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The liberal delusion: why fighting Brexit is a bad idea

The liberal delusion: why fighting Brexit is a bad idea

Opinion March 26, 2017

As thousands march against Brexit, Reuben Bard-Rosenberg takes a look at the politics behind the protest

Marxism and Women's Liberation

Marxism and Women's Liberation

Book Reviews March 23, 2017

Judy Cox welcomes Marxism and Women’s Liberation as a timely and valuable discussion of the causes and consequences of women’s oppression ...

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?

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

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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Class in the drama class: actors and privilege

Class in the drama class: actors and privilege

Deirdre O’Neill and Mike Wayne explain why they are making a new documentary, The Acting Class

March 27, 2017 Deirdre O’Neill and Mike Wayne

The other American Revolution

The other American Revolution

Alan Taylor’s book suggests that Trumpism might be less an aberration than the latest expression of long established traits of American political cultu...

March 26, 2017 Susan Ram

The vicious cycle of war, terrorism and Islamophobia

The vicious cycle of war, terrorism and Islamophobia

Analysing the threat of Islamic terrorism, Lindsey German argues that the only way to break the cycle is to campaign against war and Islamophobia

March 25, 2017 Lindsey German

The new taboo: terrorism and its causes

The new taboo: terrorism and its causes

As the media blizzard around the Westminster attacks begins to recede, Chris Nineham looks to some home truths

March 24, 2017 Chris Nineham

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

The state, capital and predictions for the global economy

The state, capital and predictions for the global economy

Amidst the festive season Chris Bambery asks what 2017 holds in terms of what affects us most directly: jobs, housing, income - in other words the economy ...

December 20, 2016 Chris Bambery

The Trump disaster: the chickens come home to roost

The Trump disaster: the chickens come home to roost

How did America elect its most reactionary President ever, asks John Rees

November 9, 2016 John Rees

Syria: a tragedy foretold

Syria: a tragedy foretold

John Rees on the lessons to be learnt from a lost revolution

December 14, 2016 John Rees

Books

The other American Revolution

The other American Revolution

Alan Taylor’s book suggests that Trumpism might be less an aberration than the latest expression of long established traits of American political cultu...

March 26, 2017 Susan Ram

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

Working the Phones: Control and Resistance in Call Centres

Working the Phones: Control and Resistance in Call Centres

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

March 16, 2017 George Barratt

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