Partygate Is the Beginning of the End for Boris Johnson
A quiet revolution is under way, and the most organised cohort of Tory MPs is the one plotting the PM’s downfall.
Britain’s Bin Workers Won’t Back Down
After years of deregulation and neglect, Britain’s bin workers are rising up in a wave of local disputes for decent pay and dignity on the job.
Blacklisting Hasn’t Gone Away
Don’t believe what bosses and politicians say, the blacklist is still a living reality for many trade unionists — and we’ll only ever smash it by ending casual labour and building real collective confidence among workers.
The Forever War on British Universities
Across the country this year, UCU workers are striking not just for wages, pensions, and conditions — but for a higher education system worth learning in.
Workers First in North Ayrshire
From building municipally-owned green energy companies, widening food access for local people, and engaging in mass council housing projects, North Ayrshire’s Labour council shows what a socialist solution to the cost of living crisis could be.
The Age of AMLO
Since his election as president in 2018, Andrés Manuel López Obrador has become one of the world’s most popular left-wing leaders — and remade Mexican politics in the process.
Haiti’s Curse Is Neocolonialism
Over two centuries since enslaved Haitians broke their chains and declared a republic, their descendants remain subjugatedby Western imperialism and its homegrown collaborators.
Partygate and ‘Honest Politicians’
It can be tempting to see the desire for honesty in politics as naive — but the people are entitled to a political system that they can trust.
Cashing in on the Housing Crisis
The Help-to-Buy scheme is marketed as an effort to solve the housing crisis, but it’s actually about the Tories helping those who benefit from the crisis get even richer.
The Coming Crisis
Inflation Is Political
Rising inflation is driving the cost of living crisis, but it isn’t an act of God. It’s the result of policy decisions that favour the rich — and socialists need to have an alternative.
The Rent Is Too Damn High
Housing is driving the cost of living crisis, with private rents in England the highest ever recorded. That will only change through a struggle of renters against the rentiers.
Protest Under Siege
Under the cover of the culture war, the government is introducing a wave of authoritarian legislation designed to erode our democratic rights. But the only way to defend the right to protest is to exercise it.
Making the Enemy Within
The Tories’ Nationality and Borders Bill is the most draconian legislation yet in their hostile environment, threatening not only immigrants but millions of British citizens. It falls to the Left to defend the ideal of a society where ‘equal rights’ is more than an empty phrase.
‘The Relationships Were Completely Systematic’
Donna McLean, who was deceived into a relationship as part of the Spycops scandal, speaks to Tribune about the deliberate nature of abuse by undercover police, the wider web of corruption exposed by recent revelations — and why she feels the public inquiry process offers little justice.
Building the People’s Internet
Crypto advocates promise to democratise the internet by decentralising power, but the real path to digital democracy is publicly-owned infrastructure.
We Can Do Better than ‘Uber for Therapy’ Services
More and more people are seeking therapy today. But new app platforms like BetterHelp will only further undermine conditions for providers and the patients they serve.
‘I Still Feel Watched’
Tribune’s editor sat down with the Coventry MP to discuss her path into politics, her experience in Parliament, and the question of where the Left goes next.
Tribune vs. the Nuclear Bomb
From the moment the first bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Tribune was at the forefront of the campaign against nuclear weapons. It was a cause that shaped the magazine for decades.
Pasolini at 100
One hundred years after the birth of writer, director, and communist Pier Paolo Pasolini, his creative works remain some of the most compelling chronicles of the tumultuous twentieth century.
The Northern Roots of Modernist Sci-Fi
In the dying days of industry, northern England supplied the crucial animating backdrop to classic sci-fi in its formative stages.
Updated: A Letter from Moscow
A grandiose new art venue funded by a Russian billionaire has pompously opened in Moscow. But this one is named after the Soviet typology of a ‘House of Culture’, and aims to place the public at the centre of its activities. Can it live up to the name?
Utopia and Reality
The New Town of Stevenage exemplified the post-war compromise, and is now being reassessed — but the truth is it was neither a ‘crap town’ nor a utopia.
Lost and Familiar Worlds of Socialism
A new history of early socialists in Bulgaria documents how many problems of the movement reach across the generations.
Dancing in the Ruins
Ulrich Gutmair’s The First Days of Berlin provides a glimpse into the squats, galleries, and techno clubs that sprung up after the fall of the Wall — but what were the political underpinnings of that scene and what is its legacy?
No One Way Works
The American leftist poet Diane di Prima wrote her ‘Revolutionary Letters’ for over forty years, filling them with both advice and anger.
Ways of Ending
Mike Leigh’s apocalyptic Naked was a terrifying picture of early 1990s Britain, alone in the director’s oeuvre in its brutal pessimism. How does it stand up in the equally bleak early 2020s?
The Dialectics of Space
Fred Scharmen’s history of space exploration stresses both its capitalist realities and its utopian dreams.
Leaving the Music Industry
Thirty years ago, the KLF staged a dramatic attack on the music business at the 1992 Brit Awards. How political was that gesture in retrospect, and could we see its like again?
Red Library: Science Fiction
There has always been an affinity between socialism and science fiction, a genre that makes clear it is still possible to imagine new societies — however much our miserable politics might claim otherwise.