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Labour split: meet the gang of seven

At long last, the new centrist party is here. Meet the seven Blairite relics promising to #ChangePolitics.

Understanding the Arab right #HM2018

Max Leak reports from a session at Historical Materialism conference that included perspectives on Lebanon, Morocco, Egypt and the Syrian civil war.

Weathering the storm

Reflections on the election of the far-right Jair Bolsonaro as president of Brazil by Max Leak, who spent Election Day with anti-fascists and feminists outside the Brazilian Embassy.
Labour Party antisemitism

Antisemitism, then and now: Part 2 of 2

In part two of an extended interview with rs21, David Rosenberg of the Jewish Socialist Group explores the far-right links of the modern Tory Party, and sets out how socialists can combat antisemitism
Labour Party antisemitism

Antisemitism, then and now | Part 1 of 2

David Rosenberg, of the Jewish Socialists' Group, delves into the facts and the historical background of current discussions of antisemitism in Labour
UK lecturers strike

“We have to fight this”: interview with a striking lecturer

The strike action beginning next Thursday will be one of the largest ever in UK Higher Education.

Kill All Normies: a missed opportunity to analyse fascism

After the murderous gathering in Charlottesville, there's a real need for insightful analysis of the American far right – but, argues Max Leak, Kill All...

McDonald’s workers set to strike for first time in UK history

Employees at McDonald's are taking a stand against bullying, poverty pay and zero-hours contracts writes Max Leak Workers at two McDonald’s outlets in Cambridge and...

Agency cleaners score landmark victory over SOAS management

Outsourced cleaners at SOAS have scored a milestone win - and shown that precarious workers can fight and win
Jeremy Corbyn Labour

Labour manifesto: Corbyn has picked the right fights

Max Leak argues that the pledges in Jeremy Corbyn's leaked Labour manifesto could play an important role in helping socialists rebuild our movement.

Latest articles

Review: Chasing the harvest

Jack Pickering reviews a powerful collection of stories of migrant workers in California's agricultural sector.

Hong Kong: mass protests in the rain

In his latest dispatch from Hong Kong, Colin Sparks reflects on the significance of yesterday’s illegal mass demonstration.

The Importance of Colin Barker

Mike Haynes offers a tribute to revolutionary socialist thinker and organiser Colin Barker

‘Dear Sisters of the Earth’: Peterloo bicentenary

Women were a particular target of the violence at Peterloo on 16 August 1819. We publish an extract from an address by the Manchester Female Reform Society delivered shortly before the massacre.

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.

Review: Urban Warfare

Kate Bradley reviews Urban Warfare by Raquel Rolnik, an important investigation into how capitalism has shaped housing for its own ends

Tensions rise in Hong Kong

Colin Sparks reports on the latest developments in Hong Kong, where the movement on the streets is showing impressive resilience as direct pressure from Beijing builds.
Marching lines of police stretching into the distance near parliament

200 years after Peterloo, do we face a new wave of repression?

As we approach the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo massacre, Ian Allinson argues that the right are pressing Boris Johnson to introduce a new wave of repression.
Protesters with Save Our Shipyard banner

Harland and Wolff: occupying for nationalisation, jobs and the climate

Workers at Belfast's Harland and Wolff shipyard are fighting to save their jobs and demanding nationalisation as the employer goes into administration.
Large crowd, Shatin, Hong Kong

Mass mobilisation shakes Hong Kong

Colin Sparks reports from Hong Kong, where strikes and protests are shaking the government.

Highlights

Popular uprising and the fight for independence in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico's mass movement and general strike have brought a corrupt US-backed neoliberal administration to its knees

revolutionary reflections | Theatre of the Oppressed as a political method

Sophie Coudray introduces the work of the Brazilian theatre practitioner Augusto Boal and the potential of its method for revolutionary praxis.

revolutionary reflections | Value, force, many states and other problems: part 3

In the third and final part of his essay on violence and capitalist social relations, Colin Barker insists that capitalist states cannot be theorised without recognising their multiplicity.

Between Sartre and Cliff: Ian Birchall, a heterodox Marxist’s trajectory

Selim Nadi conducts a wide-ranging interview with long-standing revolutionary socialist Ian Birchall.

Review: What’s Wrong With Rights?

Radha D'Souza's investigation into the international liberal rights regime is a welcome intervention that should make us question the framework of 'rights'.