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French government falls - euro austerity cracks

French government falls - euro austerity cracks

Analysis August 25, 2014

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

Blaming the muslims: blowback and islamophobia

Blaming the muslims: blowback and islamophobia

Opinion August 23, 2014

Lindsey German: Muslims have been subjected to racist accusations and demands that they desist from extremism - but most Muslims in this country do not support ...

Isis, Khmer Rouge, Taliban: the awful products of US intervention

Isis, Khmer Rouge, Taliban: the awful products of US intervention

Opinion August 22, 2014

Isis is simply the latest in a series of fanatical, violent movements born out of the disastrous consequences of US military intervention argues Alastair Ste...

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

Book Reviews August 20, 2014

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 ...

Stop Nato setting fire to the world - protest on August 30

Stop Nato setting fire to the world - protest on August 30

Opinion August 19, 2014

The deranged expansionist policies of Nato are implicated in the wars in Gaza, Ukraine and Iraq argues Chris Nineham

Palestine solidarity: boycotting Israel and anti-Semitism

Palestine solidarity: boycotting Israel and anti-Semitism

Opinion August 19, 2014

Reuben Bard-Rosenberg: the Palestine solidarity movement must remain intolerant of anti-Semitism - but the claim that anti-Semitism is a dominant or generali...

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Video: an interview with Lutfur Rahman

Video: an interview with Lutfur Rahman

An in-depth interview with mayor of Tower Hamlets, Lutfur Rahman

August 27, 2014 Paul Hanes

Saving Sushil: Sheffield community campaigns against deportation of Buddhist monk

Saving Sushil: Sheffield community campaigns against deportation of Buddhist monk

The planned deportation of asylum seeker Sushilananda Sraman exposes our government's disregard for human rights

August 27, 2014 Marishka Van Steenbergen

Video: John Rees - stop arming Israel

Video: John Rees - stop arming Israel

John Rees speaking at a protest outside Downing Street - called in response to the UK government continuing to supply arms to Israel. Video by Paul Hanes ...

August 25, 2014 Paul Hanes

 A People’s History of Scotland: World War I and Protest

A People’s History of Scotland: World War I and Protest

In this final extract from A People’s History of Scotland, Chris Bambery reveals the range of protests during and opposition to the First World War that erup...

August 23, 2014 Chris Bambery

Direct action success for anti-fracking camp

Direct action success for anti-fracking camp

Matt Bonner reports how activists from Reclaim the Power targeted thirteen companies, government departments and academics who stand to profit from the indus...

August 21, 2014 Matt Bonner

A People’s History of Scotland: The Radical Wars

A People’s History of Scotland: The Radical Wars

In this second extract from A People’s History of Scotland, Chris Bambery discusses working-class movements of the early nineteenth century ...

August 20, 2014 Chris Bambery

A People’s History of Scotland: The Union of 1707

A People’s History of Scotland: The Union of 1707

In this first extract of three from A People’s History of Scotland, Chris Bambery describes the social conflict that accompanied the elite deal that was the ...

August 19, 2014 Chris Bambery

Lindsey German on BBC TV: a new UK military intervention in Iraq?

Lindsey German on BBC TV: a new UK military intervention in Iraq?

Lindsey German on a BBC TV panel show making the case against intervention in Iraq by the United States and Britain

August 19, 2014 Lindsey German

A new war in Iraq? Cameron's convenient amnesia

A new war in Iraq? Cameron's convenient amnesia

Lindsey German: What we are seeing in Iraq now is blowback on a major scale, yet many of those responsible are now saying more military intervention will wor...

August 19, 2014 Lindsey German

Springtime: The New Student Rebellions

Springtime: The New Student Rebellions

First-hand accounts of the momentous student movement that shook the world

August 18, 2014 Clare Solomon, Tania Palmieri

A People's History of London

A People's History of London

Lindsey German and John Rees brings you the forgotten history of London: the world capital of revolution.

August 18, 2014 Lindsey German, John Rees

Timelines: A Political History of the Modern World

Timelines: A Political History of the Modern World

John Rees guide to the last 100 years of great power conflict, social rebellion, strikes and protests.

