Participation, resistance and betrayal among car workers

Ray M reviews Militant Years, Alan Thornett’s political memoir of his life as a radical car plant worker in Oxford – and draws out some political warnings about ‘participation’ then and ‘partnership’ today.

DOC-CON

(Audience watches ‘Başlangıç’. Photography by Ted Mendez) Wednesday saw the second instalment of DOC-CON, a bimonthly event showcasing documentary films by established directors, held this time at the Hackney Attic, East London. The night promised...

A spotlight on slavery’s legacy of racism

12 Years A Slave is a major political and cinematic event, argues Andy Cunningham. It deserves attention from socialists and from all those who fight for a better world. The latest film from director...

We sit starving amidst our gold

(review and pics by comrades from Walthamstow) “I do not want art for a few; any more than education for a few; or freedom for a few.” – William Morris British artist Jeremy Deller’s new English Magic...