Why we need anti-capitalist resistance
by Simon Hannah
In October 1999 the BBC conducted an online poll to decide who was the ‘greatest thinker’ of the last thousand years.’ By a wide margin the winner was Karl Marx, followed by Albert Einstein. This was not a bad feat considering Marx had died in 1883, but it was a testament to the central role the ideas of Marx (and his co-writer Friedrich Engels) played in the court of human history. Marx was an intellectual who believed that capitalism as a system was holding back human potential and had to be replaced with a more radical system – what he called communism. This pamphlet will give an outline of Marxism and how it can help us in the fight to free people and planet from exploitation.