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Fully Automated Luxury Communism: Utopianism or revolutionary demand?

Fully Automated Luxury Communism: Utopianism or revolutionary demand?

Book Reviews June 20, 2019

Aaron Bastani’s Fully Automated Luxury Communism is a vision of a post-capitalist Utopia, but can we get there and would we like it if we did...

Iran - unrepentant warmongers and gullible fools are at it again: weekly briefing

Iran - unrepentant warmongers and gullible fools are at it again: weekly briefing

Opinion June 17, 2019

It’s action stations for the anti-war movement as reheated imperial aggression through the prism of Donald Trump makes a bold return, argues Lindsey Ge...

The Common Wind charts the black resistance movement that won - book review

The Common Wind charts the black resistance movement that won - book review

Book Reviews June 13, 2019

Scott’s classic The Common Wind shows the world-historic impact of the Haitian Revolution of 1791, the first successful slave revolt in history, finds ...

How the left can take the initiative

How the left can take the initiative

Opinion June 12, 2019

In the week of the Trump visit, the left held the initiative, and now must keep it, argues John Rees

General election now: why 100,000 Tories will be wrong

General election now: why 100,000 Tories will be wrong

Opinion June 7, 2019

With Theresa May slowly becoming something of the past, Katherine Connelly looks to the future

Trump and Farage: gruesome twosome of the resurgent right

Trump and Farage: gruesome twosome of the resurgent right

Analysis June 5, 2019

Trump is feeding a toxic resurgence of the pinstriped populist right, argues Sean Ledwith

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The Treaty of Versailles 1919: a peace pregnant with war

The Treaty of Versailles 1919: a peace pregnant with war

The Treaty of Versailles was the continuation of the First World War by other means, finds Dragan Plavšić

June 24, 2019 Dragan Plavšić

 Tory values meet the rights and wrongs of women - weekly briefing

Tory values meet the rights and wrongs of women - weekly briefing

The nasty party displays its true colours as it flounders towards a new stewardship, observes Lindsey German   

June 24, 2019 Lindsey German

Bolsonaro under pressure from within and below

Bolsonaro under pressure from within and below

Although the Bolsonaro regime doesn't look like collapsing immediately, its structure and support are waning and the mass movement is growing, argues Orlando Hi...

June 23, 2019 Orlando Hill

The dog didn’t bark, but it’s not been silenced: Labour’s Brexit policy

The dog didn’t bark, but it’s not been silenced: Labour’s Brexit policy

Brexit is not the most important issue facing working people, but in order to make that argument, Labour must stay the course, argues Martin Hall

June 22, 2019 Martin Hall

Iran: act now to stop Trump’s dogs of war

Iran: act now to stop Trump’s dogs of war

The US empire is on the march again and the anti-war movement must respond in kind and without delay, demands Chris Nineham

June 21, 2019 Chris Nineham

Why Iranians might be sceptical of the west's intentions

Why Iranians might be sceptical of the west's intentions

The warmongering from the west is the latest in a long line of imperialist interventions in the region, argues John Rees

June 19, 2019 John Rees

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 Suffragette in America: Reflections on Prisoners, Pickets and Political Change - book review

A Suffragette in America: Reflections on Prisoners, Pickets and Political Change - book review

Katherine Connelly’s edition of previously unpublished writing by Sylvia Pankhurst shows her deepening socialist politics, finds Lindsey German ...

June 6, 2019 Lindsey German

Heineken In Africa: A Multinational Unleashed - book review

Heineken In Africa: A Multinational Unleashed - book review

Olivier van Beemen’s meticulous exposure of Heineken’s activities in Africa show the damage done by neo-colonial capitalism, argues Ellen Graubart

May 30, 2019 Ellen Graubart

Manual for Survival. A Chernobyl Guide to the Future - book review

Manual for Survival. A Chernobyl Guide to the Future - book review

An important new book rigorously examines the impact of nuclear accidents. The evidence underlines just how destructive nuclear is, argues Elaine Graham-Leigh ...

May 23, 2019 Elaine Graham-Leigh