|SocialismToday Socialist Party magazine|
Issue 170 July/August 2013
Plutocrats wield power and influence by virtue of their wealth. The ultra-free-market, globalised capitalism of recent years has produced a new breed of super-rich plutocrats. Wealth gives them influence, which gives them power, which enhances their wealth. LYNN WALSH reviews a recent study of the super-rich elite.
Together with a new introduction taking account of recent developments - discussions with the RMT union, Communist Party, and others on the left, as well as UKIP's electoral successes - we carry CLIVE HEEMSKERK'S article (first published in the Socialist newspaper in 2009) explaining why the Socialist Party participated in the RMT-led No2EU-Yes to Democracy coalition in that year’s European elections.
What started as a protest to save a park became a massive movement against the authoritarian regime. Facing savage police violence, new layers of workers and youth rose up to fight for their rights. They are here to stay, writes KAI STEIN.
Why not take out an annual subscription online, and receive Socialism Today every month?