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The eviction the people stopped

The eviction the people stopped

Latest News July 25, 2014

Stewart Halforty reports from Nottingham, where a picket stopped a bailiff sent by a state-owned zombie bank to repossess a family home

Liveblog: stop the massacre in Gaza

Liveblog: stop the massacre in Gaza

Latest News July 25, 2014

Images, video and tweets from the ongoing protests against Israel's Gaza onslaught

Austerity Bites: A journey to the Sharp End of Cuts in the UK

Austerity Bites: A journey to the Sharp End of Cuts in the UK

Book Reviews July 25, 2014

Mary O’Hara’s Austerity Bites brings us first-hand accounts of the damage done by austerity measures to people across Britain. It is an invaluable resource f...

Palestine: the only solution is now the one-state solution

Palestine: the only solution is now the one-state solution

Analysis July 23, 2014

John Rees on how the latest Israeli war on Gaza demonstrates where the solution to the conflict lies

It’s not rocket science

It’s not rocket science

Opinion July 23, 2014

The solution to the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine is simple argues Charles B. Anthony

MH17 and Gaza: atrocity and hypocrisy

MH17 and Gaza: atrocity and hypocrisy

Opinion July 21, 2014

To see the extent of David Cameron's hypocrisy, contrast his call for action on the plane shot down in Ukraine to his government's complicity in Israel's bru...

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Newcastle: hundreds protest outside BBC over biased Gaza coverage

Newcastle: hundreds protest outside BBC over biased Gaza coverage

Protestors gathered outside the offices of the BBC in Newcastle on Tuesday night in response to their biased coverage of Israel's attack on Gaza reports Mark...

July 23, 2014 Mark Tyers

Student Loans not for sale after Cable's U-turn

Student Loans not for sale after Cable's U-turn

Student campaigners are celebrating victory after Vince Cable announced that the Lib Dems have pulled the plug on the planned privatisation of Student Loans ...

July 22, 2014 Tom Costerton

MH17 and the threat of a world war

MH17 and the threat of a world war

The downing of Flight MH17 has fuelled the dangerous dynamic of global conflict that is leading the world towards the violent chaos we witnessed one hundred ...

July 22, 2014 Matt Carr

Demonstrate: Stop the massacre in Gaza - Saturday 26 July

Demonstrate: Stop the massacre in Gaza - Saturday 26 July

Assemble 12 noon at the Israeli embassy for march to parliament

July 21, 2014 Ady Cousins

Serbia: workers resist neoliberal attack on their rights

Serbia: workers resist neoliberal attack on their rights

Workers in Serbia have taken to the streets to defend their rights in the largest protest movement since the beginning of the global financial crisis writes ...

July 21, 2014 Pavle Ilic

Gaza: a letter to Obama from a doctor in Shifa

Gaza: a letter to Obama from a doctor in Shifa

Mads Gilbert, a surgeon working in Shifa hospital in Gaza, wrote the following letter after the bloodiest day so far in Israel's onlsaught

July 21, 2014 Ady Cousins

999 call for the NHS People's March: a 21st century Jarrow Crusade

999 call for the NHS People's March: a 21st century Jarrow Crusade

700 mothers will join forces on the 16th August and march from Jarrow to London in protest at the destruction of the NHS. Ellen Graubart reports

July 18, 2014 Ellen Graubart

Israel's invasion: a pre-planned atrocity

Israel's invasion: a pre-planned atrocity

The politicians and the media may look the other way as Israel commits its atrocities, but there is now a huge global movement against Israeli aggression say...

July 18, 2014 Chris Nineham

Fenland People's Assembly action on disability rights

Fenland People's Assembly action on disability rights

Jackie Mulhallen reports on the activities of the Fenland People's Assembly around disabled people's rights   ...

July 16, 2014 Jackie Mulhallen

The Land Grab: Africa and Imperialism

The Land Grab: Africa and Imperialism

Africa’s subordinated position in global capitalism has made its agriculture vulnerable to imperialist land-grabbing, in which the West, not China, takes the...

