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Can the Working Class Change the World? - book review

Can the Working Class Change the World? - book review

Book Reviews August 15, 2019

If the working class is to change the world, it needs serious strategies to find unity and overcome divisions, not woolly moralism, argues Richard Allday ...

Swinson’s choice: better a no deal Brexit than Corbyn

Swinson’s choice: better a no deal Brexit than Corbyn

Analysis August 15, 2019

For the Liberal Democrats, a no deal Brexit seems preferable to a left wing Labour government under Corbyn, argues Alex Snowdon

Rise Like Lions: the politics of Shelley's Mask of Anarchy

Rise Like Lions: the politics of Shelley's Mask of Anarchy

History August 14, 2019

200 years after it was penned, Jacqueline Mulhallen explores the politics of Shelley's great poem

The women of Peterloo

The women of Peterloo

History August 13, 2019

We can learn from the inspirational struggle of working-class women against a violent and corrupt Tory government 200 years ago in our fight against the Tories ...

Johnson out, Corbyn in: we need a general election – weekly briefing

Johnson out, Corbyn in: we need a general election – weekly briefing

Opinion August 12, 2019

No summer recess for our side as vitalising extra-parliamentary pressure becomes a priority, argues Alex Snowdon

Tower Hamlets ban should be a wake up call on Palestine

Tower Hamlets ban should be a wake up call on Palestine

Latest News August 5, 2019

The IHRA definition is being used to stifle Palestine activism, exactly as activists had warned it would, report Chris Nineham and Sybil Cock

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Boris Johnson’s law and order proposals are a scam

Boris Johnson’s law and order proposals are a scam

As ever, Boris Johnson's gung-ho attitude is designed to distract, writes Eleftheria Kousta

August 16, 2019 Eleftheria Kousta

Peterloo: Manchester is still resisting

Peterloo: Manchester is still resisting

Remembering Peterloo means keeping the fight on the streets, writes Penny Hicks

August 16, 2019 Penny Hicks

How socialists should commemorate Peterloo

How socialists should commemorate Peterloo

Peterloo presents us with unfinished business, argues John Westmoreland 

August 15, 2019 John Westmoreland

Evasive 'democracy': Israel bans Omar and Tlaib

Evasive 'democracy': Israel bans Omar and Tlaib

Israel's refusal of two US congresswomen is unacceptable but highlights the strength of BDS, writes Thomas Gibbs

August 15, 2019 Thomas Gibbs

The poisonous politics of Priti Patel

The poisonous politics of Priti Patel

The disgraced former minister Priti Patel is back in government with her own brand of toxic politics that must be opposed by the left, argues David McAllis...

August 15, 2019 David McAllister

Defending the Indefensible: the British Army in Northern Ireland, 1969

Defending the Indefensible: the British Army in Northern Ireland, 1969

In deploying troops to Derry, Downing Street was propping up the Unionist government to shield itself from blame, argues Chris Bambery

August 14, 2019 Chris Bambery

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 far will he go? Trump and the limits of populism - book review

How far will he go? Trump and the limits of populism - book review

Chris Nineham assesses the varied interpretations of Trump in this year’s Socialist Register, pointing out the opportunities for the left

August 8, 2019 Chris Nineham

The Coming of the American Behemoth - book review

The Coming of the American Behemoth - book review

Roberto’s The Coming of the American Behemoth argues that fascist-like processes arose from the essential workings of monopoly capitalism in 1930s Ame...

August 1, 2019 Martin Hall

From Commune to Capitalism - book review

From Commune to Capitalism - book review

A valuable analysis of China’s turn to neoliberalism since the late 1970s needs to be put in the longer context of Chinese state capitalism, argues Sean Ledwith...

July 25, 2019 Sean Ledwith