Review: The Muslims are Coming!

Hsiao-Hung Pai reviews Arun Kundnani's latest book The Muslims Are Co­ming!: Islamophobia, Extremism and the Domestic War on Terror (Verso, 2014) In a period when racism is on the rise and the far right is...

Review: Playing the Whore

Becky Gardner reviews Melissa Gira Grant's book "Playing the Whore" (Verso, 2014). This review was originally published in the Summer 2014 edition of the rs21 magazine. In her new book Playing the Whore, journalist...

Review: Skylight

Jack Farmer looks at the current revival of David Hare's political play. It's perhaps unsurprising that David Hare's Skylight has been revived now, 18 years after its debut. At its heart, this is a play...

Marxism 2014 in review: “There are no new ideas”?

Rob Owen reviews the largest conference of the revolutionary left this year. Marxism 2014, the annual political festival organised by the Socialist Workers Party (SWP), maintained its place as the largest Marxist conference in the...

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...

The Masters, the Pastors and those they tread on: Review of ‘Jimmy’s Hall’ and...

Jonas Liston sees important statements about Ireland's present crisis in these examinations of it's past. Both North and South Ireland have been at the sharp end of capitalism's current crisis, with all sections of its...

Remaking the Working Class and its Power

Ian Allinson summarises the key ideas in this useful book about workers' power. Forces of Labor, Workers’ Movements and Globalization since 1870 by Beverly J Silver (Cambridge University Press, 2003) Forces of Labor was greeted with positive...

A View from the Bridge : A modern classic stripped to its tragic roots

Jack Farmer reviews a new production of Arthur Miller's play, currently running at the Young Vic Director Ivo van Hove's production of A View from the Bridge strips away all distractions, distilling Arthur Miller's classic tragedy down...

Review: The Pajama Game strikes a chord

Even for those who usually baulk at the idea of seeing a musical, the new production of The Pajama Game is a treat not to be missed, argues Jaz Blackwell-Pal It may seem strange to...

Review: Comics unmasked

Adam DC reviews a new exhibition at the British Library, Comics Unmasked, which illustrates how in a period of austerity and social degeneration, the politics of the comic is moving leftwards again.   Politics is an...