The Babadook – a film about life’s real horrors

Where does fear come from? Jen Izaakson, PhD student and revolutionary socialist, examines this question through a psychoanalytic review of new horror film, The Babadook. Jen tweets at @izaakson. If we accept the psychoanalytic stance...

Kes: a tale for our times. Remembering Barry Hines.

Barry Hines, the author of such books as A Kestrel for a Knave, which became the film Kes, has died aged 76. Colin Revolting offers an appreciation of his seminal work. Kes, or A Kestral...

Review: Strike for America

Tomorrow over a million public sector workers will go on strike. Amy Gilligan reviews Micah Uetricht's recent book Strike for America: Chicago Teachers Against Austerity which looks at how teachers in Chicago organised and...

Review – How I Stopped Being a Jew

Neil Rogall reviews How I Stopped Being a Jew, the third part of Shlomo Sand's trilogy of books about Zionism and Israel. Shlomo Sand How I Stopped Being a Jew Verso, £9.99 This is the third part of...

A Syrian Love Story

A Syrian Love Story tells the story of a Syrian family, whose lives are torn apart by the repression and turmoil of the Syrian revolution, and their enforced exile from home. Mark Boothroyd went...

TV Review: Follow The Money

If you want to know about corporate crime you should Follow the Money, says Tony Aldis. Follow the Money opens on the machinations of a large and established green energy company, Energreen, and their tragic...

Mafia III – fighting white supremacy in ‘New Bordeaux’

Arjun Mahadevan reviews a new game, Mafia 3, with a black Vietnam vet hero and in the process takes down white supremacy Mafia III is an open-world action game set in 1968 in the...
Pro choice demonstrators with placard showing woman in handmaid dress

The Handmaid’s Tale: hope is evident amidst repression

Angela Stapleford argues that the recent adaptation of Margaret Atwood's novel The Handmaid's Tale holds up a mirror to the worst possibilities within our own world, but also shows the possibility of resistance.

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.

‘Disobedient Objects’ for a ‘Multitude of Struggles’

Amy Gilligan reviews 'Disobedient Objects', on until 1 Feb, and 'A World to Win: Posters of Protest and Revolution' on until 2nd Nov, exhibitions at the V&A Museum, London . Both are free to...