July 16, 2014 Dan Poulton

Selling our schools - Gove's Trojan Horse

Selling our schools - Gove's Trojan Horse

Gove may have gone but the covert privatisation of schools he initiated continues writes Clare Sambrook

July 16, 2014 Clare Sambrook

Strike action brings victory for Tyneside Safety Glass workers!

Strike action brings victory for Tyneside Safety Glass workers!

Three week strike wins the reinstatement of a sacked colleague and a 2.8% pay rise, with further above-inflation rises for the next two years

July 16, 2014 Tony Dowling

Gaza: Today we blocked the street. On Saturday we'll block the city

Gaza: Today we blocked the street. On Saturday we'll block the city

The BBC was blockaded by thousands of protestors tonight - part of a mass popular upsurge against the Israeli onslaught on the Palestinians and Britain's sup...

July 15, 2014 Chris Nineham

Social trade unionism can break the corporate juggernaut

Social trade unionism can break the corporate juggernaut

For trade unions to fight back and win we need to tap into the massive political anger and idealism that is running right across society argues John Westmore...

July 15, 2014 John Westmoreland

Gove's last lesson

Gove's last lesson

John Rees looks at the meaning of the Cabinet reshuffle

July 15, 2014 John Rees

Editors picks

The struggle to free Palestine - Timeline with John Rees

The struggle to free Palestine - Timeline with John Rees

Stop the War officer John Rees provides a short history of imperial intervention in the middle east and the ongoing struggle of the Palestinians to regain their...

May 31, 2010 John Rees

The Middle East at the Crossroads: Tony Cliff on Israel

The Middle East at the Crossroads: Tony Cliff on Israel

Shortly after leaving Palestine in 1945, Tony Cliff wrote this seminal article about the foundations of Israel and Western imperial intervention in the Middl...

January 19, 2011 Tony Cliff

The crisis of the British regime: democracy, protest and the unions

The crisis of the British regime: democracy, protest and the unions

The British political regime faces a crisis of confidence. This report presents empirical evidence for the democratic deficit, growing protest, the state of th...

November 27, 2011 Adrian Cousins

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Social trade unionism can break the corporate juggernaut

Social trade unionism can break the corporate juggernaut

For trade unions to fight back and win we need to tap into the massive political anger and idealism that is running right across society argues John Westmore...

July 15, 2014 John Westmoreland

The agony of Gaza

The agony of Gaza

The brutality visited on Gaza flows from a simple fact; that Israel, the Arab dictators, and Western imperialism would all prefer that the Palestinians did n...

July 12, 2014 Neil Faulkner

Britain's economy: one shock away from another crash

Britain's economy: one shock away from another crash

James Meadway writes on the growing danger of a new crash facing the debt laden British economy

July 12, 2014 James Meadway

#J10: the people strike back

#J10: the people strike back

As millions strike and march together, we need to develop the alliance between unions and the majority who are under attack argues Chris Nineham

July 9, 2014 Chris Nineham

Cameron's 'Growth Deal' - a begging bowl for the regions

Cameron's 'Growth Deal' - a begging bowl for the regions

Breaking the London bias of the UK economy requires a decisive break with the trickle-down economics that has accompanied London-centred growth writes James ...

July 9, 2014 James Meadway

New carriers, new wars

New carriers, new wars

The new aircraft carriers are designed for large scale war - with Britain acting as the junior partner of the US argues Alastair Stephens

July 8, 2014 Alastair Stephens

Iraq: three kinds of blowback and the threat of war stoked by western meddling

Iraq: three kinds of blowback and the threat of war stoked by western meddling

Western intervention has been the curse of the Middle East for over 100 years. The cure for the crisis in Iraq is not more intervention, says John Rees, but ...

June 15, 2014 John Rees

The unions and the people v austerity

The unions and the people v austerity

The unions are central to a major series of demonstrations, strikes and protests writes Sam Fairbairn

June 9, 2014 Sam Fairbairn

Inequality and the working class today

Inequality and the working class today

Today I spoke at the Dangerous Times festival in London alongside Selina Todd, author of ‘The People: the rise and fall of the working class’. This article is b...

