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William Godwin: A political life - book review

William Godwin: A political life - book review

Book Reviews May 16, 2019

A new biography lauds William Godwin, but some contemporary radicals of the 1790s offer better inspiration for the modern left, argues Dominic Alexander ...

Trump and Iran: the brink of war

Trump and Iran: the brink of war

Analysis May 14, 2019

Trump, John Bolton and Mike Pompeo have created a situation with Iran that is risking a new war in the Middle East, argues Chris Nineham

We stand with Palestine: thousands march in solidarity

We stand with Palestine: thousands march in solidarity

Latest News May 13, 2019

Thousands of protesters marched through London on Saturday showing that solidarity with Palestine in Britain hasn't gone anywhere, reports Shabbir Lakha ...

An insurgent right can only be fought by an insurgent left – weekly briefing

An insurgent right can only be fought by an insurgent left – weekly briefing

Opinion May 13, 2019

The Brexit Party’s theft of Corbyn’s anti-establishment thunder cannot be allowed to stand, argues Lindsey German

Remain and reform? European Parliament elections suggest otherwise

Remain and reform? European Parliament elections suggest otherwise

Analysis May 12, 2019

Promises of progressive reforms within the EU will ring hollow, with the hard right set to gain from polarisation. The left here can challenge this trend, argue...

The resistable rise of Nigel Farage

The resistable rise of Nigel Farage

Analysis May 11, 2019

The growth of the Brexit party is remarkable, but not unstoppable, argues John Rees

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Marxism made easy

Marxism made easy

Despite the nonsense that gets talked about it, Marxism is a clear, powerful, and relevant philosophy, argues Morgan Daniels

May 18, 2019 Morgan Daniels

Algeria revolts: what are the next steps?

Algeria revolts: what are the next steps?

Protestors keep up the pressure across Algeria and are demanding an end to the corrupt regimes of the past, reports Susan Ram

May 18, 2019 Susan Ram

Anti-Zionism is the antidote to Trump and Netanyahu

Anti-Zionism is the antidote to Trump and Netanyahu

Shabbir Lakha calls on the movement to be loud and clear in its opposition to Zionism

May 17, 2019 Shabbir Lakha

It's time for the Labour left to step up to the plate

It's time for the Labour left to step up to the plate

For Labour to beat the right, the left must stop retreating, argues John Rees

May 17, 2019 John Rees

Marxism in 30 minutes with John Rees - video

Marxism in 30 minutes with John Rees - video

John Rees gives a presentation explaining what Marxism is and why it's still relevant at a London Counterfire public meeting

May 16, 2019 John Rees

Nia Griffith has to go, say Labour members

Nia Griffith has to go, say Labour members

Over 1,500 Labour Party members have signed an open letter calling for Nia Griffith’s resignation, reports Shabbir Lakha

May 16, 2019 Shabbir Lakha

Theory

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

The limits of Keynesianism part 5: can the working class make advances within capitalism?

The limits of Keynesianism part 5: can the working class make advances within capitalism?

In the final part of our series, Dominic Alexander looks at how working class advancement means moving beyond the confines of reformism

May 18, 2018 Dominic Alexander

Books

Municipal Dreams - book review

Municipal Dreams - book review

Council housing was about building homes not financial assets, and we should be proud of that, finds William Alderson

May 9, 2019 William Alderson

City of Segregation, One Hundred Years of Struggle for Housing in Los Angeles - book review

City of Segregation, One Hundred Years of Struggle for Housing in Los Angeles - book review

Andrea Gibbons’ history of the battle for equal housing in LA uncovers the intensity and injustice of segregation, which remains a highly visible aspect of US c...

May 2, 2019 Adam Tomes

A People’s History of the Portuguese Revolution - book review

A People’s History of the Portuguese Revolution - book review

The Portuguese Revolution needs to be studied more thoroughly, and Varela’s book is good place to start, finds Orlando Hill

April 25, 2019 Orlando Hill