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Learning from Scotland's radical independence movement

Learning from Scotland's radical independence movement

Opinion September 16, 2014

Chris Bambery: whatever the final result it’s worth looking at what the Radical Independence Campaign has achieved and how it might be emulated elsewhere in ...

10 reasons why Scotland's vote is a crisis for the British elite

10 reasons why Scotland's vote is a crisis for the British elite

Opinion September 15, 2014

Alex Snowdon looks at 10 important things to consider, regardless of the outcome of this Thursday's referendum

Know your enemy: vote yes

Know your enemy: vote yes

Opinion September 15, 2014

Chris Bambery: the British elite see working class support for independence and hate and fear it at the same time

Marxism and the Oppression of Women: Towards a Unitary Theory

Marxism and the Oppression of Women: Towards a Unitary Theory

Book Reviews September 12, 2014

Lindsey German welcomes a new edition of a classic of Marxist Women’s Liberation theory, which opens up rich debates over the nature and origins of women’s o...

Yes to women's equality - Scottish Independence: A Feminist Response

Yes to women's equality - Scottish Independence: A Feminist Response

Opinion September 7, 2014

Lindsey German reviews 'Scottish Independence: A Feminist Response' by Cat Boyd and Jenny Morrison

Video: London welcomes the People's March for the NHS

Video: London welcomes the People's March for the NHS

Video September 7, 2014

Video of the welcome march and the speeches that greeted the '300 milers' who had walked from Jarrow to London in protest at the privatisation of the NHS ...

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Scotland's vote, Britain's crisis: politics after the referendum

Scotland's vote, Britain's crisis: politics after the referendum

Counterfire meetings in London and Newcastle discuss the impact of the Scottish independence referendum in the wake of the vote

September 17, 2014 Counterfire

Give the Orange bigots their marching orders with a Yes vote

Give the Orange bigots their marching orders with a Yes vote

As the Orange Order takes to the streets of Edinburgh in defence of the Union, Chris Bambery looks at the roots of anti-Catholic sectarianism

September 15, 2014 Chris Bambery

Red, white, blue and green with envy

Red, white, blue and green with envy

Ahead of Scotland’s Referendum Mark Perryman has just put up his ‘Yes’ poster in deepest England

September 10, 2014 Mark Perryman

Ukraine's uprising against Nato, neoliberals and oligarchs - an interview with Boris Kagarlitsky

Ukraine's uprising against Nato, neoliberals and oligarchs - an interview with Boris Kagarlitsky

Despite the ceasefire the crisis in Ukraine is far from resolved. Feyzi Ismail talks to Russian Marxist and dissident Boris Kagarlitsky about the background ...

September 8, 2014 Feyzi Ismail

Message from Edinburgh

Message from Edinburgh

London-based activist Matt Houlihan joined two canvasses of working class estates in Scotland to experience the infectious excitement of the radical campaign...

September 7, 2014 Matt Houlihan

A thunderclap in Westminster

A thunderclap in Westminster

As the Yes campaign edges ahead in the polls Chris Bambery looks at the crisis in the No campaign

September 7, 2014 Chris Bambery

National TUC anti-austerity demonstration | 18 October 2014

National TUC anti-austerity demonstration | 18 October 2014

The People's Assembly Against Austerity will be mobilising to support the TUC protest against on 18 October

September 7, 2014 Sam Fairbairn

Existence is resistance: review of 'Two Days and One Night'‏

Existence is resistance: review of 'Two Days and One Night'‏

Chris Nineham reviews 'Two Days and One Night', a new film by the Dardenne Brothers

September 5, 2014 Chris Nineham

An Impatient Life: A Memoir

An Impatient Life: A Memoir

Daniel Bensaïd’s memoir of a life as a socialist in France provides an engaging account of a revolutionary life during the 1960s and after, finds William Boo...

September 5, 2014 William Booth

Hipsters, housing and homelessness‏

Hipsters, housing and homelessness‏

Conan Doyle on why we need a radical reform of the entire housing market

September 5, 2014 Conan Doyle

We'll protest as long as Nato promotes war

We'll protest as long as Nato promotes war

Lindsey German: as these masters of war meet again, we will make our voices heard to prevent further bloodshed and atrocities in Ukraine and Iraq

September 4, 2014 Lindsey German

Scottish independence, exposing UK debt dependency‏

Scottish independence, exposing UK debt dependency‏

Rising chances of a Yes vote in this month’s referendum on Scottish independence have rattled the financial markets. The UK’s unbalanced economy is at the he...

