Gracchus Babeuf revisited

Historian Doug Enaa Greene reviews The Spectre of Babeuf by Ian Birchall. Often unfairly dismissed by socialists, Gracchus Babeuf represents a break from utopianism towards direct, practical action and all the challenges that implies, and he...

‘You strike a woman, you strike a rock’

Luke Hodgkin reviews Aliki Saragas's new film Strike a Rock, which follows the fight for justice of the women widowed by the 2012 Marikana Massacre in South Africa. On 16 August 2012, 34 striking miners were shot...

Review: The Reproach of Hunger

Mike Downham reviews leading expert on humanitarian aid and development David Rieff's book The Reproach of Hunger, which addresses the burning question of why have we failed to address the crisis of hunger in...

The Handmaid’s Tale: hope is evident amidst repression

Angela Stapleford argues that the recent adaptation of Margaret Atwood's novel The Handmaid's Tale holds up a mirror to the worst possibilities within our own world, but also shows the possibility of resistance. Angela writes book...

Kefaya – sounds of a new world

Lois C reviews a musical project that captures the energy and excitement of the latest wave of global resistance. For most readers of this review the word “kefaya” might conjure up images of a pre-Arab Spring...

Review: Naomi Klein, No is Not Enough

Naomi Klein draws on her past analysis of capitalism in arguing how to defeat the "new shock politics" of Trump, writes Andrew Stone. Donald Trump’s threat of ‘fire and fury’ against North Korea might just...

Review: Struggle or Starve

Pat Stack reviews Struggle or Starve: Working-Class Unity in Belfast's 1932 Outdoor Relief Riots by Seán Mitchell, arguing that this look into Northern Ireland's forgotten past has much to teach activists looking to build anti-sectarian working-class movements...

Review: China Miéville’s October

Charlie Burton reviews China Miéville’s retelling of the story of the tumultuous months 100 years ago leading up to the October revolution. October is published by Verso and available now.  In July 1914, deputies of the...
Black Panthers exhibition

Review: Soul of a Nation

Caliban's Revenge finds the current exhibition at Tate Modern a great place for searching for answers in a time of crisis and opportunity. In 1968, at the height of the Civil Rights Movement, Martin Luther...

Review: The Politics of Everybody

Bill Crane reviews Holly Lewis' standout book on the relationship between capitalism and oppression. One of the most promising trends on the intellectual left in recent years is the emergence of a strong and sophisticated...