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International Socialism Journal
Issue 133


The crisis wears on
Alex Callinicos

The rebirth of our power? After the 30 November mass strike
Charlie Kimber

The Occupy movement and class politics in the US
Megan Trudell

Interview: Working people have no interest in saving the euro
Costas Lapavitsas

China’s capitalism and the crisis
Jane Hardy and Adrian Budd

The Egyptian workers’ movement and the 25 January Revolution
Anne Alexander

Libya at the crossroads
Simon Assaf

Revolution against “progress”: the TIPNIS struggle and class contradictions in Bolivia
Jeffery R Webber

“Take that, Maynard G Krebs!”: the Beat Generation.
Adam Marks

Engels’s contradictions: a reply to Tristram Hunt
Roland Boer

Book reviews

Information is not knowledge
Andy Wilson

Philosophical arabesques
Ross Speer

What’s past is prologue
Sally Kincaid

Dan Swain

Working class theory is something to read
Jamie Woodcock

“How many ways to get what you want?”
Robin Burrett

A trade union whodunit
Julian Alford

Pick of the quarter
This quarter’s selection



‘I believe in the afterlife.

It starts tomorrow,

When I go to work’

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‘The Lamb’ by William Blake – set to music by Victor Rikowski:


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Friedrich Engels: The Frock-Coated Communist

The Frock-Coated Communist: The Revolutionary Life of Friedrich Engels

Tristram Hunt talks about his new book:

21st May, 7.00pm, Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 4QH  

Friedrich Engels is one of the most attractive and contradictory figures of the 19th century. A co-founder of international communism and co-author of The Communist Manifesto, Engels was far more than Marx’s right-hand man. He was a profound thinker in his own right who predicted the social effects of today’s free-market fundamentalism and globalisation. In this talk, Tristram Hunt discusses his biography of Engels, The Frock-Coated Communist, and considers how one of the great bon viveurs of Victorian Britain reconciled his raucous personal life with his uncompromising political philosophy.

Dr Tristram Hunt is one of Britain’s best known young historians. He is a lecturer in British history at Queen Mary, University of London and a former associate fellow at the Centre for History and Economics, King’s College, Cambridge. A leading historical broadcaster, he has authored numerous series for BBC Radio and Television and Channel 4 and is a regular contributor to The Times, The Guardian and The Observer.


This event is organised in partnership with Newham Bookshop.

745-747 Barking Road, London E13 9ER:


Tickets £6 (Concessions £4)

Tel: 020 7392 9220

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