A critical engagement with the young Bensaïd

This piece was first presented by Jonas Liston at the recent Historical Materialism Conference in London. On first reading Daniel Bensaïd's memoirs, An Impatient Life, two things stood out to me: a heterodox politics with an absolute confidence...

revolutionary reflections | ‘The movement as a whole’ – Waves and Crisis of The...

Colin Barker provides a framework for revolutionaries to think about their engagement in the politics of social movements.

Paul Le Blanc replies to Ian Birchall on Lenin and Leninism

Paul Le Blanc, author of Unfinished Leninism, has replied to Ian Birchall's discussion article on Leninism over at SocialistWorker.org. In an article titled Leninism, No? Paul sets out "a sense of what I mean...

Reclaiming the future

Sølvi Qorda argues the "millennial" generation needs to shoot up a flare and embrace the idea of human liberation if we are not to abandon the future to fear. My most enduring memory of the...

Obituary: Colin Barker

Ian Birchall remembers the life of revolutionary socialist Colin Barker.

rs21 Political Weekend: Social Movements and United Fronts Today

Rebecca Short writes: Colin Barker and Sølvi Goard's workshop on Social Movements and United Fronts Today tackled arguments that are key for anyone organising on the left. As the room started to fill, a video...

The idea of revolution in the 21st century

Video of Neil Davidson and Colin Barker speaking on The Idea of Revolution in the 21st Century.

The Communist Women’s Movement

As we mark International Women's Day (8 March), Estelle Cooch talks Darya Dyakonova and Mike Taber about the history of the Communist Women's Movement (1920-22).

Corbyn: big opportunities for the left as anti-austerity hits the mainstream

The importance of Jeremy Corbyn's success can't be overestimated, writes Pat Stack. It means we can argue for socialist politics in a way that's not been possible for decades. A few weeks ago the political landscape looked...

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...