August 18, 2014 John Rees

The people v. Tony Blair : Politics, the media and the anti-war movement

The people v. Tony Blair : Politics, the media and the anti-war movement

The People v. Tony Blair argues that even a hostile media can be neutralised when a mass movement becomes powerful enough.

August 18, 2014 Chris Nineham

The Second World War: A Marxist history

The Second World War: A Marxist history

Chris Bambery delivers a much-needed book portraying the political and military intricacies of the Second World War from a Marxist perspective. ...

August 18, 2014 Chris Bambery

Talha Ahsan: a celebration of survival

Talha Ahsan: a celebration of survival

A welcome home rally in front of the Home Office celebrated Talha Ahsan's recent release, reports Peter Stäuber

August 17, 2014 Peter Stauber

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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

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

Capitalism and Class Consciousness: the ideas of Georg Lukács

Capitalism and Class Consciousness: the ideas of Georg Lukács

Free to read or download online, Chris Nineham's short book looks at the ideas of Georg Lukács the Hungarian revolutionary whose work explored the hold of capit...

August 24, 2010 Chris Nineham

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

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

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 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

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

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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

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

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A new war in Iraq? Cameron's convenient amnesia

A new war in Iraq? Cameron's convenient amnesia

Lindsey German: What we are seeing in Iraq now is blowback on a major scale, yet many of those responsible are now saying more military intervention will wor...

August 19, 2014 Lindsey German

Scotland: escaping the austerity Union

Scotland: escaping the austerity Union

The Scottish Parliament is defenceless against Westminster cuts - remaining in the UK would condemn Scots to low wages, falling living standards and humiliat...

August 15, 2014 Adam Frew

Israel and the unmaking of Palestinian society

Israel and the unmaking of Palestinian society

The Israeli government appears to have gone beyond its previous policy of keeping Gaza on the brink of collapse and adopted a policy aimed at unmaking Palest...

August 12, 2014 Matt Carr

Why are British people so angry over Gaza?

Why are British people so angry over Gaza?

Lindsey German explains why people are on the streets over Gaza. There is a deep and longstanding movement in solidarity with the Palestinians, and anger ove...

August 12, 2014 Lindsey German

Where has the resistance gone? Turkey between two elections

Where has the resistance gone? Turkey between two elections

Volkan Aran looks at the prospects for the Left and the movement going into the Turkish presidential elections

August 6, 2014 Volkan Aran

From Gaza to Ukraine: unite opposition to Britain's warmongering elite

From Gaza to Ukraine: unite opposition to Britain's warmongering elite

Lindsey German: the Gaza protests, BDS boycotts, the campaign to break the UK government's links with Israel and the anti Nato protests are all connected - w...

August 6, 2014 Lindsey German

Einstein’s theory

Einstein’s theory

Charles B. Anthony: I for one will not let Israel hijack my family’s religion and culture in order to propagate the myth that coexistence between Muslims and...

August 5, 2014 Charles B. Anthony

Our message to the government: end your complicity in Gaza massacre

Our message to the government: end your complicity in Gaza massacre

A ceasefire is not enough - we need to step up the boycott, end the siege and fight for a free Palestine argues Lindsey German in today’s Morning Star ...

August 2, 2014 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

Gaza: parity and the reporting of a massacre

Gaza: parity and the reporting of a massacre

Regardless of hypothetical murderous intentions on both sides, the facts are that only one side is bombing a condensed civilian population with F-16 fighter ...

August 1, 2014 Barnaby Raine

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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

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

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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

Climate change movements: where are we going?

Climate change movements: where are we going?

Since 2009, the climate change movement has been losing momentum. But failure should not be taken as the whole story of Copenhagen and its aftermath, argues Ela...

January 24, 2012 Elaine Graham-Leigh

The case for revolutionary organisation

The case for revolutionary organisation

This article aims to answer two questions. First, why build a revolutionary socialist organisation? Second, what is required to build such an organisation? ...

May 25, 2011 Alex Snowdon

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

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

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

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