Reviews: The Pianist and Defiance

27 January is Holocaust Memorial Day. Colin Revolting reviews two films set during WW2 that chronicle Jewish resistance Defiance (2009) When the Nazis invade Belarus, three Jewish brothers escape into the woods and vow to resist. But as...

Review: United We Stand

James B reviews United We Stand, a new play currently touring with Townsend Productions, which tells the story of Des Warren and Ricky Tomlinson, the 1972 construction strike and the Shrewsbury Pickets Casualisation, self-employment and agency work...

Video game review: This War of Mine

William Cleary reviews a game depicting war from the point of view of civilians caught in the crossfire. Some parts of this review could be considered spoilers. There are events and periods of time that happen...

Review: (Still) The Enemy Within

Just out on DVD, (Still) The Enemy Within is an ideal Chirstmas gift, one that offers us a glimpse at the past but also suggests lessons to be learned for the future, says Jonny...

Review: Orange is the New Black

With Christmas fast approaching, Shanice McBean looks at the politics behind an obvious stocking filler: Orange is the New Black. Orange is the New Black (OITNB) follows the story of main protagonist Piper Chapman as her...

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...
Book cover, I never called it rape

Acquaintance rape: reassessing a classic study

Robin Warshaw's book "I Never Called It Rape" was first published in 1988. Shanice Octavia McBean reconsiders it now as a contribution to the discussion emerging from the last few years' rise in anti-rape activism. "I Never...

Film review: Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

Becca Short reviews Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1     Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, the first part of the finale of the Hunger Games trilogy was released on the 20th November. On its opening night, the...

Book review: paramilitarism and neoliberalism in Colombia

Neoliberalism and extreme violence go hand in hand in Colombia – Olivia Arigho Stiles reviews an important contribution to debates about Latin America. Jasmin Hristov Paramilitarism and Neoliberalism: Violent Systems of Capital Accumulation in Colombia and Beyond Pluto...

Review: Casualisation at work

Ian Allinson reviews the recent Labour Research Department guide for trade union reps. The rs21 magazine and web site have carried a number of articles exploring the efforts of casual workers to organise, including sparks,...