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.

#GE2017: Can Labour deliver security at work?

Unite activist and former General Secretary candidate Ian Allinson examines Labour's third pledge of 'Security At Work'.

#GE2017: Why does Labour make concessions to the right when it...

Jonas Liston reflects on Angela Rayner's recent appearance on Question Time. How can she be awful on immigration whilst savaging the Tories on everything else?

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Refugee Lifeboat: Statement of intent

We work to provide direct practical and material solidarity with migrants, but also to wage a political struggle against the state, racism and imperialism.

Student bans and securitisation at KCL

Politically active students at KCL have been barred from entering campus without any justification. Read KCL Justice for Cleaners' statement here!

The diary of a Scottish Muslim woman after the Christchurch massacre

Tarrant’s racist ideas are sanctioned and practised by the very top of Western state structures, by far-right organisations and by sections of the media; he just put them into practice.

Global youth strikers: declare a climate emergency

From Mauritius to Manchester, young people around the world walked out of their schools and colleges on Friday 15 March, demanding action on climate change.

revolutionary reflections | ‘Green Capitalism’: a critical review of the literature (Part III)

Part III of Stephen Graham’s critical review of the ‘Green capitalism’ literature examines debates between advocates of ‘green Keynesian’ approaches and supporters of de-growth.

revolutionary reflections | ‘Green Capitalism’: a critical review of the literature (Part II)

Part II of Stephen Graham’s critical review of the ‘Green capitalism’ literature examines the relationship between capitalism and fossil fuels.

revolutionary reflections | ‘Green capitalism’: a critical review (Part I)

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.
Bloody Sunday cover-up

Bloody Sunday prosecution: no justice, no peace

Not just one soldier, but the entire British state must be held to justice for its murderous record in the North of Ireland

Some deadlines can’t be extended…

Theresa May's deal has been rejected again and the Brexit deadlock continues. Meanwhile, the entire ruling class is running down the clock on an even more important issue.

On labelling fascists: postscript

Caliban's Revenge revisits his argument that we should identify the fascist core of the new right wing street movement, as part of a broader anti-racist struggle.

Highlights

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.

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.