The challenges facing Corbyn

The possibility of Jeremy Corbyn becoming Prime Minister raises many questions about the challenges he would face both within the Labour Party, from the state machine and elsewhere.

#GE2017: Don’t Flinch

An original work by Caliban's Revenge inspired by Jeremy Corbyn and the June 2017 general election.

What do we need to do to defend the NHS?

Pete Gillard assesses the limitations of Labour's manifesto promises on health and argues that enthusiasm for the NHS can be used to build unions among health workers.
Corbyn rally in Ilsington

Disaster for May, opportunity for the left

Amy Gilligan and Colin Wilson offer an initial analysis of the June 2017 election results.

#GE2017: “The future is back”

There are plenty of reasons to feel optimistic going into election day

#GE2017: Immigration, Labour and the left

Any concession to restricting immigration necessarily involves the notion that immigrants are a problem, and contributes to hostility and racism against all immigrants.

#GE2017: More police and prison officers won’t make us safer

Socialism requires a belief that building a world without punishment and incarceration is possible.

Review: Mariana Mazzucato, ‘The Entrepreneurial State’

Harry J Bentham gives his take on Mariana Mazzucato's The Entrepreneurial State (2013), a book which has influenced Labour's proposed economic policies in the lead up to the 2017 General Election.

#GE2017: How radical are Labour’s economic policies?

The limitations of the manifesto are those we would expect to find facing any reformist government operating in the capitalist system today.

Reflections on the Manchester bombing vigil

Colin Wilson reflects on the vigil in Manchester after the bombing of the Ariana Grande concert on 22 May.

Latest articles

‘We will bring about change!’ #YouthStrike4Climate No.4

Young people have been striking again around the world for the climate. Year 11 student Junayd Islam reports on the climate strike in Cambridge. With additional videos and photos from the climate strike in Manchester.

revolutionary reflections | Value, force, many states and other problems: part 2

In the second part of his essay on how violence and coercion are written into the core of capitalist social relations, Colin Barker explores how states modify the law of value.

May’s last dance

Theresa May has announced that she will finally be leaving on 7 June. She has epitomised the 'nasty party' she once criticised.

Letter to Edith

Parenthood is full of uncertainties; of hopes and fears. The climate crisis amplifies all of this, and brings into focus the harsh realities and stark choices we face - as individuals and as a society. A poem by Rick Lighten.

Six flavours of milkshake for the European elections

With far right candidates standing in the upcoming European elections, here are some counter-arguments to help you persuade people to vote against Tommy Robinson and the far right.

Battling for the education we need

An open letter about the state of education from concerned grandmother Kes Grant of the anti-academisation campaign John Roan Resists.

revolutionary reflections | Value, force, many states and other problems: part 1

The first part of Colin Barker's essay looking at how violence and coercion are written into the core of capitalist social relations

Review: What’s Wrong With Rights?

Radha D'Souza's investigation into the international liberal rights regime is a welcome intervention that should make us question the framework of 'rights'.

Goodbye and good riddance to Gavin Williamson

It's worth re-visiting some of Gavin Williamson’s most unpleasant politics, just so we can briefly celebrate his political demise.

Interview: Ukraine’s crisis of representation

Yuliya Yurchenko discusses the landslide victory of the comedian Vladimir Zelensky over the incumbent Petro Poroshenko in the Ukrainian presidential election.

Highlights

revolutionary reflections | Value, force, many states and other problems: part 2

In the second part of his essay on how violence and coercion are written into the core of capitalist social relations, Colin Barker explores how states modify the law of value.

revolutionary reflections | ‘Green capitalism’: a critical review: part 1

Today, hundreds of thousands of young people around the world have been taking part in climate strikes. Stephen Graham dissects the discourses of sustainability, Green capitalism and the Green economy.

The Communist Women’s Movement

As we mark International Women's Day (8 March), Estelle Cooch talks Darya Dyakonova and Mike Taber about the history of the Communist Women's Movement (1920-22).

revolutionary reflections | Notes on Capital and the State: part 3

In the concluding part of our serialisation of his 1978 essay on the state in capitalist society, Colin Barker considers the theory of the Permanent Arms Economy.

LGBT History in 21 pieces of music

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