The Good Lord Bird: John Brown’s militant abolitionism

Bill Crane looks at the life of militant US abolitionist John Brown and his portrayal in a recent TV adaptation of James McBride’s novel The Good Lord Bird.
A black and white photograph of Angela Davis (right hand side) speaking to a large, assembled crowd into a microphone.

Reading Women, Race & Class 40 years on

Rose Whitehorn reflects on some of the key themes conveyed in Angela Davis' Women, Race & Class, and this work's significance during the resurgences in anti-racist and feminist organising.  
A portrait of Paris Communard Leo Frankel

Review | Léo Frankel, life of a Communard

Ian Birchall reviews a new French biography of Paris Commune member Léo Frankel.
An image of scrap metal on a wasteland, an ex-industrial area in Sered, Slovakia

Review | Hope Against Hope: Cyborg thinking in disaster zones

Hope Against Hope contains some of the finest work of thinkers at the intersection of abolitionism, cyborg natures, and ecological revolutionary socialism

Review | Sinews of War and Trade

Mykola Macke reviews an important book which bring together the history of development in the region with the parallel evolution of world shipping routes as the life-blood of world capitalism.
Sylivia Pankhurst addressing a crowd outside the headquarters of the East London Federation of Suffragettes, Old Ford Road, Bow

Review | Sylvia Pankhurst: Natural Born Rebel

Sylvia Pankhurst's life was full of tireless activism in the cause of women's rights, anti-imperialism and the emancipation of the working class
An image of a pile of women's magazines

Review | Tomorrow Sex Will Be Good Again

Kate Bradley reviews a highly readable intervention into recent debates amongst feminists
A photo of ships in Istanbul taken in 1854

Review | A Brief History of Commercial Capitalism

Nick Evans reviews a new book that calls for a radical rethinking of the history of capitalism.
Ash (Nathaniel Curtis, left) and Ritchie (Olly Alexander) in Russell T Davies' It's a Sin.

Review | It’s a sin

It’s a Sin is a compelling account of the human suffering of the AIDS epidemic and homophobia in the 80s, but the show sometimes seems to be dodging the big political questions.

Can one person change the world?

Jack P writes about the value and limitations of two films, First Reformed and Woman at War, from an emerging genre of environmentalist lone warrior films.