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New Scientist vs. reality

New Scientist vs. reality


Friday, 14 October 2022 

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New Scientist vs. reality

The recently awarded 2022 Nobel Prize in Physics has been accompanied by much chatter in popular science columns about how the work of the three awarded scientists has proven that there is no such thing as ‘objective reality’, and the world is not real. Even the Nobel Prize committee itself succeeded in misrepresenting the science. Idealist mysticism has made much headway in the sciences, and is expressed most crudely in popular science journals. Perhaps the worst specimen is the once highly regarded New Scientist magazine, as the following article from issue 37 of In Defence of Marxism magazine explains.


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In defence of reason: new magazine out TOMORROW! Order now!

The latest issue of In Defence of Marxism (#39), the theoretical journal of the IMT, is launching tomorrow, featuring four articles around the theme of the Enlightenment and the struggle for rational thought. Order your copy today!


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Appeal for solidarity with the chairman of the Russian couriers' trade union

For almost half a year, the chairman of the Kurier trade union (representing food delivery couriers), Kirill Ukraintsev, has been in custody. He is charged with repeated violations of the law for holding public events. But in fact, he is being persecuted for legitimate trade union activities, and for defending the rights of one of the most disadvantaged and disenfranchised groups of the working class.


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Iran: for the overthrow of the mullahs’ regime, for the socialist revolution!

The following is a model leaflet, produced by the International Marxist Tendency, to be distributed at events and demonstrations held in solidarity with the revolutionary youth movement in Iran. It presents our position on how this inspiring movement should advance. Down with the mullahs' regime! Down with imperialism! Down with capitalism!


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[Audio] Sangre y oro: la conquista española de las Américas

Publicamos la traducción al castellano de la charla que dio Jorge Martín, dirigente de la Corriente Marxista Intenacional, en la Universidad Marxista Internacional del pasado verano acerca de la conquista española de las Américas.


Crise énergétique en Allemagne : les travailleurs doivent « grelotter pour la liberté »

Le gouvernement allemand est contraint de rationner l’eau chaude, de réduire l’éclairage public et des salles spécialement chauffées sont mises en place pour ceux qui n’ont pas les moyens de payer le chauffage central – et ce dans un pays où les températures hivernales descendent régulièrement bien en dessous de zéro. De nombreux Allemands font des réserves de bois pour se chauffer, car ils estiment que les réserves de gaz seront totalement ou presque épuisées d’ici début 2023. Telles sont les sombres perspectives qui s’offrent à la classe ouvrière du moteur économique de l’Europe.


Revolutionära skälvningar i Iran efter mordet på en ung kurdisk kvinna

Protester har brutit ut över hela Iran till följd av den ökända moralpolisens mord på den unga kurdiska kvinnan Jina Mahsa Amini. Protesterna började i de kurdiska områdena i Iran och spred sig sedan till fler än 30 städer, däribland landets största; Teheran, Mashhad, Isfahan, Karaj, Tabriz och den så kallat heliga staden Qom. Vad som började som en reaktion mot polisens övervåld har snabbt förvandlats till ilska mot hela regimen.