What’s the Difference between Socialism and Communism?

The terms ‘socialism’ and ‘communism’ are 2 of the most misused in public discourse, so let’s clear things up. Firstly, socialism is misapplied to what is more accurately described as ‘welfare capitalism’ or ‘when the gov’t does stuff’ (aka ‘social democracy’). This is a pretence of socialism which aims to forestall genuine working class power, […]

Corbyn is not Driving a Radical Movement; He’s the Cork that Contains It

A family is sitting around at home. The father-in-law feels that the others look bored, so suggests a trip to Abilene, Texas. No-one wants to go, they’re tired, the journey is long and it’s too hot to be stuck in the car. Besides, there isn’t much to do in Abilene. Despite this, they all agree […]

‘Labour: The Lesser Evil’ Fairytale, or Don’t Get Arsonists to Put out Fires

Originally published here for Red Fightback. Once upon a time there was a political party that existed solely for the benefit of the people. It gave them a welfare state and the NHS out of pure benevolence. Then along came someone called Tony Blair who slowly turned it into a bad capitalist party until it was […]