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Born to rule over us? – weekly briefing

Born to rule over us? – weekly briefing

Opinion January 20, 2020

Lindsey German on privilege and democracy, state control, and standing up to the Jewish Board of Deputies

If Labour wants to win back the working class, it has to reject Keir Starmer

If Labour wants to win back the working class, it has to reject Keir Starmer

Opinion January 18, 2020

Starmer's record, especially in the last 4 years under Corbyn's leadership, shows he's no friend of the left, argues Reuben Bard-Rosenberg

How America Became Capitalist - book review

How America Became Capitalist - book review

Book Reviews January 16, 2020

James Parisot’s How America Became Capitalist uncovers the contested and contradictory history of capitalist development in the United States, finds Dominic Ale...

Behind Trump's tantrums: the US, Iran and the continuing threat of war

Behind Trump's tantrums: the US, Iran and the continuing threat of war

Opinion January 15, 2020

The decline in the US' strategic power in the region is leading to desperate measures from Trump writes Chris Nineham

Another struggle is possible

Another struggle is possible

Analysis December 29, 2019

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

Rebuilding the resistance

Rebuilding the resistance

Opinion December 15, 2019

Boris Johnson has to be resisted, and that means we have to get organised

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SOAS: a call to action to defend education as a public good

SOAS: a call to action to defend education as a public good

After SOAS management's drastic move, never has solidarity been so necessary and unity so possible to defend education, writes Des Freedman

January 22, 2020 Des Freedman

Socialists and trade unionists chart the way forward after Brexit

Socialists and trade unionists chart the way forward after Brexit

Our Brexit, or Theirs – the LeFT Campaign’s North West event on Saturday saw a big turnout by trade unionists and socialists from across the region and beyo...

January 21, 2020 LeFT - Leave, Fight Transform

SOAS goes on the attack with major cuts to casual academic staff

SOAS goes on the attack with major cuts to casual academic staff

Claiming financial distress, SOAS has effectively sacked its precarious academics for the coming year in one fell swoop, reports Elaine Graham-Leigh ...

January 20, 2020 Elaine Graham-Leigh

The fight to keep the guard on the train continues

The fight to keep the guard on the train continues

The RMT Union is flexing its muscles in response to the lack of a commitment by South Western Railway to keep the guard on the train, reports Richard Alcoc...

January 20, 2020 Richard Alcock

Johnson’s government is not invincible

Johnson’s government is not invincible

Prospects for stopping the Tories can appear bleak following the general election, but Alex Snowdon argues that there are reasons to be hopeful

January 20, 2020 Alex Snowdon

Meghan and Harry: the royal descent of an archaic institution

Meghan and Harry: the royal descent of an archaic institution

The monarchy serves only to normalise inequality, so let Harry and Meghan go forth and shake it up, writes Sofie Mason

January 20, 2020 Sofie Mason

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

Gadget Consciousness - book review

Gadget Consciousness - book review

In Gadget Consciousness, Joss Hands unpacks some of the ways social media helps and hinders collective consciousness and activism, finds Peter Stäuber ...

January 9, 2020 Peter Stauber

‘All Sorts of Woman’: review of Selina Todd’s Tastes of Honey and the National Theatre’s A Taste of Honey

‘All Sorts of Woman’: review of Selina Todd’s Tastes of Honey and the National Theatre’s A Taste of Honey

Selina Todd’s biography of Shelagh Delaney contains an urgent political message and a new performance of Delaney’s most famous play shows us how radical she was...

January 2, 2020 Katherine Connelly

Black British History: New Perspectives - book review

Black British History: New Perspectives - book review

Black British History reveals neglected and hidden histories of the African diaspora in Britain from the Romans to the twentieth century, finds Paul Fredericks ...

December 19, 2019 Paul Fredericks