Billionaires Against Capitalism
When it comes to making the case against capitalism, billionaires are our best friends.
Cuts and Crime
Media narratives on the knife crime epidemic ignore the social conditions behind the headlines.
Eye on the Local Elections
First time candidate Gemma Weavis Long on her path into politics and campaign for council.
Why Political Education Matters
Young Labour will hold its first political school in May — Lara McNeill, YL’s NEC rep, explains why it’s so important.
The Fight for Reproductive Rights
As Britain’s pro-life movement goes on the offensive, now is not the time for complacency from the left.
Blacklisting: A British Tradition
The latest report on blacklisting shows how serious the establishment is about undermining our movement
As I Please: Beyond Brexit
Labour needs to build the case for a better future beyond Brexit, or risk getting lost in the din.
The Fighting Gig Economy
The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s exploitative relationship with its fighters is the sports equivalent of Uber and Deliveroo.
Fifty years after it was published, The State in Capitalist Society remains indispensable for any socialist movement with ambitions of government.
The Open University at 50
The OU is one of Labour’s greatest achievements — and the next government can revive its spirit.
‘We Cannot Win Playing by Their Rules’
Unidos Podemos MP Alberto Garzón on the challenges facing the Spanish left in April’s general election.
People of a Region
T. Dan Smith is often derided as a symbol of council corruption, but his vision to transform Newcastle into a modern, socialist ‘Brasilia of the North’ should be remembered.
The Kids Are Not Alright
Appalling child poverty doesn’t have to be a feature of our society.
Journalism’s Digital Difficulties
The internet age has precipitated a crisis in journalism. But the solution isn’t paywalls or more advertising: it’s public funding.
It’s Time to Shorten the Working Week
Faced with a deep economic and ecological crisis, we need to build a movement to cut working hours without reducing pay.
Against Modern Monetary Theory
We cannot flush away our social problems on a tide of government-printed money.
Ideology of the Independents
Despite their promises to ‘change politics’, Labour’s splitters are defined by their lack of ambition.
An Industrial Policy for the Twenty-First Century
After decades of decline, it’s time to take decisive action to rebuild Britain’s industrial base.
The Bitcoin Scam
Despite the utopian claims of its proponents, bitcoin is a right-wing nightmare which facilitates tax evasion, money laundering, and environmental degradation.
A New Deal for Workers
After decades where workers’ terms and conditions have diminished, a progressive government must reset workplace relations.
The Fire Next Time
The Labour government a decade ago stemmed the tide of financial disaster but failed to take the transformative steps needed to change the system. The next Labour government must be different.
A Letter from Chongqing
The metropolis of western China has built thousands of council flats for its migrant workers. Does it really offer an alternative to China’s state–driven capitalism?
Bonnets Rouges et Gilets Jaunes
Political costumes have long been used to challenge undemocratic politics.
In 1969, Herbert Marcuse’s ‘An Essay on Liberation’ combined Marx and Freud, and inspired thousands of radicals. How liberating is it fifty years later?
Social Cleansers for Beauty
Supporters of traditional architecture tell us that they’re just giving us what we want, while taking our homes away from us.
The Arts of Life
Reacting to two different eras of capitalist ‘rationality,’ William Blake and Jesse Darling’s works in Tate Britain use the myth of St. Jerome to celebrate the imperfections of the human body.
Museums on Trial
Activist-led tours of our major museums can help us to read history against the grain.
Shoplifters of Japan, Unite
Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Palme d’Or–winning film focuses on an unusual Japanese family and their attempts to live in the cracks of a failing system.
Red Library: New Worlds
In this issue’s Red Library, we delve into today’s Utopias, ranging from children’s communes to Amazon distribution centres, from asteroid mining to menstrual extractors.
Starlets of the Revolution
João Moreira Salles’ In the Intense Now shows how the revolutionaries of the sixties used — and were used by — the media.