ACAB from Warwick to NYC

Whether it's killing black people in America or London, or attacking peaceful student protesters at Warwick University with CS spray, cops worldwide are racist and violent. Rob Owen looks at why that is. You have the...

Poverty in the UK: Joseph Rowntree Foundation report

A new report on poverty contains key information about how society is changing – changes that are likely to influence the shape of struggles to come, writes Colin Wilson. The Joseph Rowntree Foundation's...

Historical Materialism 2014: Mobilise or organise

This year's Historical Materialism conference included four very useful sessions reflecting on the North American Labour movement.  In the first of three articles, Unite activist Ian Allinson reports on discussions about alternative organising strategies. Workers...

Strike for wages, strike for the NHS

NHS workers are on strike today from 7am to 11am over attacks on their pay. Head down and show your support at the picket lines. The rs21 leaflet supporting the strike can be found...

Inside the NHS: why workers are taking action

Tomorrow healthcare workers from across nine unions are taking action over defence of pay at the NHS. The strike is for four hours between 7am and 11am. The rs21 leaflet in support of the...

Not ‘crazy’ as in wacky, but ‘mad’ as in ‘fuck this’

Søren G writes on the dire need to confront mental ill health Will the apocalypse come with screams of horror or a rolling of eyes? It's difficult to think about confronting the injustice of the world when...

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 stood out to me: a heterodox politics with an absolute confidence...

Historical Materialism 2014: Getting somewhere better?

The winners of the 2013 Isaac and Tamara Deutscher Prize, Sam Gindin and Leo Panitch, gave their award lecture on 7 November, as part of the Historical Materialism conference. They had been awarded the...

Village by village, town by town – how Zionists tried to destroy Palestine in...

In the sixth and final part of his series on Zionism, imperialism and the Palestinians, Neil Rogall describes the Nakba – the establishment of the Israeli state and catastrophe for Palestine. 1948 was...

Burkina Faso: African workers fighting neoliberalism

Andy Wynne, a British socialist working in sub-Saharan Africa, currently in Nigeria, looks at the background to the recent ousting of Burkina Faso's dictator Blaise Compaoré. This article was originally published on Pambazuka News. In...