocks and tabloids.

  • | Rachel Corrie | MR Online

    Remembering Rachel Corrie twenty years on

    Rachel Corrie, an American Palestine-solidarity activist, was crushed to death by an Israeli bulldozer twenty years ago this month. She was murdered by the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) while attempting to defend a Palestinian home from demolition in Rafah, a city in the blockaded Gaza Strip.

  • | Percy Bysshe Shelley 1792 1822 | MR Online

    Shelley’s revolutionary poetry

    Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) was one of the major English Romantic poets—and arguably the greatest.

  • | 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.