Scotland – what next?

In the fifth and final part of his analysis of Scottish politics after the referendum, written in late September, Scottish historian and activist Neil Davidson looks at events since the vote.

Scotland – Understanding the result

In the fourth part of his analysis of Scottish politics after the referendum, Scottish historian and activist Neil Davidson looks at the detail of the referendum results.

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...

Scotland – the Yes campaign as a social movement

In the second part of his analysis of Scottish politics after the referendum, Scottish historian and activist Neil Davidson examines the Yes campaign.

Scotland – the reality behind the referendum

Part one of a major five-part analysis of Scottish politics after the referendum, by Scottish historian and activist Neil Davidson.

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...
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East Germany, 1989: when power was in the street

Within a few weeks in the autumn of 1989 a regime fell which had seemed invulnerable for decades. While Reagan and Thatcher seek to take credit for these momentous events, the truth is that...