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Tales of Two Londons - book review

Tales of Two Londons - book review

Book Reviews August 16, 2018

This collection of writings on London has some striking moments, but is lacking class politics, despite its stated theme, finds Tom Lock Griffiths

Defend Jeremy Corbyn: time to fight back - Counterfire statement

Defend Jeremy Corbyn: time to fight back - Counterfire statement

Opinion August 14, 2018

Corbyn is right – the left needs to fight back against the slander of antisemitism

Boris Robinson and Tommy Johnson: two sides of the same racist coin – weekly briefing

Boris Robinson and Tommy Johnson: two sides of the same racist coin – weekly briefing

Opinion August 13, 2018

When the mainstream starts playing with fire like this it means action stations for our side, writes Lindsey German

Why fascists hate trade unions

Why fascists hate trade unions

Opinion August 8, 2018

Fascists hate unions because they are a vehicle for working class power. The past can inform our fight today, argues Chris Bambery

Failed: what two decades of the refugee crisis could not teach Europe

Failed: what two decades of the refugee crisis could not teach Europe

Opinion July 30, 2018

Europe's failure to deal with the refugee crisis is resulting in more deaths in the Mediterranean and the growth of the far right argues Eleftheria Kousta ...

Antisemitism and apartheid

Antisemitism and apartheid

Opinion July 26, 2018

As Israel enshrines apartheid into law and Jeremy Corbyn is labelled an antisemite, Shabbir Lakha assesses the situation 

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The dangers we face

The dangers we face

The current ascendancy of the left in the UK is beset by serious threats. They must be faced and defeated, argues John Rees

August 18, 2018 John Rees

Beyond the Veil – From 'Hijab Hunez to Haram Hussies' (Context of controversy over the Burka)

Beyond the Veil – From 'Hijab Hunez to Haram Hussies' (Context of controversy over the Burka)

The right instrumentalise Islamophobia but use the liberal trope of universal values to cover up a variety of political contexts, argues Floyd Codlin ...

August 18, 2018 Floyd Codlin

Victory for campaigners as Serco evictions postponed

Victory for campaigners as Serco evictions postponed

Glasgow campaigners have halted the attempted eviction of hundreds of asylum seekers, reports Mark Porciani

August 18, 2018 Mark Porciani

Tensions in the Balkans: is Serbia preparing to recognise Kosovo?

Tensions in the Balkans: is Serbia preparing to recognise Kosovo?

The Serbian President’s rhetoric since July 2017 has been suggestive of a compromise deal – but, argues Vladimir Unkovski-Korica, the future is still uncertain&...

August 18, 2018 Vladimir Unkovski-Korica

Theory

Socialism: utopian and scientific - an introduction

Socialism: utopian and scientific - an introduction

Engels’ popular pamphlet offers one of the best concise accounts of capitalist development and an accessible introduction to Marx's revolutionar...

June 20, 2018 John Rees

The limits of Keynesianism part 5: can the working class make advances within capitalism?

The limits of Keynesianism part 5: can the working class make advances within capitalism?

In the final part of our series, Dominic Alexander looks at how working class advancement means moving beyond the confines of reformism

May 18, 2018 Dominic Alexander

The limits of Keynesianism part 4: the Keynesian attack on the labour theory of value

The limits of Keynesianism part 4: the Keynesian attack on the labour theory of value

In the fourth part of our series, Dominic Alexander looks at the problems with Keynesian critiques of Marx's labour theory of value 

May 11, 2018 Dominic Alexander

Books

The Cynical Educator - book review

The Cynical Educator - book review

Today’s education system may be making professionals into Cynics, but the answer is collective struggle, not ancient philosophy, argues Dominic Alexand...

August 10, 2018 Dominic Alexander

Trade is war - book review

Trade is war - book review

Trade is War criticises globalisation, but does not distinguish national from class struggle, and fails to understand capitalist imperialism, finds Orlando H...

July 26, 2018 Orlando Hill

Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States - book review

Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States - book review

Against the Grain explodes traditional views of the origin of civilisation, but lacks an analysis of the formation of class, argues Elaine Graham-Leigh ...

July 19, 2018 Elaine Graham-Leigh

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