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The Mobilization and Demobilization of Middle-Class Revolt - book review

The Mobilization and Demobilization of Middle-Class Revolt - book review

Book Reviews July 18, 2019

An analysis of hegemony and consciousness among the economically distressed middle class of Argentina provides lessons for activists everywhere, finds Orlando H...

There’s only one solution to Labour’s problems: the right have got to go - weekly briefing

There’s only one solution to Labour’s problems: the right have got to go - weekly briefing

Opinion July 15, 2019

The Labour left needs to start giving as good at it gets from its enemies or it will lose, argues Lindsey German  

Britain is following Trump and escalating the threat of war with Iran

Britain is following Trump and escalating the threat of war with Iran

Analysis July 12, 2019

The British Navy's seizing of an Iranian oil tanker shows Britain following Trump, trading in diplomacy for the threat of military confrontation, argu...

BBC Panorama hatchet job on Labour antisemitism is a farce

BBC Panorama hatchet job on Labour antisemitism is a farce

Opinion July 11, 2019

The BBC's Panorama on antisemitism in the Labour Party provides no real evidence and shows how cynical the smear campaign is, argues David McAllister ...

Labour's lost Leave voters

Labour's lost Leave voters

Opinion July 9, 2019

The left should be the champions of democracy, but Labour backing a second referendum lets the right claim it instead, argues Lindsey German

Slap of the Century: Trump’s crooked deal for Palestine

Slap of the Century: Trump’s crooked deal for Palestine

Analysis June 28, 2019

Following the grand unveiling of its economic elements in Bahrain, Sean Ledwith picks apart Kushner's sham 'Deal of the Century'

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What do they know of Cricket?

What do they know of Cricket?

England’s Cricket World Cup has Mark Perryman hunting out his favourite CLR James quote to make sense of it all

July 18, 2019 Mark Perryman

Stop Boris: General Election Now - Counterfire Freesheet July 2019

Stop Boris: General Election Now - Counterfire Freesheet July 2019

No new Tory Prime Minister, protest the Tory party conference, revolt in Sudan, does modern monetary theory work, stop the drive to war with Iran, the British s...

July 17, 2019 Counterfire

‘I am not what I am’: why the left must take action against ‘Iago’ Watson

‘I am not what I am’: why the left must take action against ‘Iago’ Watson

Tom Watson has made it clear that he will stop at nothing to remove Corbyn and it's about time the left stands up to him, argues Sean Ledwith

July 17, 2019 Sean Ledwith

Miners' Gala shows we can kick back against the right

Miners' Gala shows we can kick back against the right

The Miners' Gala showed how strong a left united against austerity can be, reports David McAllister

July 14, 2019 David McAllister

Universities take global steps to fight climate disaster

Universities take global steps to fight climate disaster

Universities around the world are organising together to declare an emergency and combat climate change, reports Pete Morgan

July 13, 2019 Pete Morgan

The environmental cost of the United States war-machine

The environmental cost of the United States war-machine

The sheer scale and perpetual nature of US military operations make it unimaginably destructive for the planet, argues Pete Morgan

July 13, 2019 Pete Morgan

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

A Walk Through Paris - book review

A Walk Through Paris - book review

Éric Hazan’s A Walk Through Paris takes the reader on an engaging and evocative journey through the city’s radical and literary history, finds Katherine Connell...

July 12, 2019 Katherine Connelly

Mythologies of State and Monopoly Power - book review

Mythologies of State and Monopoly Power - book review

Michael E. Tigar seeks to demythologise the law so we can resist it and change it, finds Dragan Plavšić 

July 4, 2019 Dragan Plavšić

Labour Country: Political Radicalism and Social Democracy in South Wales 1831-1985, and Stories of Solidarity - book review

Labour Country: Political Radicalism and Social Democracy in South Wales 1831-1985, and Stories of Solidarity - book review

Two books on the working-class history of Wales provide valuable accounts of a rich tradition, but neglect some radical aspects, argues Chris Bambery ...

June 27, 2019 Chris Bambery