How to learn from Lenin

Barnaby Raine examines the relevance of one of Lenin's key works The State and Revolution. Originally published in the Autumn 2014 issue of the rs21 magazine.  Just months before stunning the world with its first...

revolutionary reflections | For Another Europe (Part 2) The European Social Model (ESM), Social...

With Brexit the EU has never been a more controversial and critical issue for left political strategy. In the second of a two part piece Ray M. looks at the incorporation of the leadership...

Greek elections: the strategic challenges for the left

The Greek elections are days away, and could see a victory for the radical left Syriza. As part of our discussion of the Greek elections, Panagiotis Sotiris, a supporter of the Greek anti-capitalist coalition Antarsya,...

On the deal between Syriza and ANEL

Greece has a new Government. After the euphoria of Syriza's stunning victory yesterday, came the disappointing realisation that they had to form a coalition to govern, and that that coalition would be with the...

SYRIZA and Podemos: doing politics differently

Earlier this month Left Unity, Podemos and SYRIZA hosted a speaker tour on 'Doing Politics Differently'. Nathan Bolton examines the differences between SYRIZA and Podemos, arguing that rather than seeking to import models from...
David Widgery book review

It Moves!

Barnaby Raine finds much to admire in Against Miserabilism, a new edition of writings by the late socialist author David Widgery

Lenin, Rosa Luxemburg and Ernest Mandel

American socialist Paul Le Blanc responds to a recent article from Charlie Post as part of a continuing debate about Lenin and Leninism As the radicalisation process works its way through the diverse and recomposing...
Fence in shape of a union jack

HM2015: Where is Britain going?

Joe Sabatini summarises three sessions about Britain at Historical Materialism conference. He concludes that there are opportunities for revolutionaries in the rest of Britain to follow those in Scotland, and shape debates about how we...

Colin Barker (1939-2019)

We are extremely sad to announce the death of our comrade and friend, Colin Barker. Today we republish the first section of an interview with Colin, where he reflected on his experiences in the International Socialists (IS) in the 1960s.

Radical Independence Conference – hopeful, energetic, impressive

Three thousand people took part on Saturday in the Radical Independence Conference in Glasgow. Christine Bird reports from an inspiring event, part of the renewal of the left in Scotland.