June 2, 2014 Alex Snowdon

The other side of the Euro elections

The other side of the Euro elections

Talking up the defeat of mainstream parties, the mainstream media justifies the move rightwardsBut there is another side, writes Alastair Stephens

May 29, 2014 Alastair Stephens

Labour, Ukip and the local elections: myth and reality

Labour, Ukip and the local elections: myth and reality

The only way to challenge the rise of Ukip, the party that has made racism more respectable, is to offer a real alternative to austerity, argues Lindsey German ...

May 24, 2014 Lindsey German

Stopping Ukip's establishment populism

Stopping Ukip's establishment populism

Stopping Ukip will require an effective, populist left able to mobilise the anti-establishment mood currently being tapped by Farage argues James Meadway ...

May 21, 2014 James Meadway

Modi and BJP secure massive victory in India's elections

Modi and BJP secure massive victory in India's elections

Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi of the Bharatiya Janata party has won a landslide election victory - despite being implicated in mass murder. Sheena Sumaria rep...

May 20, 2014 Sheena Sumaria

The cost of living crisis rolls on

The cost of living crisis rolls on

April's rise in the CPI rate suggests that the cost of living is once again increasing faster than wage rises writes James Meadway

May 20, 2014 James Meadway

The Russians are coming! (or maybe not)

The Russians are coming! (or maybe not)

The US and its key allies in Nato are preparing militarily for confrontation with Russia, or any potential rivals - increasing the risk of future bloodshed writ...

May 15, 2014 Alsastair Stephens

Opinion

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MH17 and the threat of a world war

MH17 and the threat of a world war

The downing of Flight MH17 has fuelled the dangerous dynamic of global conflict that is leading the world towards the violent chaos we witnessed one hundred ...

July 22, 2014 Matt Carr

Israel's invasion: a pre-planned atrocity

Israel's invasion: a pre-planned atrocity

The politicians and the media may look the other way as Israel commits its atrocities, but there is now a huge global movement against Israeli aggression say...

July 18, 2014 Chris Nineham

Selling our schools - Gove's Trojan Horse

Selling our schools - Gove's Trojan Horse

Gove may have gone but the covert privatisation of schools he initiated continues writes Clare Sambrook

July 16, 2014 Clare Sambrook

Gove's last lesson

Gove's last lesson

John Rees looks at the meaning of the Cabinet reshuffle

July 15, 2014 John Rees

Stand Up Against Austerity

Stand Up Against Austerity

Despite being one of the richest in the world, ours is a country where 1 in 6 children and 1 in 3 disabled people live in poverty writes Marienna Pope-Weidem...

July 12, 2014 Marienna Pope-Weidemann

Ten reasons to get active and stop TTIP

Ten reasons to get active and stop TTIP

Marienna Pope-Weidemann on how TTIP is a direct assault on every legislative victory won by progressive forces since the Second World War

July 12, 2014 Marienna Pope-Weidemann

Gaza: killing scores of innocent people is not self defence

Gaza: killing scores of innocent people is not self defence

The Palestinians are always put in the position of being to blame for someone else occupying their land, and for then having the temerity to fight back write...

July 12, 2014 Lindsey German

Dazzled and humiliated: Leonardo Boff offers his analysis of the Brazil v Germany match

Dazzled and humiliated: Leonardo Boff offers his analysis of the Brazil v Germany match

Orlando Hill writes on the role of corporate contamination in Brazil's humiliating defeat in the World Cup

July 11, 2014 Orlando Hill

Do not go gentle: The politics of Dylan Thomas

Do not go gentle: The politics of Dylan Thomas

2014 marks the centenary of Dylan Thomas’ birth. Sean Ledwith looks at the radical politics of a celebrated Welsh poet and writer

July 6, 2014 Sean Ledwith

Reading le tour

Reading le tour

Mark Perryman reviews books that can help frame our enjoyment of the Tour de France

July 1, 2014 Mark Perryman

The meaning of the hacking trial: a free press would be a really good idea

The meaning of the hacking trial: a free press would be a really good idea

We need a free and fearless press because we certainly don’t appear to have one now writes Des Freedman

June 25, 2014 Des Freedman

The #NoMoreAusterity protest: a breakthrough for the movement

The #NoMoreAusterity protest: a breakthrough for the movement

The People's Assembly demonstration on 21 June 2014 was the biggest protest not organised primarily by the unions since the student protests in 2010 writes A...

