Marxism is a political theory which says that the only way to secure real change is through the revolutionary transformation of the current capitalist system to socialism, where society’s vast wealth is democratically owned and controlled by and for the good of the people, rather than for the profits of a tiny minority. The Sussex Marxist Society was founded to discuss these ideas and their relevance to contemporary events. We are affiliated to the Marxist Student Federation which advocates for socialism in universities nationally.

The leaders of the capitalist system cannot find a solution to the current global crisis. The fallout of the crash of 2008 continues to wreak havoc on the world economy, while governments respond with harsh austerity. Imperialist wars of the past twenty years have left the Middle East  bleeding at the hands of ISIL and caused a refugee crisis in Europe. Palestine remains under the thumb of Israeli imperialists.

However, the Arab Spring and the movements around Podemos in Spain, SYRIZA in Greece and Jeremy Corbyn in Britain show that people are fed up with austerity and capitalism.  In this climate, it is vital that we are educated in the ideas of Marxism in order to provide a socialist alternative.

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