Tag: interview

US elections: “Bernie has suddenly given all of us a national stage”

Continuing our series of interviews with socialists in the US discussing the upcoming elections, we spoke to Nivedita Majumdar, Sanders supporter and secretary of the Professional Staff Congress, the faculty and Staff union of...

‘I was a shop steward and I had a duplicator’ – IS in the 1970s

As the battles of the 1970s intensified Norman McLean became an electrician working in factories and on building sites. Norman spoke to us about his experiences of being a revolutionary activist in an exciting...

‘Becoming a shop steward transformed my political life.’ – IS in the 1970s

May '68 and the struggles of the late sixties radicalised tens of thousands of students, some became revolutionaries and joined revolutionary groups. Norman MacLean became a member of the International Socialists (IS) and started...

Debating the work of sex work

Melissa Gira Grant responds to questions from Estelle Cooch about her work and her understanding of sex work today. Sex work has become the subject of heated debate within feminism. That debate is highly polarised...

Labour and the left after #jezwecan: An interview with Ben Sellers

Ben Sellers is a member of Red Labour and was one of the organisers of the social media team that underpinned Jeremy Corbyn's successful campaign for the leadership of the Labour Party. rs21: You've written...

Getting to grips with the levels of strikes

Simon Joyce recently published an article arguing that 'lack of confidence' is an inadequate explanation for the sustained low level of strikes in the UK. He suggests that the strike weapon being taken out of...

Towards a Marxist theory of gender?

Heather Brown's book Marx on Gender and the Family was released to great acclaim. Estelle Cooch interviewed her about Engels, intersectionality and feminism today. This interview was originally published in the Autumn 2014 issue of...

‘We save people not banks’: FBU pensions fight continues

Amy Gilligan spoke to Cameron Matthews, FBU Cambridgeshire Brigade Secretary on the picket lines at Cambridge fire station about the strike and supporting victimised FBU member Ashley Brown.

The politics of depression: Mark Fisher on mental health and class confidence

Anindya Bhattacharyya spoke to Mark Fisher about the politics of mental health, magical voluntarism and the ideology of neoliberalism.

Anti-fascist 5 trial collapses: interview

S, freed antifascist protester, speaks outside Westminster Magistrates Court shortly after the case against her and four others collapses.