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Labour and socialism: six of the best

Labour and socialism: six of the best

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...

What's behind the Corbyn surge and why it matters

What's behind the Corbyn surge and why it matters

Analysis July 30, 2015

As underdog becomes front-runner Chris Nineham looks at the factors behind the Corbyn surge

Fatal Fortnight: Arthur Ponsonby and the Fight for British Neutrality in 1914

Fatal Fortnight: Arthur Ponsonby and the Fight for British Neutrality in 1914

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 ...

Corbyn: six reasons why he could win a General election

Corbyn: six reasons why he could win a General election

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...

Labour resigns as the Opposition

Labour resigns as the Opposition

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...

Cameron speech: demonising Muslims, escalating war

Cameron speech: demonising Muslims, escalating war

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

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Bristol: hundreds turn out for Corbyn's radical message

Bristol: hundreds turn out for Corbyn's radical message

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 can't win - say Labour's losers

Jeremy Corbyn can't win - say Labour's losers

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

Friends of Alice Wheeldon

Friends of Alice Wheeldon

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

Lenin and the art of revolution - John Rees and James Meadway | Dangerous Times 2015

Lenin and the art of revolution - John Rees and James Meadway | Dangerous Times 2015

Video from the session 'Lenin and the art of revolution ' at Dangerous Times Festival 2015. Produced by Paul Hanes

July 23, 2015 Paul Hanes

Cameron's response to radicalism: we need cooperation not McCarthyism says Rabina Khan

Cameron's response to radicalism: we need cooperation not McCarthyism says Rabina Khan

The government must accept that military intervention in foreign lands is not part of the solution

July 19, 2015 Rabina Khan

Beirut Fragments

Beirut Fragments

Review of a Beirut memoir by Nesreen Salem

July 17, 2015 Nesreen Salem

Austerity comes to Auntie: BBC Charter Review

Austerity comes to Auntie: BBC Charter Review

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 secret British bombing of Syria

Stop the secret British bombing of Syria

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

Marxism and Feminism

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

The Corbyn insurgency

The Corbyn insurgency

Mark Perryman explains why he’s signed up to Vote Corbyn

July 16, 2015 Mark Perryman

New anti-union laws: Tory class hatred and hypocrisy

New anti-union laws: Tory class hatred and hypocrisy

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

Greek deal: a second Versailles

Greek deal: a second Versailles

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

In Athens and on the Clyde, workers are striking against neoliberal Europe

In Athens and on the Clyde, workers are striking against neoliberal Europe

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

Confronting TTIP means confronting the undemocratic EU

Confronting TTIP means confronting the undemocratic EU

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 destroys Syriza. Will austerity win?

The EU destroys Syriza. Will austerity win?

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

EU referendum: why the Left needs to campaign for a No vote

EU referendum: why the Left needs to campaign for a No vote

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

They have created a desert and called it Europe

They have created a desert and called it Europe

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

Starvation and austerity: the price of Britain's military spending

Starvation and austerity: the price of Britain's military spending

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 turns up the war rhetoric at home and abroad

Cameron turns up the war rhetoric at home and abroad

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

Europe's treatment of Greece shows why the Left should say No to the EU

Europe's treatment of Greece shows why the Left should say No to the EU

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

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Women's liberation: a class perspective

Women's liberation: a class perspective

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

Meltdown in Scotland: Labour's organic crisis

Meltdown in Scotland: Labour's organic crisis

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

Muslim opinion and the myth of 'tacit support' for terrorism

Muslim opinion and the myth of 'tacit support' for terrorism

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

Ten lies told about World War I

Ten lies told about World War I

Dominic Alexander debunks ten myths used to justify the slaughter of the First World War

November 9, 2014 Dominic Alexander

Stopping climate change: what do we mean by system change?

Stopping climate change: what do we mean by system change?

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

A history of struggle: race and class in the East End

A history of struggle: race and class in the East End

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 Suffragettes, Black Friday and two types of window smashing

The Suffragettes, Black Friday and two types of window smashing

‘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

A graphic account of terrorism

A graphic account of terrorism

John Rees takes a look behind the propaganda at the facts about terrorism

December 1, 2014 John Rees

Tower Hamlets: it's the establishment versus the people

Tower Hamlets: it's the establishment versus the people

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

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Greek deal: a second Versailles

Greek deal: a second Versailles

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

Confronting TTIP means confronting the undemocratic EU

Confronting TTIP means confronting the undemocratic EU

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

They have created a desert and called it Europe

They have created a desert and called it Europe

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

Cameron turns up the war rhetoric at home and abroad

Cameron turns up the war rhetoric at home and abroad

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

A new threat of war - and why the Corbyn campaign can help prevent it

A new threat of war - and why the Corbyn campaign can help prevent it

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

Tunisian terror atrocity: Isis is a product of Western wars in the Middle East

Tunisian terror atrocity: Isis is a product of Western wars in the Middle East

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

Greek workers should say No to Euro austerity - and so should we

Greek workers should say No to Euro austerity - and so should we

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 ...