June 24, 2014 Alex Snowdon

Waiting for the third republic, still!

Waiting for the third republic, still!

Sofia Typaladou on the crisis of the Spanish monarchy

June 24, 2014 Sofia Typaladou

Tour de Angleterre avec France

Tour de Angleterre avec France

Mark Perryman argues the case for Le Tour as a model of democratic sport

June 21, 2014 Mark Perryman

Making Parliament Square the People's Square

Making Parliament Square the People's Square

This Saturday the People's Assembly will be taking over Parliament Square. Merlin Fulcher writes of the need to democratise this symbolic public space ...

June 20, 2014 Merlin Fulcher

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The Land Grab: Africa and Imperialism

The Land Grab: Africa and Imperialism

Africa’s subordinated position in global capitalism has made its agriculture vulnerable to imperialist land-grabbing, in which the West, not China, takes the...

July 16, 2014 Dan Poulton

Yes: The Radical Case for Scottish Independence

Yes: The Radical Case for Scottish Independence

Neil Faulkner welcomes a powerfully argued case for a yes vote in the coming Scottish independence referendum

July 10, 2014 Neil Faulkner

The Dogs are Eating Them Now: Our War in Afghanistan

The Dogs are Eating Them Now: Our War in Afghanistan

As Western policy unravels across the Middle East, it is more important than ever to expose media complicity in interventions such as in Afghanistan, argues ...

July 4, 2014 Helen Redmond

Creditocracy and the case for debt refusal

Creditocracy and the case for debt refusal

The role of debt in both maintaining our economies and creating huge inequalities is explored to good effect, despite some problems, writes Lindy Syson ...

June 28, 2014 Lindy Syson

Reclaiming Development: An Alternative Economic Policy Manual

Reclaiming Development: An Alternative Economic Policy Manual

Reclaiming Development, an important critique of neoliberal economics, has now been updated in the wake of the 2008 crash, and exposes the persistent myth of ne...

June 13, 2014 Peter Stauber

The Battle for Europe

The Battle for Europe

The alternatives are not restricted to neoliberalism in or out of the European Union. It is possible to fight for a radical left transformation of European inst...

June 6, 2014 Orlando Hill

The Muslims are Coming! Islamophobia, Extremism and the Domestic War on Terror

The Muslims are Coming! Islamophobia, Extremism and the Domestic War on Terror

Arun Kundnani’s The Muslims are Coming! lays bare the racist victimisation visited upon Muslims in the UK and the US as a result of state policies on terrorism...

May 31, 2014 Elaine Graham-Leigh

The Falling Rate of Learning and the Neoliberal Endgame

The Falling Rate of Learning and the Neoliberal Endgame

David Blacker makes a powerful case that in the present phase of capitalism, our rulers are abandoning the previous era’s principle of universal education ...

May 24, 2014 Sean Ledwith

The Leveller family chronicles

The Leveller family chronicles

New work on the Levellers and other radicals of the seventeenth century underlines the crucial role they played in the English Revolution, argues John Rees ...

May 18, 2014 John Rees

The Shadow of Recent Wars: Historians and the Origins of World War I

The Shadow of Recent Wars: Historians and the Origins of World War I

In denying imperialism as the cause of wars, works by recent mainstream academic historians effectively feed into the justifications of wars past and present ...

May 8, 2014 Dominic Alexander

Socialist Register 2014: Registering Class - the working class

Socialist Register 2014: Registering Class - the working class

In the second part of the review of Socialist Register 2014, Alex Snowdon discusses the changing nature and position of the working class

May 4, 2014 Alex Snowdon

Socialist Register 2014: Registering Class

Socialist Register 2014: Registering Class

In the first of a two-part review, Alex Snowdon looks at Socialist Register discussions on the nature of the ruling class

April 24, 2014 Alex Snowdon

Crucible of Resistance: Greece, the Eurozone & the World Economic Crisis

Crucible of Resistance: Greece, the Eurozone & the World Economic Crisis

Crucible of Resistance examines the crisis in Greece, relating it to the problems of the European economy and discussing strategies for resistance, finds Myrto ...

