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The Fall and Rise of the British Left - book review

The Fall and Rise of the British Left - book review

Book Reviews February 20, 2020

Andrew Murray shows that Corbynism’s roots in social movements and rebellion against neoliberalism will mean its enduring significance, argues Chris Bambery ...

Labour in vain? – weekly briefing

Labour in vain? – weekly briefing

Blogs February 17, 2020

Lindsey German on post-Corbynism and the trans debate

When exposing war crimes becomes a crime: the case of Julian Assange

When exposing war crimes becomes a crime: the case of Julian Assange

Latest News February 6, 2020

Following an impressive London rally for Assange, Alistair Cartwright explains the significance of the case

High stakes in UCU strike: another 14 days of action announced

High stakes in UCU strike: another 14 days of action announced

Opinion February 4, 2020

Higher turnout likely than last year but the strike needs solidarity from the whole labour movement, argues Vladimir Unkovski-Korica

Retreat is a luxury the left cannot afford

Retreat is a luxury the left cannot afford

Analysis February 2, 2020

The left must turn to rebuilding dynamic extra-parliamentary resistance to the Tories 

Another struggle is possible

Another struggle is possible

Analysis December 29, 2019

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

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Pickets out in force for first day of UCU strike

Pickets out in force for first day of UCU strike

Reports from picket lines around the country on the first day of the UCU strike

February 20, 2020 Counterfire

The setbacks for Palestine solidarity and the need to fight back

The setbacks for Palestine solidarity and the need to fight back

The setbacks in the movement for solidarity with Palestine and the failure of militant anti-racism is a catastrophe for the left, and one that must be quickly r...

February 20, 2020 David Jamieson

The socialist argument against the Tory anti-immigrant offensive

The socialist argument against the Tory anti-immigrant offensive

"The labour movement cannot give any credence to the Tories’ arguments and must ferociously oppose this anti-immigration clampdown," says Kevin Ovenden ...

February 19, 2020 Kevin Ovenden

Those enslaved do not feel the benefits of a boom

Those enslaved do not feel the benefits of a boom

Trump's boasts of economic boom does not ring true to the worker says Pete Morgan

February 18, 2020 Pete Morgan

The pipsqueaks and yellow bellies of 10 Downing Street

The pipsqueaks and yellow bellies of 10 Downing Street

Boris Johnson's cabinet reshuffle points to the continued rifts within the Tory party and the problems the government faces, writes Pete Morgan

February 17, 2020 Pete Morgan

Stop the cuts at Goldsmiths: the not–so-hidden costs of the higher education ‘market’

Stop the cuts at Goldsmiths: the not–so-hidden costs of the higher education ‘market’

Des Freedman reports on students and staff rallying at Goldsmiths against cuts and how it links up with the UCU strike beginning this week

February 17, 2020 Des Freedman

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

James Baldwin: Living in Fire - book review

James Baldwin: Living in Fire - book review

Living in Fire is a pithy yet powerful introduction to James Baldwin’s political life as a street fighting intellectual, raging against the world’s racist and r...

February 13, 2020 Adam Tomes

In the Red Corner: the Marxism of José Carlos Mariátegui - book review

In the Red Corner: the Marxism of José Carlos Mariátegui - book review

Mike Gonzalez, In The Red Corner, recovers José Carlos Mariátegui’s Marxist understanding of Latin America in the context of the development of capitalism...

February 6, 2020 Orlando Hill

America’s Covert War in East Africa: Surveillance, Rendition, Assassination - book review

America’s Covert War in East Africa: Surveillance, Rendition, Assassination - book review

America’s Covert War in East Africa reveals the terrible violence of US military operations in Africa, and the complicity of the UK in this dangerous policy, fi...

January 30, 2020 Sean Ledwith