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Review | A Brief History of Commercial Capitalism

Nick Evans reviews a new book that calls for a radical rethinking of the history of capitalism.

May’s last dance

Theresa May has announced that she will finally be leaving on 7 June. She has epitomised the 'nasty party' she once criticised.

Some deadlines can’t be extended…

Theresa May's deal has been rejected again and the Brexit deadlock continues. Meanwhile, the entire ruling class is running down the clock on an even more important issue.

Review: Ukraine and the Empire of Capital

Nick Evans finds much of interest in Yuliya Yurchenko's analysis of Ukraine's recent history.

Review: Student Revolt by Matt Myers

Nick Evans reviews a new oral history of Britain’s 2010 youth uprising against fees and EMA cuts. “It’s just a point in a line of...

Exposing the far-right in Austria’s Freedom Party

Austria prepares for elections on 15 October which are likely to result in the far-right Freedom Party helping to form the next government. Nick...

#M18: Vienna protests against racism and attacks on the right to...

Report and photos by Nick Evans. "Stop instrumentalising us. Muslim women are fed up with being told what to wear. We want freedom to wear...

Interview: on the resistible rise of Norbert Hofer

Today (4 December), Austrians go to the polls again to elect their president. Earlier this year, the candidate of the far-right Freedom Party, Norbert...

BMA votes against charges for migrants

On the day of the EU Referendum, doctors voted against borders. Report by Nick Evans The British Medical Association voted to denounce charges for migrants...

The democratic wager: why the Left must support the Syrian Revolution

Nick Evans Reviews Jules Alford and Andy Wilson (eds.) Khiyana. Daesh, the Left and the Unmaking of the Syrian Revolution. Essays by Muhhamad Idrees Ahmad, Javaad Alipoor,...

Latest articles

Pentonville docker released from prison

1972: When unions defeated the courts and Tories

The "Pentonville Five" trade unionists were imprisoned but then released amid major strikes and protests.

Striking back against the Tories

As a strike wave grows over pay and working conditions, we analyse workplace struggles and how they can be built further.
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Climate Camp Scotland unites climate, migrant and workers’ struggles

Climate Camp Scotland saw hundreds of climate and community activists gather to discuss the practice and theory of fighting for climate justice.

Hating capitalism more than The Communist Manifesto

The Communist Manifesto is one of the cornerstones of Marxism. Neil Rogall celebrates a compelling new account of its importance today by author and...
Image shows two people in front of Parliament holding signs that read "Code Red for Humanity: Ten More Years - Will Crops Grow?' and 'Trees Need Rights Too! Make ecocide a crime!'

Can ‘green laws’ stop climate change?

As environmental campaigners turn to the law to stop climate change, barrister David Renton argues legal challenges and ‘green laws’ alone cannot guarantee the massive change we need.
Trans+ Pride March, central London, September 2020

The right-on-right battle behind the ‘war on woke’

The 'war on woke' scapegoats trans people and migrants - but also reflects deep divisions on the right.

Highlights

Striking back against the Tories

As a strike wave grows over pay and working conditions, we analyse workplace struggles and how they can be built further.
Trans+ Pride March, central London, September 2020

The right-on-right battle behind the ‘war on woke’

The 'war on woke' scapegoats trans people and migrants - but also reflects deep divisions on the right.

Mad Pride campaigns for psychiatric abolition

Hundreds gathered to oppose abuse of psychiatric patients, celebrate Mad culture, and call for psychiatric abolition.
Marchers on TUC protest with "pay should match inflation" placard

Five reasons why pay rises don’t cause inflation

The real causes are global factors like Covid and the war in Ukraine – as well as corporate profiteering.
Rally at end of TUC march, plus book cover

‘If you want to organise at work, buy this book’

Organising at work can rebuild working-class power. In his forthcoming book, long-time activist Ian Allinson explains how it's done.
Health worker carries placard reading "Heroes shouldn't have to use food banks"

NHS in crisis – fightback on pay can help save it

Health campaigner Gill George analyses the crisis facing the NHS – both nationally and in Shropshire, where she lives – and the campaigns to fight back.