These media sources are moderately to strongly biased toward liberal causes through story selection and/or political affiliation. They may utilize strong loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports and omit reporting of information that may damage liberal causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Left Bias sources.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Notes: Launched in 1998, In Defence of Marxism is operated by The International Marxist Tendency (IMT). In Defence of Marxism is headquartered in East Sussex, UK. According to their about page, they describe themselves as “In Defence of Marxism is not just a website. It is the organ of the International Marxist Tendency, now organized in more than 30 countries.” British Trotskyist political theorist Alan Woods is the Editor of In Defence of Marxism.
In Defence of Marxism publishes articles on Marxist theory, history and analysis of current events. In Defence of Marxism publishes well-sourced analysis such as “LGBT: Liberation and Revolution” and “Bernie’s Betrayal: The Fight for Socialism Continues!” They utilize credible sources such as ILGA, Financial Times, BBC and republish stories from socialist.net, however, they poorly source their opinion pieces and they rarely link to the sources. In Defence of Marxism also uses emotionally loaded language in their headlines and the body of the article such as “The stinking hypocrisy of Trump’s attack on Syria”. Overall, we rate In Defence of Marxism High for factual reporting and Left biased based on far-left political theory. (M. Huitsing 2/18/2018)