#Ferguson: protests, policing, propaganda

Aamna Mohdin takes a look at the role played by web publications and social media in challenging the official narrative around the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

Strong support for Scottish independence in mass canvas

The Radical Independence Campaign (RIC), on Tuesday released the findings of their recent mass canvas of 18,000 Scottish voters, showing a lead for Yes over No in the forthcoming independence referendum. Ray M discusses...

The origins of Zionism

In part one of our new series on the roots of Israeli terror former lecturer on the subject, Neil Rogall, looks at the origins of Zionism.

Nein, Nyet, No: a brief history of jazz, rock & roll, race and repression

Mitch Mitchell takes a look at the music that made racists and rulers come out in hives Jazz was the first popular music to sweep the world. The first jazz record was made in 1916 and that opened...

Things to be angry about and frightened of: A response to Ian A

Kevin Crane responds to Ian A's article 'Anger, confidence, fear and hope in the workplace', arguing that the nature of precariousness at work needs to be taken seriously.  Many of the things Ian has written...

Statement of solidarity with the Syrian revolution

 A statement of solidarity with the Syrian revolution has been released by the Syrian Revolution Support Bases, bringing together a number of international solidarity campaigns across the world. The statement discusses the two fronts...

New fault lines in the Middle East: ISIS in a regional context

As the calls for more direct intervention in Iraq grow and the US drops their first bombs, Andy Cunningham looks at what the rise of the Islamic State means for the wider Middle East. Following...

Fight for your right to read

Alan Gibbons, author, organiser of the Campaign for the Book and lifelong socialist discusses the attacks that the library service is facing in Britain. He is based in Liverpool where proposals to cut eleven...

Muslim Brotherhood Supporters Remain Under Sentence of Death in Egypt

The new regime in Egypt has been handing out mass death sentences to Muslim Brotherhood supporters. General al-Sisi has exploited hostility to the Brotherhood to crack down on mass street protests more generally and...

Why does Michael Gove hate Blackadder?

Today marks the 100th anniversary of Britain declaring war on Germany in the the First World War. Cameron, Gove and others want us to remember it as "just war". But Matthew Cookson argues that...