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Review: Stolen Moments

Mark Winter welcomes a new exhibition celebrating Namibia's unsung musical heroes, and remembers the time when the artist Jackson Kaujewa came to stay with his family.

We have to overthrow the system that is eating the planet

Mark Winter was present at the climate change protests in London on 19 April and reports on the sentiments and strategies of Extinction Rebellion (XR) as the group seeks to keep concerns about climate change at the forefront of public discourse.

Review: The Young Karl Marx

How far is it possible for a film to bring to life the ideas, energy and humanity of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels? Mark Winter enjoys...

Review: The Kaiser’s Holocaust

Mark Winter reviews David Olusoga and Casper W. Erichsen 2010 book The Kaiser's Holocaust: Germany's Forgotten Genocide and the Colonial Roots of Nazism David Olusoga is a British-Nigerian historian,...

Review: Captain Fantastic – beyond convention and conformity

Mark Winter looks back at his favourite film of the year, the counter-cultural Captain Fantastic. From the very first shot of this movie, we enter...

Stuart Hall on Gramsci – does it help us to understand...

Mark Winter looks back at Stuart Hall's article Gramsci and Us, first published in 1988, and finds a piece that we can usefully use...

The State, Power and the Democratic Road to Socialism –...

Nicos Poulantzas is frequently cited as one of the strongest influences on the new Syriza government in Greece. Mark Winter offers an introduction to his ideas...

“FE means Free Education Further Education For Everyone”

Mark Winter reports 1200 lecturers and students marched on Saturday 25th against the 24% cut in adult education, on a national demonstration called by the...

Action against the 24% cut in Adult funding

Mark Winter, a lecturer at Tower Hamlets college, reports  200 lecturers and students marched on Downing Street on Wednesday (25 March) as part of a protest...
Crowd on picket line

Lambeth College all out strike to win!

Mark Winter discusses the importance of the Lambeth College UCU strike against changes to their contracts and what can be learnt from the experiences of the Tower Hamlets College strike.

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Germany’s Namibia Genocide Apology: the limits of decolonising the past

Heike Becker writes about the recent agreement between the German and Namibian governments to benefit the Ovaherero and Nama communities affected by colonial genocide.
Jeremy Corbyn and Keir Starmer. Keywords: antisemitism anti-semitism Labour Party racist racism

Labour: socialists and witch-hunters

Ian Allinson and Rachel Eborall take up the issue of Starmer’s purges in the Labour Party and respond to Conti and Woody’s claim that the party represents the progressive petty bourgeoisie.

Flooding in Germany is a man-made disaster

Trade unionist and climate organiser Mark Bergfeld discusses the economics and politics of the floods in Germany since mid-July which have killed over 180 people.

Starmer’s purges and the problem with Labour

Finlay Conti and Gus Woody look at the Labour Party's history to understand the meaning of Starmer's purge, what it tells us about Labour's inability to represent the working class, and how Marxists go forward from here.

Remembering Utøya

We cannot allow the memory of the Utøya massacre ten years ago to be co-opted and depoliticised. Breivik's murderous Islamophobia and his hatred of the Left display affinities with far more mainstream political ideology.

Gender and nationalism: Breivik’s ‘Western values’

Breivik's political motivations for committing the massacre have been consistently side-lined. But when examined, his far-right politics demonstrate clear affinities with much more mainstream right-wing ideology.

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Remembering Utøya

We cannot allow the memory of the Utøya massacre ten years ago to be co-opted and depoliticised. Breivik's murderous Islamophobia and his hatred of the Left display affinities with far more mainstream political ideology.

Marx, the Paris Commune & socialism’s two souls: What liberation are we fighting for?

At the heart of the Communist Manifesto of 1848, recalled Engels, was the idea that “the emancipation of the workers must be the act of the working class itself.”

The Nakba never ended. Victory to the Intifada

For 73 years Palestinians have not only mourned the Nakba but refused to accept its continuation.
March with banners reading 'end fire & rehire' and 'Unite Queen's Road branch'

Ongoing Manchester bus strike defeats fire and rehire

The longest bus strike in British history is poised to win after a campaign involving an indefinite strike, community solidarity and a leverage strategy.
View from the city walls as Loyalists prepare a bonfire in the Fountain estate in Derry

What’s behind the riots in the North of Ireland?

The riots in the North of Ireland must be understood in the context of continued sectarian division and state repression.
Image of Kill the Bill protesters in Parliament Square

#KillTheBill – where it came from, where it’s going

Th Police Bill is an assault on us all and an attack on us all must be met by resistance from us all. Unity and solidarity must be the clarion call of this movement.