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Education

"This crippling of individuals I consider the worst evil of capitalism...I am convinced there is only one way to eliminate these grave evils, namely through the establishment of a socialist economy, accompanied by an educational system which would be oriented toward social goals."

Intensifying the exploitation of labour: neoliberal educational policies in India and elsewhere
Tuesday, 14 April 2020 14:10

Intensifying the exploitation of labour: neoliberal educational policies in India and elsewhere

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Yanis Iqbal presents the first part of a critique of the different ways in which educational policies under neoliberal capitalism suffocate revolutionary thought and action According to Karl Marx, the inherent contradictions in a capitalist society would lead to a revolution which will mark the end of this exploitative system.…
Thou Shalt Teach Revolution
Thursday, 07 March 2019 17:11

Thou Shalt Teach Revolution

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Jane Rosen writes about revolutionary children’s literature, based on the recent book she co-edited with Kimberley Reynolds and Michael Rosen, Reading and Rebellion: an Anthology of Radical Writing for Children, 1900-1960 Socialists in Britain, and of course elsewhere, have always looked for ways to provide children of the movement with…
Don't Shoot Your Class!
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Thursday, 07 March 2019 15:45

Don't Shoot Your Class!

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Jane Rosen introduces ‘Don’t Shoot Your Class!’, by Tom Anderson, first published in The Revolution, June 1918. It is extracted from Reading and Rebellion, an Anthology of Radical Writing for Children, 1900-1960.Though this piece is unsigned, the bound copy of The Revolution held by the Marx Memorial Library in London…
Outdoor Ghost Lab at the Utopia Festival, Somerset House, London, 2016
Monday, 20 March 2017 20:50

Social haunting in the Brexit coalfields

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Dr Geoff Bright introduces a fascinating arts-based educational project, concerned with remembering, re-imagining and re-enacting alternative community futures in the abandoned, de-industrialised pit communities in the North of England. Over this last three years I’ve enjoyed bringing together a team of academics, artists, community trade unionists and activists in what…
Education, Culture and Capitalism
Saturday, 04 March 2017 19:53

Education, Culture and Capitalism

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Chris Guiton presents a foundation essay for the education section, sketching out some of the links between education, culture and capitalism. The purpose of this introductory article is to sketch out the background to some issues around links between education and the general ‘cultural struggle’ which Culture Matters is aiming…