Ritzy benefit video: “You don’t get me, I’m part of the union!”

Over a hundred people packed into The Grosvenor in Stockwell last night for the Ritzy strike benefit. The Ritzy workers have taken nine days of strike action so far and are looking to take...

Can we afford to laugh at ourselves in Broken Britain? A review of The...

In the bleak years of Stalinist Russia Nikolai Erdman wrote a grim satire about a man planning to take his own life. In the bleak years of neoliberal Britain Suhayla El-Bushra has updated the...

Atlas Shrugged: the world’s most boring cult novel

Finn Lees of Leeds rs21 revisits Ayn Rand's novel Atlas Shrugged 60 years after its publication, arguing that it is not the tool of bourgeois propaganda that many think it is. On 10 October 1957 Random...

Review: Deportation Discs: A Public Hearing

A multimedia installation exposed the cruelty at the heart of the ‘hostile environment’.

A poem by Alan Gibbons

Alan Gibbons, poet and novelist, penned this poem in response to Theresa May's vile racist speech at the Conservative conference. We are proud to republish it for National Poetry Day   There was an Irish immigrant Who...

Review: Comics unmasked

Adam DC reviews a new exhibition at the British Library, Comics Unmasked, which illustrates how in a period of austerity and social degeneration, the politics of the comic is moving leftwards again.   Politics is an...

Reviewing BBC Radio 4’s coverage of the Russian revolution

Martin Crook analyses the presentation of the Russian revolution by the BBC, questioning the accuracy of a review that blames the revolution for the sins of Stalinism.

The Political Power of Music: in conversation with Dave Randall

Colin Revolting speaks to musician and activist Dave Randall about his experience of 'mixing pop and politics' and the journey which led him to write Sound System -  The Political Power of Music. Interview transcribed by William...

Move On Up. Curtis Mayfield – Music and message

Emerging from the civil rights movement in the USA, Curtis Mayfield is one of the best exponents of radical soul music and his music lives on, as remembered by John Wheeler.

Bad comedy and bardolatry: on the politics of Shakespeare in the age of mechanical...

It's 400 years since Shakespeare died, and Kate Bradley doesn't care. This year, the BBC tells me, 'Shakespeare Lives'. Apparently, it's 400 years since Shakespeare died, and the BBC is using it as an excuse...