April 20, 2014 Myrto Petsota

A Freedom Budget for All Americans

A Freedom Budget for All Americans

This imaginative telling of a lost gem of American history offers a practical challenge to the neoliberal agenda, writes Adam Tomes

April 11, 2014 Adam Tomes

Do Muslim Women Need Saving?

Do Muslim Women Need Saving?

The problems of Muslim women stem from capitalism not religion, finds Jacqueline Mulhallen, reviewing Do Muslim Women Need Saving?

April 3, 2014 Jacqueline Mulhallen

Theory

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Winning the argument for revolution: Trotsky and the Transitional Programme

Winning the argument for revolution: Trotsky and the Transitional Programme

Chris Bambery discusses Trotsky's attempts to use transitional demands to relate socialist ideas to the real world ...

August 21, 2012 Chris Bambery

Counterforum: Lenin & Lukacs

Counterforum: Lenin & Lukacs

Video from this month's Counterforum which examined the role of two leading Marxist revolutionaries. ...

June 23, 2010

Women’s history

Women’s history

Lindsey German looks at the history of the women's movement, the massive changes to the lives of women and the theoretical responses to women's oppression ...

February 7, 2013 Lindsey German

The crisis of the British regime: democracy, protest and the unions

The crisis of the British regime: democracy, protest and the unions

The British political regime faces a crisis of confidence. This report presents empirical evidence for the democratic deficit, growing protest, the state of th...

November 27, 2011 Adrian Cousins

E P Thompson and The Making of the English Working Class

E P Thompson and The Making of the English Working Class

Dominic Alexander defends E P Thompson’s The Making of the English Working Class - one the most debated and influential of all the books produced by British ...

April 9, 2010 Dominic Alexander

Lukács, Lenin, the vanguard party and the working class

Lukács, Lenin, the vanguard party and the working class

It is the Russian Revolution and its achievements that gives Lenin his place in history. But it is also the degradation of the original revolutionary spirit und...

May 29, 2010 György Lukács, introduction by Alex Snowdon

Brian Pearce: Some Past Rank-and-File Movements

Brian Pearce: Some Past Rank-and-File Movements

Alex Snowdon introduces Brian Pearce's classic article about the history of rank and file movements in the trade unions and looks at the lessons for today. ...

October 28, 2010 Brian Pearce | Introduction by Alex Snowdon

Another China rising

Another China rising

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

Socialism and war: capitalism and war

Socialism and war: capitalism and war

In the first part of 'Socialism and War' John Rees looks at capitalism and war

March 30, 2014 John Rees

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

Syria: empire and revolution - Russian introduction

Syria: empire and revolution - Russian introduction

In this introduction to the Russian translation his of article 'Empire and revolution', John Rees argues that the events of the last year have confirmed the ana...

September 28, 2013 John Rees

Gramsci on spontaneity, organisation and leadership

Gramsci on spontaneity, organisation and leadership

Chris Bambery explores the relationship between "spontaneous" working class struggle and revolutionary organisation through the work of Antonio Gramsci ...

August 30, 2012 Chris Bambery

Clara Zetkin: oppression, class, and socialism

Clara Zetkin: oppression, class, and socialism

Lindsey German responds to John Riddell's article, 'Clara Zetkin in the Lion’s Den' ...

January 20, 2014 Lindsey German

Alexandra Kollontai: Class and women’s oppression

Alexandra Kollontai: Class and women’s oppression

When will someone make a film about the incredible life of Alexandra Kollontai? Born into a rich family, she rebelled with an 'unsuitable' marriage, was radic...

May 29, 2010 Alexandra Kollontai, introduced by Tansy E Hoskins

Socialism and war: Labour and war

Socialism and war: Labour and war

In the second part of 'Socialism and War' John Rees looks at the record of the Labour Party and imperialism

March 30, 2014 John Rees

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