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Friedrich Engels once wrote that he played “second fiddle” to Marx. On the 200th anniversary of his birth, we should remember the profound influence that Engels had on his friend and comrade, as well as his own theoretical contributions.
Two hundred years since his birth, Friedrich Engels is often considered a man rooted in the culture of 19th-century thought. But if not all his predictions ring true, his critique of the rising industrial capitalism offers penetrating insights into our own present.
Friedrich Engels was far more than Karl Marx’s benefactor, or the custodian of his intellectual legacy. When they met as young men in the 1840s, Engels was already an accomplished political writer, who first articulated some of the basic concepts of what became “Marxism.”
By Grace Blakeley | Britain has not 'maxed out' its credit card, but it does have a government that wants working people to pay the cost of the pandemic crisis – that's what the new austerity measures are really about.
An interview with Michael Roberts | Friedrich Engels was born 200 years ago today. We should thank him for helping out his friend Karl Marx — but also for the critique of capitalism he produced in his own right.
Two health-care workers who were also CUPE Ontario members were fired in recent years for speaking out about issues of violence in their workplaces, Ontario Council of Hospital Unions president Michael Hurley said at a Tuesday press conference.
One worker had to endure two years of arbitration before they were able to regain their job; the second had to change their name in order to be able to return to work as a personal support worker, Hurley said. Each of these workers had appeared at CUPE media conferences to speak out about their working conditions.
But in recent months, a wave of student protests – including rent strikes, direct actions and occupations – suggest the pandemic could be radicalising a new generation, either reigniting a dormant movement or creating a new one. So far, it seems, with startling success: on Thursday, students in Manchester celebrated an impressive victory, ending a two-week occupation of a university building after winning a 30% rent reduction.
Argentina football legend Diego Maradona said his hero, late Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro - whom he considered a “second father” and whose face he had tattooed on his leg - once urged him to go into politics.
In Libya’s frontline city of Sirte, parts of which still lie in ruins, the commission set up to oversee warring rivals’ recent ceasefire has put its name on a large downtown conference centre - an outward sign of its commitment to peace.
How was this possible so quickly? Well, it was not due to big pharma coming up with the scientific research solutions. It was down to some dedicated scientists working in universities and government institutes to come up with the vaccine formulas. And that was made possible because the Chinese government quickly provided the necessary DNA sequences to analyse the virus. In sum, it was government money and public funds that delivered the medical solution.