Placard reads "There is no planet B"

Book Review: Can Marxist ideas help save the planet?

Ewa Barker reviews a new book that deals with both the technical and political sides of the fight against global warming. Safe Planet –  Renewable Energy plus Workers' Power John Cowsill Earth Books 2014 £11.99 Those of us involved...

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...

Review: Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age

Olivia Arigho Stiles reviews a new exhibition at the Barbican. The Barbican's new exhibition explores the relationship between photography and architecture in the epoch of modernity.  The exhibition is testament to the enduring power of...

Who killed Blair Peach? Call for new inquest into antifascist protester’s death

Defend the Right to Protest and the NUT teachers’ union have teamed up to launch a pamphlet about Blair Peach, the antifascist protester killed by police in 1979. Anindya Bhattacharyya reviews it in the latest...

Review: How can we save the NHS?

Sophie Williams, a health activist in London reviews Mark Broothroyd's pamphlet How Can we Save the NHS? recently published by the International Socialist Network Recent weeks have seen a large vote for strike action by...
Karl Marx

Behind Capital: A Review of Alex Callinicos’ “Deciphering Capital”

Joe Sabatini assesses an important new work of Marxist theory. Deciphering Capital is a long awaited work, which Alex Callinicos has been developing over a number of years. Although stimulated by the resurgence in Marxist political...

Stop global warming: change the world

Bettina Trabant reviews a book which puts the fight against capitalism at the heart of the struggle to stop climate change. Stop Global Warming: change the world Jonathan Neale, Bookmarks (2008) ISBN 9781905192373 Unlike most books about environmental...

There is no Planet B: how do we stop climate change?

How do we stop climate change? Nancy Lindisfarne assesses The Burning Question. The Burning Question: We Can't Burn Half the World's Oil, Coal and Gas. So How Do We Quit? Mike Berners-Lee and Duncan Clark, 2013 ISBN...
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....
LGSM march across Westminster Bridge

Pride: How solidarity in struggle changed the world for British LGBT people

The new film Pride shows the solidarity between the miners and a group of lesbian and gay supporters during the strike of almost thirty years ago. Struggle can change the world in ways we never...