The elephant is political

"Anti-politics" has become a phrase widely used to describe the state of politics today. Here, Colin Barker examines what 'politics' meant for Marx and what it means for revolutionaries today.

revolutionary reflections | Notes on Capital and the State: part 2

In the second of a three part series Colin Barker continues his investigation into the relationship between capital and the state.

Revolutionary organising in non-revolutionary periods #HM2018

Two sessions at Historical Materialism conference 2018 addressed questions of strategy for the left, each taking very different approaches.

More radical than reality: A letter to a comrade of an earlier era

Jonas Liston writes about becoming a young revolutionary in the 21st century. Dear comrade, You asked me to talk you through how my generation of militants was radicalised, through what routes we came into struggle...

Neil Davidson on the evolution of the Scottish independence question

Historian and socialist activist Neil Davidson's recent Radical Philosophy article "Yes: a non-nationalist argument for Scottish independence" has prompted questions about how his (and the SWP's) position on this question developed. He responded on...

Moving the centre: The Marxist squatters and the populist mayor

Joe Hayns interviews the organisers of a 'House of the People' who are facing similar questions in Naples.

The Panama Papers – From revelations to revolt and beyond

Joe Sabatini discusses how the Panama Papers have confirmed what we knew about the ruling class and looks at how they provide an opportunity to re-engage the public discussion over how our economies are being...

Review: Fully Automated Luxury Communism

Colin Wilson reviews Aaron Bastani's much-anticipated account of the potential for a future society of equality and abundance.

Scotland – what next?

In the fifth and final part of his analysis of Scottish politics after the referendum, written in late September, Scottish historian and activist Neil Davidson looks at events since the vote. A printable PDF of...

“Riots are the language of the unheard”: reflections on the protests after the death...

Rosa Soros reflects on the protest after the death of Edir Frederico Da Costa. What a farce! There was a state-sanctioned murder of another young black man in police custody (and, inevitably, another cover-up), yet...