September 4, 2014 James Meadway

Scotland: yes to independence is no to nationalism

Scotland: yes to independence is no to nationalism

Scottish independence would barely impact on election results, but would be a welcome blow to British nationalism writes Adam Ramsay

September 4, 2014 Adam Ramsay

Video: speeches from the Newport No to NATO protest and Cardiff counter-conference

Video: speeches from the Newport No to NATO protest and Cardiff counter-conference

Videos of the speeches from the protest rally held in Newport on 30 August to protest against the Nato summit. Produced by Paul Hanes

September 3, 2014 Paul Hanes

Liveblog: Protest against Nato summit in Newport

Liveblog: Protest against Nato summit in Newport

Images, videos and tweets from the mobilisation against Nato's war summit in Newport, Wales

August 29, 2014 Ady Cousins

Editors picks

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

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

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

July 23, 2014 John Rees

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

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

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

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

They’re both as bad as each other. This is not a moment to pick sides*

They’re both as bad as each other. This is not a moment to pick sides*

The narrative of equals is a sham. Only in the realms of superb fantasy can a child killer be measured in the same breath as the child he killed writes Charl...

August 1, 2014 Charles B. Anthony

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

Interview with People's March for the NHS organiser Rehana Azam

Interview with People's March for the NHS organiser Rehana Azam

Mark Tyers speaks to Rehana Azam, co-founder and organiser of the People's March for the NHS at the march stopping point outside The Church Mouse pub on Ches...

August 17, 2014 Mark Tyers

The Holocaust and Israel

The Holocaust and Israel

It is one of the most tragic cases in history that an oppressed nation like the Jews, have imposed oppression and barbarism on another nation – the Palestini...

July 29, 2014 Tony Cliff

Analysis

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Militarised racism and the Ferguson rebellion

Militarised racism and the Ferguson rebellion

Sean Ledwith looks at the police killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson and the rising against the racist machine

August 27, 2014 Sean Ledwith

French government falls - euro austerity cracks

French government falls - euro austerity cracks

James Meadway: Europe’s continuing economic woes are starting to pull apart the austerity consensus amongst its elites

August 25, 2014 James Meadway

The way to stop the Islamic State is a united, free Kurdistan - just what the US does not want

The way to stop the Islamic State is a united, free Kurdistan - just what the US does not want

Western calls to arm the Kurds and bomb Iraq are both hypocritical and dangerous, argues John Rees

August 17, 2014 John Rees

What's next for Turkey?

What's next for Turkey?

Erdogan has won Turkey's first presidential elections. But what is the future for Turkey with Erdogan as the nation's leader, and what do these elections sig...

August 12, 2014 Volkan Aran

Can Hamas Liberate Palestine?

Can Hamas Liberate Palestine?

Sean Ledwith looks at the origins of Hamas and its role as an expression of popular Palestinian resistance to Israeli occupation

August 9, 2014 Sean Ledwith

The rise and rise of the Islamic State

The rise and rise of the Islamic State

The rapid advance across Iraq by militant fighters from the Islamic State, widely known as Isis, has thrown the country into chaos

August 8, 2014 Sami Ramadani

Gaza: has Israel been defeated by its own brutality?

Gaza: has Israel been defeated by its own brutality?

Despite the enormous cost in Palestinian lives, the Israeli state is losing in every dimension of its struggle to crush Gaza argues John Rees

August 4, 2014 John Rees

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

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

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

July 23, 2014 John Rees

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

Opinion

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Give the Orange bigots their marching orders with a Yes vote

Give the Orange bigots their marching orders with a Yes vote

As the Orange Order takes to the streets of Edinburgh in defence of the Union, Chris Bambery looks at the roots of anti-Catholic sectarianism

September 15, 2014 Chris Bambery

Red, white, blue and green with envy

Red, white, blue and green with envy

Ahead of Scotland’s Referendum Mark Perryman has just put up his ‘Yes’ poster in deepest England

September 10, 2014 Mark Perryman

Message from Edinburgh

Message from Edinburgh

London-based activist Matt Houlihan joined two canvasses of working class estates in Scotland to experience the infectious excitement of the radical campaign...

September 7, 2014 Matt Houlihan

A thunderclap in Westminster

A thunderclap in Westminster

As the Yes campaign edges ahead in the polls Chris Bambery looks at the crisis in the No campaign

September 7, 2014 Chris Bambery

Hipsters, housing and homelessness‏

Hipsters, housing and homelessness‏

Conan Doyle on why we need a radical reform of the entire housing market

September 5, 2014 Conan Doyle

We'll protest as long as Nato promotes war

We'll protest as long as Nato promotes war

Lindsey German: as these masters of war meet again, we will make our voices heard to prevent further bloodshed and atrocities in Ukraine and Iraq

September 4, 2014 Lindsey German

Scottish independence, exposing UK debt dependency‏

Scottish independence, exposing UK debt dependency‏

Rising chances of a Yes vote in this month’s referendum on Scottish independence have rattled the financial markets. The UK’s unbalanced economy is at the he...

