“I was unable to eat” : food banks in Tory Britain

From the Kent International Socialists The sight of Tory MPs laughing at stories of hungry families during a debate on the use of food banks...

‘Adapt or Die?!’

Luke Evans continues the debate that began in the International Socialism Journal on sexuality. Writing in response to a piece by Terry Sullivan...

Craft, gender and politics

Why would a revolutionary socialist spend time knitting? Amy Gilligan writes in Spectre magazine on craft for production and pleasure: In Britain, rhetoric has harked back...

A note on intersex and transgender issues

In my response to John Molyneux, I referred to transgender people (the term “trans” is also often used.) There has also been media coverage...

Jonathan Neale on class struggle and neoliberalism

This article was written by Jonathan Neale in June this year for Socialist Review, which did not publish it. It is a contribution to...

Some thoughts on social media and organisation

Revolutionary socialists need to deepen their understanding of social media and how these technologies relate to problems of organisation, argues Mark Bergfeld There are different...

How to get started with writing

Rachel Eborall and Louis Bayman argue that socialists need to get writing – and offer some thoughts and advice on how to encourage this. We...
Chicago teachers' rally 1 April 2016, banners read "Strike 4 Justice, Fight For Funding" and "Rock Beats Scissors, Solidarity Beats Cuts"

On strikes, generally speaking

Luke Evans has written a piece looking at the different ways Marxists and non-Marxists have understood the notion of a general strike.

ISJ: Neil Davidson on the neoliberal era in Britain

An analysis of the neoliberal period poses some crucial questions as to how revolutionaries move forward today

ISJ: Alex Callinicos on the left in Britain

Alex traces the crisis currently facing the Conservative party and argues that this is likely to lead to the Tories losing the next election.

Latest articles

A brief history of the Teddy Boys

The post war youth subculture that became the subject of a moral panic.

Labour split: meet the gang of seven

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

‘We are not going to let our world be ruined’

Laura Di Chiara and her school-friends joined the climate strike today and it was much bigger than they expected.

The story of the LA teachers’ strike

Jesse Hagopian talks to LA teacher Gillian Russom about how the teachers in Los Angeles organised, what they won, and what it means for wider education struggles in the USA.

LGBT History in 21 pieces of music

For LGBT History Month, Colin Wilson presents a history of queer music in 21 tracks.

Rape culture and the neoliberal university

Warwick University's response to sexism, racism and rape culture on campus has been appalling but sadly predictable, writes Warwick graduate Rachel Jones.

Obituary: Colin Barker

Ian Birchall remembers the life of revolutionary socialist Colin Barker.

revolutionary reflections | Notes on Capital and the State: part 2

In the second of a three part series Colin Barker continues his investigation into the relationship between capital and the state.

Breakthrough for striking rail guards

Striking rail guards have forced a major climb-down from the Northern rail franchise, but questions remain over what will happen next.

Anti-imperialist resistance against the coup

"From our many different countries, we will join in united anti-imperialist actions to condemn this attempted coup in Venezuela."

Highlights

revolutionary reflections | Notes on Capital and the State: part 2

In the second of a three part series Colin Barker continues his investigation into the relationship between capital and the state.

I Bring Her a Flower

On the 100th anniversary of the murder of Rosa Luxemburg, we republish a poetic tribute to her written by Sylvia Townsend Warner.

Yellow vests: Macron’s fuel tax was no solution to climate chaos

Why Macron's 'eco-tax' on fuel was never a fair or effective way to tackle climate change

Bolsonaro elected president of Brazil: how did we get to this point?

Following the recent election of Jair Bolsonaro as president of Brazil, Marcelo Badaró Mattos asks how we got here.

Care, consent and coercion under capitalism

Alan Sears, a socialist activist based in Toronto, spoke to Hazel Croft about sexuality, sexual coercion and consent, and the possibilities for sexual liberation today.