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The fight is on: campaigning for an independent Scotland starts now

The fight is on: campaigning for an independent Scotland starts now

Opinion March 21, 2017

What now in the campaign for Scottish independence?

Working the Phones: Control and Resistance in Call Centres

Working the Phones: Control and Resistance in Call Centres

Book Reviews March 16, 2017

Working the Phones, based on first-hand experience of work in today’s call centres, underlines the need for unionisation and politicisation, argues Geo...

The Dutch dog that didn't bark

The Dutch dog that didn't bark

Opinion March 16, 2017

The election in the Netherlands didn‘t bear out the media‘s prediction of a right-wing surge, writes Alastair Stephens

Damaging, not dull: why Hammond's budget punishes the poor

Damaging, not dull: why Hammond's budget punishes the poor

Analysis March 8, 2017

The Spring Budget shows that the Tories are still pushing an agenda of austerity that benefits the rich and punishes the poor argues Chris Nineham

International Women's Day and revolution

International Women's Day and revolution

History March 7, 2017

100 years on from the Russian Revolution, we publish Alexandra Kollontai writing on the history of International Women's Day

The left and the crisis of the liberal centre

The left and the crisis of the liberal centre

Analysis March 1, 2017

A new political alignment is taking place against Corbyn and the left, argues John Rees

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Scottish independence: which side are you on?

Scottish independence: which side are you on?

Opposition to the establishment will be strengthened if people south of the border support Scottish independence

March 22, 2017 Jonathan Maunders

Martin McGuinness and the armed struggle in context

Martin McGuinness and the armed struggle in context

What actually sustained one of the final stages of England’s oldest imperialism, asks Lindsey German

March 22, 2017 Lindsey German

Trump's foreign policy: escalation in the Middle East

Trump's foreign policy: escalation in the Middle East

If anyone had doubts about the direction of Trump’s Middle East policy, the last few days should have cleared them up

March 21, 2017 Chris Nineham

Unite, McCluskey and the establishment

Unite, McCluskey and the establishment

As Parliamentary Labour Party poison continues to infect the movement, our side must resist with clarity and commitment, asserts Richard Allday

March 21, 2017 Richard Allday

Russian Revolution

Russia's road to revolution

Russia's road to revolution

The revolutionary events of 1905 profoundly affected the revolutionary parties themselves, argues Sean Ledwith

January 25, 2017 Sean Ledwith

Must revolution always mean catastrophe?

Must revolution always mean catastrophe?

Neither Cromwell, nor Robespierre, nor Lenin, could become an icon or avatar for the reactionary regimes they helped to overthrow, but Stalin was different argu...

January 16, 2017 Bill Bowring

1905: The 1917 Revolution's dress rehearsal

1905: The 1917 Revolution's dress rehearsal

The Russian Revolution of 1917 was led by a working class who, in 1905, had already tasted their own power and experienced bitter defeat

January 14, 2017 Judy Cox

Imperialist rivalries and the First World War - the world of the Russian Revolution:

Imperialist rivalries and the First World War - the world of the Russian Revolution:

The causes of the First World War and Russian Revolution can be located in the imperialist tensions of world capitalism argues Dominic Alexander

January 7, 2017 Dominic Alexander

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

5 novels every revolutionary should read

5 novels every revolutionary should read

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

November 30, 2016 John Rees

 E.P. Thompson on how to save the university

E.P. Thompson on how to save the university

Over four decades ago, the Marxist historian called for resistance against the commercialisation of higher education

December 1, 2016 Dragan Plavšić

Southern Rail: playing politics for profit

Southern Rail: playing politics for profit

As half a million would-be passengers endure another day of frustration, they are being encouraged to blame fellow workers for their misery, instead of the r...

December 14, 2016 Richard Allday

Books

Testosterone Rex: Unmaking the Myths of Our Gendered Minds

Testosterone Rex: Unmaking the Myths of Our Gendered Minds

In her latest popular neuroscience book, Professor Cordelia Fine takes us through the science that led to gender stereotypes

March 19, 2017 Patricia Lowther

Selling the Future: The Perils of Predicting Global Politics

Selling the Future: The Perils of Predicting Global Politics

Selling The Future shows how the prediction industry reproduces an international system favouring the existing rulers, argues Peter Stauber ...

March 9, 2017 Peter Stauber

Dissenting Japan: A History of Japanese Radicalism and Counterculture from 1945 to Fukushima

Dissenting Japan: A History of Japanese Radicalism and Counterculture from 1945 to Fukushima

William Andrews' Dissenting Japan provides a history of radical politics in a post-war Japan shaped by the needs of US imperialism, finds Sean Ledwi...

March 2, 2017 Sean Ledwith

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