From the back cover
The aim of this book is to provide a brief introduction to Marxism for those who are passionate about changing the world. It is written from an unabashedly partisan perspective and aims to demonstrate that Marxism can both make sense of this unjust and destructive world and can point to a solution – a workers’ revolution which smashes the capitalist state and prepares the way for a society in which things are run for the needs of the many, not the profits of the few.
About the author
Tom Bramble has been a socialist activist since the 1970s in Britain and Australia. He is a founder member of Socialist Alternative and a member of its National Executive. He writes regularly for Red Flag and the Marxist Left Review and his most recent books are Trade Unionism in Australia: A History from Flood to Ebb Tide (Cambridge, 2008) and, with Rick Kuhn, Labor’s Conflict: Workers, Big Business and the Politics of Class (Cambridge, 2011). Tom teaches industrial relations at the University of Queensland.