Jonas Liston

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An error of proximity: Labour’s repositioning misstep

Jonas Liston explores the shift of Corbyn's Labour away from social-democratic policies in the wake of Brexit, here reproduced with permission from his own site. 

#GE2017: Why does Labour make concessions to the right when it...

Jonas Liston reflects on Angela Rayner's recent appearance on Question Time. How can she be awful on immigration whilst savaging the Tories on everything else?

Revolutionaries and Labourism

Jonas Liston discusse the relationship between revolutionaries and the Labour Party.

12 thoughts on racism and anti-racism after the referendum

The racism evident on both sides of the recent EU referendum campaigns, as well as the huge rise in racist attacks following the result,...

‘Movin’ on up?’ – extended review of Richard Seymour’s ‘Corbyn: the...

Jonas Liston reviews Richard Seymour's latest book, Corbyn: the Strange Rebirth of Radical Politics, and gives his own thoughts on the movement around the Labour...

More radical than reality: A letter to a comrade of an...

Jonas Liston writes about becoming a young revolutionary in the 21st century. Dear comrade, You asked me to talk you through how my generation of...

Extract: Order reigns in Berlin

On the 97 anniversary of Rosa Luxemburg's murder, Jonas Liston introduces an extract from her final article "Order Reigns in Berlin".  In November 1918, a...

Not doing a Jay-Z

Jonas Liston is delighted by Jeremy Corbyn's victory. But he's not going to join the Labour Party. Whilst on the one hand today, I became...

#BBCdebate: win for the Nationalists and Greens, demolition for Miliband

Jonas Liston shares his thoughts coming out of tonight's leader's debate 1) Farage was isolated and snowed under by the dominance of the left in...

A critical engagement with the young Bensaïd

This piece was first presented by Jonas Liston at the recent Historical Materialism Conference in London. On first reading Daniel Bensaïd's memoirs, An Impatient Life, two things...

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