Threads of Progress
In the 2010s, a Left that named capitalism as the enemy became a social force for the first time in a generation — but it ultimately lost, and we have to learn the lessons.
Jeremy Corbyn speaks to Tribune about his tenure as leader of the Labour Party and how he ‘loved every minute of it,’ despite the challenges.
Briahna Joy Gray, national press secretary for Bernie 2020, sheds light on the campaign’s highs and lows — and gives her view on where the American left should go next.
Costas Isychos, a minister in the first Syriza government, on the lessons the Left can learn from its dashed hopes.
Podemos co-founder Juan Carlos Monedero discusses his party’s path from the Indignados movement to government.
In 2016, the UN said austerity had created a ‘human catastrophe’ for Britain’s disabled — but the last decade has seen unprecedented organising to fight back.
Bolivia’s socialist government delivered real change for the country’s working class and indigenous population — before a right-wing coup deposed President Evo Morales.
In the era of Black Lives Matter, corporations are keen to distance themselves from racism — but only a socialist analysis explains the system that breeds it.
In Scotland, Covid-19 saw a wave of redundancies for hospitality workers. But rather than accept their fate, workers organised — and pushed their bosses back.
A global pandemic has exposed the frailties and myths of capitalism. Its only hope for recovery lies in a revitalised state that takes a far more active role in the economy.
Between a historic Covid recession and a worsening climate crisis, the future looks bleak — but there is an alternative worth fighting for.
David Harvey on the confrontation between the United States and China, the capitalist dynamics driving it and why the risks of war should worry us all.
Evidence from the first six months of the global pandemic suggests a deep economic decline — and the worst of it may be yet to come.
The radical life of Irish writer Margaret Barrington took her from Irish republicanism through the Spanish Civil War, via London and the earliest editions of this magazine.
Kept out of power in the Cold War, the Italian Communist Party popularised their cause by turning to culture — and organising working-class festivals.
Labour’s new leader can point to progress in the polls — but with little substance on policy, the party will struggle to shape the political landscape.
Nadia Jama explains why she’s running for Labour’s national executive — and why anyone who supports member democracy and socialist policies should back the Grassroots Voice slate.
From rock and roll riots to debates over Marxism and existentialism, veteran anti-apartheid leader Ronnie Kasrils speaks to Tribune about the influences that shaped him.
September marks 100 years since the disappearance of Victor Grayson — one of the most enigmatic figures of the 20th century labour movement.
Indonesia’s sprawling capital is slated to be replaced by a new capital on Borneo. But for former supporters of president and former mayor Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo, his rule increasingly resembles an authoritarian recent past.
A republished anthology of accounts by British volunteers of a railway construction project in post-war Bosnia is a window onto a forgotten internationalist experiment.
Shola von Reinhold’s LOTE is an experimental novel that rewrites the history of modernist literature from a black and queer perspective.
Between 1957 and its dissolution in 1972, the Situationist International, a collective of revolutionary artists and writers, sought to theorise consumer capitalism in order to overthrow it. A new collection of essays explores their legacy.
Rock stars have repeatedly tried to stop right-wing politicians from using their songs in campaigns, but macho, self-important politics and music have more affinity than they’d like to admit.
Disclosure, a documentary about trans representation in mainstream cinema, mixes some radical politics with conservative aesthetics.
Defacing and destroying statues is a part of history, not its destruction — as symbolised by a permanently bloodied statue of William Gladstone in the East End of London.
The Greater London Authority is being forced to move out of its purpose-built, but rented headquarters, to a useless docklands shed which it unaccountably owns. Few things could better symbolise the relationship between local government and developers.
As its confrontation with the West intensifies, China is a daily presence in newspaper headlines — but media coverage offers more heat than light.