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Books July 30, 2015
The runaway success of Jeremy Corbyn’s bid for the Labour leadership is focusing the attention of the left on the Labour Party's history and prospe...
Analysis July 30, 2015
As underdog becomes front-runner Chris Nineham looks at the factors behind the Corbyn surge
Book Reviews July 30, 2015
Duncan Marlor in Fatal Fortnight shows that Britain’s rulers took the country to war in 1914 through deceit and manipulation, finds Dominic Alexander
Opinion July 23, 2015
The Westminster bubble was wrong about Corbyn’s candidacy, and it’s wrong about how the left might win the next general election writes James Mea...
Analysis July 21, 2015
Yesterday’s vote could well be a milestone in the decline of the Labour Party. It was a shameful spectacle to see Labour's majority abstaining writ...
Analysis July 20, 2015
It's no surprise that David Cameron's five year plan to deal with Islamic extremism at home pins all the blame on the Muslim community
At last night's Jeremy Corbyn rally in Bristol 'it felt like we could win - the atmosphere was absolutely electric' reports Isaac Kneebone-Hopkin...
July 24, 2015 Isaac Kneebone-Hopkins
Jeremy Corbyn, the candidate who 'can't win an election', is currently winning the Labour leadership election observes Charles B Anthony
July 24, 2015 Charles B. Anthony
Alice Wheeldon was an anti-war activist during World War I who was unjustly imprisoned by a vindictive and repressive government, writes Jacqueline Mulhallen...
July 24, 2015 Jacqueline Mulhallen
Video from the session 'Lenin and the art of revolution ' at Dangerous Times Festival 2015. Produced by Paul Hanes
July 23, 2015 Paul Hanes
The government must accept that military intervention in foreign lands is not part of the solution
July 19, 2015 Rabina Khan
Review of a Beirut memoir by Nesreen Salem
July 17, 2015 Nesreen Salem
This is an austerity-led consultation, obsessed (much like the BBC itself) by the pursuit of ‘efficiency’ and ‘value for money’
July 17, 2015 Des Freedman
Stop the War statement demands the government publicly commits to an immediate end to British bombing of Syria
July 17, 2015 Counterfire
Marxism and Feminism explores the connections between capitalism and women’s oppression through a range of serious and perceptive arguments, finds Lind...
July 16, 2015 Lindsey German
Mark Perryman explains why he’s signed up to Vote Corbyn
July 16, 2015 Mark Perryman
The latest anti-union proposals from Cameron’s cabinet show the naked class hatred of democracy that lies at the heart of the Tory party writes Richard...
July 15, 2015 Richard Allday
The chances of the deal agreed between Greece and the 'Institutions' actually being enforced seem low - this is, by no means, over writes James Meadw...
July 15, 2015 James Meadway
Today's strikes in Athens and Glasgow are in opposition to the neoliberal policies of the European Union argues Reuben Bard-Rosenberg
July 15, 2015 Reuben Bard-Rosenberg
If we want to fight TTIP we need to confront the undemocratic and unaccountable European Union argues Reuben Bard-Rosenberg
July 14, 2015 Reuben Bard-Rosenberg
The EU have struck at Syriza to warn the rest of Europe of the folly of electing anti-austerity representatives writes Brian Heron
July 14, 2015 Brian Heron
We need a broad, progressive campaign against EU membership, based on internationalism and solidarity and in opposition to the British establishment. We cann...
July 13, 2015 Counterfire
The capitulation of the Syriza government is complete. The only way a disaster can be averted is for the left and the movements to take mass action quickly a...
July 13, 2015 James Meadway
Look at what could be done with the £37 billion Britain spends annually on its military and foreign wars
July 13, 2015 Daniel Jakopovich
Cameron plans to extend UK involvement in the wars raging in Iraq and Syria, while mounting an hysterical attack on British Muslims
July 13, 2015 Chris Nineham
The very lack of democracy at the heart of the European Union together with the way it has treated the people of Greece are reasons enough as to why the radi...
July 10, 2015 Chris Bambery
John Rees takes a look behind the propaganda at the facts about terrorism
December 1, 2014 John Rees
Lindsey German wrote this review for Historical Materialism over a decade ago but it wasn't published. We are posting it now as part of a series of contribution...
