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Albert Finney (1936-2019)

Albert Finney’s groundbreaking career is a testament to the opportunities of the postwar years, when the working class fought its way into the cultural arena.

The Constructor

Fernand Léger’s modernist art resounded with a belief that people made the world – and could make it better.

The Left Against the Mafia

Despite what Hollywood might tell you, the battle against the Sicilian mafia wasn't led by cops or judges. It was organised by the workers' movement.

The Typist with the Webley

This week Belfast City Council blocked plans for a statue to Winnie Carney, a pioneering socialist, feminist and trade unionist. We remember her extraordinary life.

The Comrades at Teen Vogue

While current affairs publications largely ignore political shifts leftwards, radical ideas are finding an unexpected new home: fashion magazines.