Socialism is the idea that society can be run for the needs of the many rather than for the profit of a few. These books explain the basics of that idea whilst countering the myths that attempt to discredit those ideas.
For any person looking to change the world in a socialist direction the ideas of Marxism are a vital, even indispensable, tool and weapon to assist the working class in its struggle to change society. The books listed include classic works of Marxism alongside those that introduce them and explain their continuing relevance
The great 1984-85 miners' strike was one of the strike was one of the most momentous events ever in the British labour movement history. The listed books are about the strike and the period that this strike took place within.
2014 marks a hundred years since World War I, which saw the37 million soldiers and civilians lose their lives. The listed books give a Marxist perspective on the war.
The Militant Tendency (now the Socialist Party) has been in the news once again - these books & pamphlets discuss Militant's role within the Labour Party and the Socialist party now argues for independent working class political representation
These books & magazine contain a socialist analysis of the environmental crisis and/or an explanation of how climate change can only be fought by opposing capitalism
2017 marks 100 years since the Russian Revolution, the first time workers through the elected Soviets (workers councils) took power
May 2017 marks 80 years since the May Days in Barcelona a pivotal turning point in the Spanish Civil War.