Veteran Labour Left MP and Tribunite Stan Newens passed away earlier this year aged 91. We remember his contributions to socialism.
Fire and rehire tactics are sweeping across the British economy, with 1 in 10 workers under threat — but they could be outlawed very easily. Here’s how.
Workers are facing an attack on pay and conditions, backed by the threat of the sack. Trade union action is our best hope to bring the assault to an end.
From work to housing and public services, the emerging generation is screwed by today’s economy — and the only answer is to organise collectively to fight for better.
Keir Starmer’s Labour Party doesn’t seem to know what it’s doing. More worryingly, it doesn’t seem to know why.
Insurgent TV station GB News is just the latest way that wealthy right-wingers will look to shape Britain’s media environment in their interests.
The scenes at Clapham Common earlier this year prompted shocked realisations about police brutality — but state violence is a defining feature of our isolated, individualised world.
After being placed in the run-down Penally barracks, refugees organised to demand dignity and improved conditions. Their struggle forced the government to commit to closing their camp — and sparked resistance in other detention centres.
Against the Right
At its essence, right-wing politics is a centuries-long defence of property and the propertied.
Right-wingers defend capitalism as a system necessitated by human nature — but the market isn’t hardwired into our species, it emerged out of specific historic conditions.
For decades, we were sold a myth that capitalism would give working people more power over their lives. In fact, it has concentrated power into fewer and fewer hands.
The Right claims to defend tradition, but what they actually defend is historical injustice — it’s the Left’s job to sustain the working-class tradition of fighting back.
The Conservatives like to portray themselves as the natural party of England. But there is another England — one with a centuries-old tradition of radicalism and dissent against the established order.
There has been much debate about what’s ‘new’ on the Right — but in important ways, the emerging forces of reactionary politics share a common heritage with neoliberalism.
We often hear that the media’s job is to hold power to account — but in reality, its function is to project the views of the powerful across society.
Emboldened by its victories and confident in its far-reaching control, the government is now waging legislative war on dissent.
After their defeat in Paris in 1871, exiled Communards arrived on British shores. Their time here forged connections between struggles across the Channel, and left an imprint on British radicalism in the years to come.
In the former Yugoslavia, football has a radical history — with the game playing an integral role in the workers’ movement, the struggle against fascism, and even the construction of a socialist state.
Singapore’s complex combination of land nationalisation, mass public housing, and capitalism were exemplified in the Golden Mile Complex, a 1970s megastructure that has just been saved from demolition.
Eliza Clark’s shlock horror novel Boy Parts is an unreliably-narrated account of violence and ambition, which doubles as a portrait of national dysfunction.
New research on Vkhutemas, the Moscow school of art and design often dubbed ‘the Soviet Bauhaus’, reveals the sheer scale of revolutionary ambitions — but also a mismatch between mundane tasks and extravagant dreams.
The German-French duo Stereo Total, whose member Françoise Cactus died in February, made charming, cheap, and democratic music out of the wreckage of post-Wall Berlin.
A 25th anniversary edition of Brian Eno’s 1995 diaries show just how much has changed since that time, the author included.
A documentary film about the science fiction motif of ‘the world as a hallucination’ reveals something quite different — the tragedy of the means people use to cope with reality.
A new history of depression poses the question of where politics ends and illness begins.
In his new book, Ed Miliband’s speechwriter calls for a new politics of equality and community. Where has he been for the past five years?
A new anthology and three studies remind us of the towering significance of the Palestinian intellectual Edward Said — now more than ever.