September 4, 2014 James Meadway

Scotland: yes to independence is no to nationalism

Scotland: yes to independence is no to nationalism

Scottish independence would barely impact on election results, but would be a welcome blow to British nationalism writes Adam Ramsay

September 4, 2014 Adam Ramsay

No excuse for no

No excuse for no

James Meadway: we have an opportunity to crack open our captured democracy, undermine Britain's imperial military power and break up the Westminster-City mac...

August 28, 2014 James Meadway

Nato summit: planning the march to war

Nato summit: planning the march to war

Lindsey German: this week Nato's political and military elite will descend on Newport to plan more military intervention - creating the greatest threat of an...

August 28, 2014 Lindsey German

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An Impatient Life: A Memoir

An Impatient Life: A Memoir

Daniel Bensaïd’s memoir of a life as a socialist in France provides an engaging account of a revolutionary life during the 1960s and after, finds William Boo...

September 5, 2014 William Booth

Languages of the Unheard: Why militant protest is good for democracy

Languages of the Unheard: Why militant protest is good for democracy

A defence of the democratic function of militant protest in Stephen D’Arcy’s Languages of the Unheard provides rigorous and valuable arguments, argues Willia...

August 27, 2014 William Alderson

Hell’s Kitchen and the Battle for Urban Space: Class Struggles and Progressive Reform in New York City

Hell’s Kitchen and the Battle for Urban Space: Class Struggles and Progressive Reform in New York City

The history of the working class of Hell’s Kitchen, New York, explored through the prism of subjectivities of space, is a project that promises more than it ...

August 20, 2014 Dominic Alexander

Old Wine, Broken Bottle: Ari Shavit’s Promised Land

Old Wine, Broken Bottle: Ari Shavit’s Promised Land

Attempts by the likes of Ari Shavit to defend Israeli policy in Palestine wear ever thinner, as shown by Norman Finkelstein’s robust critique in Old Wine, Br...

August 15, 2014 Rohan J Bundell

Brazil’s Dance with the Devil: the World Cup, the Olympics and the Fight for Democracy

Brazil’s Dance with the Devil: the World Cup, the Olympics and the Fight for Democracy

It was perfectly fair to enjoy the World Cup and carry on fighting for a better future, argues Orlando Hill

August 6, 2014 Orlando Hill

Corporate Europe: How big business sets policies on food, climate and war

Corporate Europe: How big business sets policies on food, climate and war

Richard Allday welcomes David Cronin’s devastating critique of the corporate interests driving EU policy, including the new ultra-neoliberal TTIP proposals, ...

July 31, 2014 Richard Allday

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

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...

July 25, 2014 Ellen Graubart

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

Theory

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The workers, the unions, and the crisis

The workers, the unions, and the crisis

The working class is central to any project for revolutionary change. Yet today strikes are at an historical low. How do we help transform the bitterness at the...

March 29, 2010 Neil Faulkner

Strategy and tactics: how the left can organise to transform society

Strategy and tactics: how the left can organise to transform society

Free to download or read online this short book by John Rees draws on the experience of recent mass movements and past revolutions to suggest ways in which the ...

April 20, 2011 John Rees

Leninism for Dangerous Times

Leninism for Dangerous Times

What can we learn from Lenin about how we organise to transform society? Paul Le Blanc provides some answers in this text of his talk presented at Dangerous Ide...

June 2, 2013 Paul Le Blanc

Lenin: Class Society and the State

Lenin: Class Society and the State

The violent centralised nature of the modern political state has been on display recently both on the streets of Arab cities and Britain. How should socialists...

April 10, 2011 V. I .Lenin introduction by Alex Snowden

Empire and revolution - Syria and the critics of the anti-war movement

Empire and revolution - Syria and the critics of the anti-war movement

John Rees responds to recent discussions on Syria, imperialism and the Arab revolutions ...

August 1, 2012 John Rees

Democratic revolution or socialist revolution?

Democratic revolution or socialist revolution?

In this chapter from his book Marxism at the Millennium, Tony Cliff, writes about the relationship between the struggle for democratic freedoms and socialism. ...

January 17, 2011 Tony Cliff

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