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Jess fails to impress:  so what’s next for Labour’s right? – weekly briefing

Jess fails to impress: so what’s next for Labour’s right? – weekly briefing

Blogs January 27, 2020

Lindsey German on post-Corbynism and the realities of Brexit  

England’s Other Countrymen: Black Tudor Society - book review

England’s Other Countrymen: Black Tudor Society - book review

Book Reviews January 23, 2020

A history of the black people of Tudor England shows large numbers and varied circumstances before systematic racism developed, finds Elaine Graham-Leigh ...

If Labour wants to win back the working class, it has to reject Keir Starmer

If Labour wants to win back the working class, it has to reject Keir Starmer

Opinion January 18, 2020

Starmer's record, especially in the last 4 years under Corbyn's leadership, shows he's no friend of the left, argues Reuben Bard-Rosenberg

Behind Trump's tantrums: the US, Iran and the continuing threat of war

Behind Trump's tantrums: the US, Iran and the continuing threat of war

Opinion January 15, 2020

The decline in the US' strategic power in the region is leading to desperate measures from Trump writes Chris Nineham

Another struggle is possible

Another struggle is possible

Analysis December 29, 2019

John Rees looks at what was lost and how to win again

Rebuilding the resistance

Rebuilding the resistance

Opinion December 15, 2019

Boris Johnson has to be resisted, and that means we have to get organised

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The government's attacks on Gypsies, Roma and Travellers are an attack on us all

The government's attacks on Gypsies, Roma and Travellers are an attack on us all

The government consultation aiming to criminalise the lives of some of Britain's most vulnerable and persecuted groups is disgraceful and must be resisted by us...

January 27, 2020 Norbert Lawrie

On Holocaust Memorial Day

On Holocaust Memorial Day

Never again! This requires action now, as well as reflection, argues Reuben Bard-Rosenberg

January 27, 2020 Reuben Bard-Rosenberg

Tony Cliff: The Jews, Israel and the Holocaust

Tony Cliff: The Jews, Israel and the Holocaust

Tony Cliff was a Palestinian Jew and leading revolutionary socialist in Britain. On Holocaust Memorial Day, and the 75th anniversary of the liberation of A...

January 26, 2020 Tony Cliff

The Canary and The Crow at Arcola Theatre - review

The Canary and The Crow at Arcola Theatre - review

Alia Butt reviews The Canary and The Crow, on at the Arcola Theatre until 8 February

January 26, 2020 Alia Butt

Sex/Crime at Soho Theatre - review

Sex/Crime at Soho Theatre - review

Tom Griffiths reviews Sex/Crime, on at Soho Theatre till 1 February

January 25, 2020 Tom Griffiths

What next for the French strikers?

What next for the French strikers?

The mass movement in France is impressive and has made enormous gains but the battle against Macron's Thatcherite reforms needs a second wind, reports John Mull...

January 24, 2020 John Mullen

Theory

What did Engels say about revolution?

What did Engels say about revolution?

Engels was a revolutionary democrat and a revolutionary realist, argues Dragan Plavšić

July 26, 2019 Dragan Plavšić

Media and the infrastructure of radical movements

Media and the infrastructure of radical movements

Our movements need media that inspire mass participation, amplifying analysis to reach new audiences turning to the left, writes Des Freedman

September 17, 2018 Des Freedman

Socialism: utopian and scientific - an introduction

Socialism: utopian and scientific - an introduction

Engels’ popular pamphlet offers one of the best concise accounts of capitalist development and an accessible introduction to Marx's revolutionar...

June 20, 2018 John Rees

Books

How America Became Capitalist - book review

How America Became Capitalist - book review

James Parisot’s How America Became Capitalist uncovers the contested and contradictory history of capitalist development in the United States, finds Dominic Ale...

January 16, 2020 Dominic Alexander

Gadget Consciousness - book review

Gadget Consciousness - book review

In Gadget Consciousness, Joss Hands unpacks some of the ways social media helps and hinders collective consciousness and activism, finds Peter Stäuber ...

January 9, 2020 Peter Stauber

‘All Sorts of Woman’: review of Selina Todd’s Tastes of Honey and the National Theatre’s A Taste of Honey

‘All Sorts of Woman’: review of Selina Todd’s Tastes of Honey and the National Theatre’s A Taste of Honey

Selina Todd’s biography of Shelagh Delaney contains an urgent political message and a new performance of Delaney’s most famous play shows us how radical she was...

January 2, 2020 Katherine Connelly