June 27, 2015 Lindsey German

Breaking up is hard to do

Breaking up is hard to do

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

Why Marx's Manifesto is still a revolutionary bestseller

Why Marx's Manifesto is still a revolutionary bestseller

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

Lies, damned lies, and austerity

Lies, damned lies, and austerity

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

Opinion

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Jeremy Corbyn can't win - say Labour's losers

Jeremy Corbyn can't win - say Labour's losers

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

Cameron's response to radicalism: we need cooperation not McCarthyism says Rabina Khan

Cameron's response to radicalism: we need cooperation not McCarthyism says Rabina Khan

The government must accept that military intervention in foreign lands is not part of the solution

July 19, 2015 Rabina Khan

Beirut Fragments

Beirut Fragments

Review of a Beirut memoir by Nesreen Salem

July 17, 2015 Nesreen Salem

Austerity comes to Auntie: BBC Charter Review

Austerity comes to Auntie: BBC Charter Review

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

The Corbyn insurgency

The Corbyn insurgency

Mark Perryman explains why he’s signed up to Vote Corbyn

July 16, 2015 Mark Perryman

New anti-union laws: Tory class hatred and hypocrisy

New anti-union laws: Tory class hatred and hypocrisy

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

In Athens and on the Clyde, workers are striking against neoliberal Europe

In Athens and on the Clyde, workers are striking against neoliberal Europe

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

The EU destroys Syriza. Will austerity win?

The EU destroys Syriza. Will austerity win?

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

Starvation and austerity: the price of Britain's military spending

Starvation and austerity: the price of Britain's military spending

Look at what could be done with the £37 billion Britain spends annually on its military and foreign wars

July 13, 2015 Daniel Jakopovich

Europe's treatment of Greece shows why the Left should say No to the EU

Europe's treatment of Greece shows why the Left should say No to the EU

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

Books

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Friends of Alice Wheeldon

Friends of Alice Wheeldon

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

Marxism and Feminism

Marxism and Feminism

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

Killing Hope. US Military and CIA Interventions since World War II

Killing Hope. US Military and CIA Interventions since World War II

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

The Rise of Islamic State

The Rise of Islamic State

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

How Corrupt is Britain?

How Corrupt is Britain?

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

Labour in the Global Digital Economy

Labour in the Global Digital Economy

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

Everyday sexism and capitalism

Everyday sexism and capitalism

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

A Diet of Austerity

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

Race to Revolution: The United States and Cuba during Slavery and Jim Crow

Race to Revolution: The United States and Cuba during Slavery and Jim Crow

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

E. P. Thompson and the Making of the New Left: Essays and Polemics

E. P. Thompson and the Making of the New Left: Essays and Polemics

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

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A Question of Class: How workers can change the world

A Question of Class: How workers can change the world

We are told by the media and politicians that the concept of class is no longer relevant. Lindsey German argues that we cannot understand the current crisis wit...

October 1, 2010 Lindsey German

Introduction to Lenin’s State and Revolution

Introduction to Lenin’s State and Revolution

Marx 101 is a series of meetings and resources designed to introduce the Marxist classics to activists in the twenty first century. Neil Faulkner begins the ser...

December 30, 2012 Neil Faulkner

Anti-capitalism ten years after Seattle

Anti-capitalism ten years after Seattle

In 1999 thousands of activists fought with riot police to close down the WTO conference in Seattle. Ten years on Chris Nineham looks at the future of the anti...

March 16, 2010 Chris Nineham

System Change Not Climate Change

System Change Not Climate Change

The recent international climate change talks and protests in Copenhagen have highlighted the issue of climate change. At the same time, leaked emails fr...

March 12, 2010 Elaine Graham-Leigh

Riots: the voice of the powerless

Riots: the voice of the powerless

The response to the wave of riots that swept England this week is finely balanced between those denouncing the rioters as hooligans and those talking about pov...

August 11, 2011 Neil Faulkner

Towards a Marxist critique of ‘privilege theory’

Towards a Marxist critique of ‘privilege theory’

A contribution by Tad Tietze to an ongoing debate on Marxism and 'privilege theory' originally published on the US Socialist Worker website. Tad blogs at Left F...

January 20, 2014 Tad Tietze

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