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Studs Terkel: Politics, Culture, But Mostly Conversation

Studs Terkel: Politics, Culture, But Mostly Conversation

Book Reviews December 8, 2016

Studs Terkel’s life was spent documenting working-class life and struggle in the US. Alan Wieder’s biography captures him splendidly, says Graham...

Laura Kuenssberg wins 'journalist of the year'

Laura Kuenssberg wins 'journalist of the year'

Latest News December 7, 2016

Political editor of BBC News wins contest after months of leading the media assault on Corbyn. Des Freedman takes a look at the context of this decision ...

5 novels every revolutionary should read

5 novels every revolutionary should read

Opinion November 30, 2016

Some of the best pieces of fiction ever written about revolutionary experience are outlined by writer and historian John Rees

Standing up for Standing Rock: the shape of things to come?

Standing up for Standing Rock: the shape of things to come?

Opinion November 25, 2016

Once again protest within the movements points to a wider challenge to US power and capital, argues George Mueller Waite

Trump and Nato: continuity and change

Trump and Nato: continuity and change

Opinion November 25, 2016

As the dust begins to settle on the result of the US presidency, Jonathan Maunders disentangles the reality from the rhetoric in Trump's nascent foreign ...

A dagger pointed at the heart of the Euro

A dagger pointed at the heart of the Euro

Analysis November 23, 2016

Italy is set to vote in a constitutional referendum, but this is about much more than Renzi's reforms, argues Alastair Stephens

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This Christmas for the Leveller in your life: festive offer from Philosophy Football

This Christmas for the Leveller in your life: festive offer from Philosophy Football

A new Philosophy Football T-Shirt features the Thomas Rainsborough quote 'The poorest that is in England hath a live to live as the greatest'

December 9, 2016 Counterfire

A vote for McCluskey is a vote for hope

A vote for McCluskey is a vote for hope

Unite's general secretary has resigned to trigger an election, but hopes to continue as head of UK's biggest union

December 7, 2016 Richard Allday

The Casey Review: Islamophobia and integration

The Casey Review: Islamophobia and integration

The Casey report will only add to the level of hostility and suspicion that Muslims face daily argues Chris Nineham

December 5, 2016 Chris Nineham

The populism phenomenon: fact or flawed analysis?

The populism phenomenon: fact or flawed analysis?

In an increasingly polarising Europe, Lindsey German argues that the left need to recognise the possibilities arising from the collapsing centre and get organis...

December 5, 2016 Lindsey German

Theory

The Jews, Israel and the Holocaust - key texts

The Jews, Israel and the Holocaust - key texts

The Blairites' crocodile tears are about defending empire, writes David Moyles in this introduction to The Jews, Israel and the Holocaust  ...

May 3, 2016 David Moyles

The Communist Manifesto - key texts

The Communist Manifesto - key texts

The Communist Manifesto is a pamphlet that refuses to die. As incendiary as the day it was published, Paul Vernell unpacks this founding document

April 8, 2016 Paul Vernell

Rosa Luxemburg’s The Mass Strike - key texts

Rosa Luxemburg’s The Mass Strike - key texts

Rosa Luxemburg argued that the majority of people would be won to socialism through struggle, writes Paul Vernell in this introduction to The Mass Strike ...

April 3, 2016 Paul Vernell

Editors picks

Ched Evans rape case: back to women on trial?

Ched Evans rape case: back to women on trial?

The issue of rape cannot be separated from a society that commodifies women and sexuality, and demeans both men and women, argues Judy Cox

October 15, 2016 Judy Cox

'Keep the Russians out, the Americans in, and the Germans down': a potted and bloody history of Nato

'Keep the Russians out, the Americans in, and the Germans down': a potted and bloody history of Nato

From its inception to the present, Nato has been intent on pursuing a policy of aggression. Jonathan Maunders explains 

October 29, 2016 Jonathan Maunders

Calls for a no-fly zone in Syria are dangerous and naive

Calls for a no-fly zone in Syria are dangerous and naive

A no-fly zone in Syria would only escalate and inflame tensions, argues Chris Nineham

October 12, 2016 Chris Nineham

Books

America's Addiction to Terrorism

America's Addiction to Terrorism

In this comprehensive account of social issues rooted in the neoliberal reign of terror, Henry Giroux provides a crucial critique of free-market fundamentali...

December 1, 2016 Shabbir Lakha

The Leveller Revolution: Radical Political Organisation in England 1640-1650

The Leveller Revolution: Radical Political Organisation in England 1640-1650

John Rees, The Leveller Revolution makes a powerful case that Leveller organisation during the English Revolution was essential to its success, finds Dominic...

November 24, 2016 Dominic Alexander

The Candidate: the summer coup - extract

The Candidate: the summer coup - extract

In an extract from The Candidate: Jeremy Corbyn’s Improbable Path to Power, Alex Nunns describes a dramatic day in the attempted coup against Corbyn ...

November 23, 2016 Alex Nunns

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