Marxism and Oppression


  • Becca Bor


The struggle to end all forms of oppression has always been central to Marxist ideas and socialist activism. Marxists and socialists always have been and are at the forefront of every struggle against oppression. This is true of the past and it is also true of today, from Repeal and the struggle for women’s equality; to ending direct provision and discrimination faced by refugees and migrants; to opposing imperialist wars and building solidarity with Palestinians; to fighting for legal recognition of Travellers and an end to discrimination; to opposing Unionism’s regime of discrimination in the North that led to the ‘Troubles’; and to the struggle for Marriage Equality, gender self recognition and the elimination of homophobia, to name a few.