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Thank you for wanting to support the work of the Marx Memorial Library.

Since the library's foundation in 1933, in response to the rise of fascism in Europe, we've been at the heart of the British labour movement, advancing education, knowledge and learning in all aspects of the science of Marxism, the history of socialism and the working class. We couldn't do what we do without your help.

You can support the Marx Memorial Library in a number of ways, including

  • Making a donation
  • Becoming a member
  • Helping to guarantee our future by becoming a friend
  • Passing a model motion supporting the Marx Memorial Library in your local branch.
  • Remembering us in your will

Thank you for your support.

Why donate?

Sydney Trades Hall was built by and for the trade unions of NSW. These unions had their beginnings at around the time the Tolpuddle Martyrs were transported. The agitation for democratic rights that was part of the release campaign carried on through the Chartist movement. Some of these Chartists came to the colony of NSW (as it then was) and were key organisers of the eight hour day movement. Many of the early trade unions in NSW were branches of British unions. Sydney Trades Hall is a repository for the memorabilia of that movement and the history of radical and labour movements in Australia, just as the Marx Memorial Library is in the UK. Solidarity

Sydney Trades Hall, donor to Tolpuddle Martyrs Project

The work of the MML gathering, preserving and promoting the writings of Marx, his contemporaries and interpretations of them, continues to provide new generations with examples of theory and practice on which to make sense of current conditions, and helps to inspire them to work for revolutionary change

Claire Weiss, Friend of the MML
August 2016

In a rapidly-changing world, where media moguls peddle mass misinformation to fox and befuddle the masses and 'airbrush out' people's history, the MML maintains the archive and 'the red thread' of workers' struggles for truth and justice down the centuries. The library is 'a weapon of the revolution' and I am proud to support its work

Wendy Butler, donor
August 2016

I think MML is a unique resource for anyone doing Marx-related research, with a great ethos, history and staff

David Ireland, donor
August 2016

Understanding how society has developed is key to understanding how best to progress to a more just and equal society. The thinking and writing of Marx is as relevant to solving the world’s problems as ever. I am delighted to support the Marx Memorial Library through a charity set up to memory of my mother, Anne McLaren, a lifelong Marxist.

Professor Susan Michie, donor
August 2016