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...

Review: ‘Salt of the Earth’ 60th Anniversary release

Joe Sabatini re-examines the 1951 film 'Salt of the Earth' and argues for its contemporary relevance and importance. "Anything worth learning hurts, these changes come with pain." 2014 marks the 60th anniversary of the release of...
Poppy field

Condemning the slaughter of the ‘Great War’

2014 marks the 100th centenary of the beginning of the First World War. Britain's rulers want us to commemorate it as a 'just war'. Matthew Cookson argues that cultural representations of the war, often from...

Film review: For Sama

A documentary film charts the siege of Aleppo and represents a new addition to the depressingly growing genre of 'genocide documentaries'.

The total Marx and the total theory of literature

A lost gem of Marxist aesthetic theory, out of print for over forty years.
Rain, Steam, and Speed – The Great Western Railway

Review: ‘Late Turner’ shows an artist ahead of the tide

A new exhibition at the Tate Modern shows a visionary painter who anticipated much modern art, argues Colin Wilson A few years ago, in a particularly sentimental episode of Doctor Who, the doctor met Van Gogh....

It’s up to us to change this Town called Malice: the politics of Paul...

John Wheeler looks back at The Jam, who became arguably the most popular and political band to emerge from the punk explosion of 1977. "We'll all be voting Conservative at the next election." Fanzine interview, 1977 "Imagine,...

Anarchy in the UK? The politics and people that produced punk rock

For the 40th anniversary of the birth of punk, Colin Revolting considers its origins and influences. The student butterfly that flapped its wings in Paris, May 1968 lead to an earthquake which shook factory walls...

March and rally against privatisation at the National Gallery

Bettina Trabant joined gallery staff and supporters braving the wind and cold for a demonstration against privatisation at the National Gallery. A group of around 200 angry gallery staff, trade unionists and regular gallery visitors...

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...