February 2, 2013 Lindsey German
Dominic Alexander debunks ten myths used to justify the slaughter of the First World War
November 9, 2014 Dominic Alexander
To address climate change, many people agree we have to change the system. But what does ‘changing the system’ mean, and how can we do it?
March 26, 2015 Elaine Graham-Leigh
Following the British establishment's undemocratic attempt to undermine the twice-elected mayor of Tower Hamlets it's clear whose side we should be on argues...
November 6, 2014 Reuben Bard-Rosenberg
Kevin Ovenden looks at the history of race and class in London's East End and the current battle to beat back the Tory attack on Tower Hamlets
November 14, 2014 Kevin Ovenden
‘The argument of the broken window pane is the most valuable argument in modern politics’, declared suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst
November 18, 2010 Katherine Connelly
Johann Lamont's sudden departure as Scottish Labour leader has brought Labour's crisis in Scotland - and beyond - into sharp relief
October 29, 2014 Jonathon Shafi
Attempts to smear the entire Muslim population on the basis of dubious opinion polls should be seen for what they are – unfounded and dangerous bigotry...
March 20, 2015 Ady Cousins
John Rees looks at the political calculation behind the Tories new attempt to get us into a bombing campaign in Syria
July 2, 2015 John Rees
A decade of invasion, occupation and bombing in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and elsewhere has been the seed bed of Isis and other terrorist groups
June 27, 2015 Lindsey German
There is a stark choice facing us all: allow the elites to ruin the lives of millions, or build mass resistance across the continent writes Lindsey German
Jeremy Corbyn’s announcement that he will stand for Labour leader has bolstered the anti-austerity movement. But will the trade unions back him, too?
June 24, 2015 Richard Allday
The new Penguin edition of Karl Marx’s The Communist Manifesto was an immediate bestseller. It’s even on sale in Tesco’s. Katherine Connell...
June 24, 2015 Katherine Connelly
Even IMF research now warns against imposing austerity on the UK, yet our political mainstream and the media agree it is necessary. Why is this?
June 22, 2015 James Meadway
William Blum’s Killing Hope serves as a formidable compendium of US foreign invasions and interference since 1945, finds Ralph Graham-Leigh
July 10, 2015 Ralph Graham-Leigh
Patrick Cockburn’s The Rise of Islamic State shows how and why the West bears responsibility for the crisis, argues Sean Ledwith
July 2, 2015 Sean Ledwith
Lindy Syson finds that neoliberal capitalism extends corruption across society and the economy, reviewing the collection of studies, How Corrupt is Britain
June 25, 2015 Lindy Syson
Capitalism has used new technologies to fuel an intensified wave of commodification, but faces contradictions too, argues Mike Quille, reviewing Huws, Labour...
June 17, 2015 Mike Quille
With the feminist movement on the rise, Elaine Graham-Leigh appraises contrasting approaches to challenging sexism and the place of women in today’s sy...
June 11, 2015 Elaine Graham-Leigh
A Diet of Austerity argues that to fight climate change, we need system change, and the blame must not be shifted onto individuals, finds Orlando Hill
June 4, 2015 Orlando Hill
The interwoven history of racism and liberation in Cuba and the United States in Race to Revolution illuminates a new historical narrative, argues William Bo...
May 29, 2015 William Booth
Enduring problems of class, class consciousness and political organisation are illuminated in this important new collection of E. P. Thompson’s essays...
May 22, 2015 Dominic Alexander
Georg Lukács made a large contribution to Marxist theory, but especially significant are the series of essays he wrote under the title History and Class...
August 9, 2010 Tony McKenna
Writing in 1975, revolutionary socialist Duncan Hallas stressed the need for what is often called the united front method.
May 9, 2010 Duncan Hallas - Intro by Alex Snowden
In 1948 zionist militias launched a war that turned thousands of Palestinians into permanent refugees. Alex Snowdon introduces an account by Jewish socialist an...
May 24, 2010 Tony Cliff, Introduction by Alex Snowdon
As a rising labour movement gains strength in China, the reprint of Harold Isaac's classic Marxist history of the Chinese revolution provides both inspiration ...
August 5, 2010 Chris Nineham
In the first part of 'Socialism and War' John Rees looks at capitalism and war
March 30, 2014 John Rees
A radical day school providing an essential introduction to the theory and practice of radical change
March 17, 2015 Counterfire