Tag: media

Mobilise for trans equality now

A planned reform that simplifies how trans people gain recognition of their gender has sparked a wave of attacks on trans people, and not only from the right.

Paul Foot: a rediscovered interview

Paul Foot was a prominent journalist, writer and revolutionary socialist. Here we present an interview with him conducted in 1996.
Ahed Tamimi trial concealment

Don’t let Israel hide Ahed’s trial

Israel's apartheid regime is trying to hide its mistreatment of Ahed Tamimi, the teenage Palestinian political prisoner.

The Daily Mail and sexual harassment: a statement

Today the Mail on Sunday published an article about sexist remarks made to Kate Bradley by a Unite staff member and her complaint about them.

Reviewing BBC Radio 4’s coverage of the Russian revolution

Martin Crook analyses the presentation of the Russian revolution by the BBC, questioning the accuracy of a review that blames the revolution for the sins of Stalinism.

revolutionary reflections | You can’t stop Wapping by marching past it:...

Sherrl Yanowitz, who sadly died in June last year - Obituary Sherrl Yanowitz 1942-2016 - played an active role in the dispute at Wapping...

TV Review: Happy Valley

Violence against women is central to this popular quality crime series says Seb Cooke. Happy Valley burst onto the scene a couple of years ago....

Chanting crowds and flying shrapnel – The Night Manager reviewed

Radical former-spy John Le Carre's The Night Manager started this week on BBC 1. Tony Aldis took a look. From its opening credits those responsible for The...

Understanding Syria: resource page

Mark Boothroyd has gathered together news sites, analysis, cultural archives and links to a number of the best short films and documentaries to help in understanding...

“Disruptive technologies”: lessons from Wapping

The idea that new technologies will replace the need for human labour is not a new one. However, it is currently receiving a lot...

Latest articles

Review: Chasing the harvest

Jack Pickering reviews a powerful collection of stories of migrant workers in California's agricultural sector.

Hong Kong: mass protests in the rain

In his latest dispatch from Hong Kong, Colin Sparks reflects on the significance of yesterday’s illegal mass demonstration.

The Importance of Colin Barker

Mike Haynes offers a tribute to revolutionary socialist thinker and organiser Colin Barker

‘Dear Sisters of the Earth’: Peterloo bicentenary

Women were a particular target of the violence at Peterloo on 16 August 1819. We publish an extract from an address by the Manchester Female Reform Society delivered shortly before the massacre.

Review: Stolen Moments

Mark Winter welcomes a new exhibition celebrating Namibia's unsung musical heroes, and remembers the time when the artist Jackson Kaujewa came to stay with his family.

Review: Urban Warfare

Kate Bradley reviews Urban Warfare by Raquel Rolnik, an important investigation into how capitalism has shaped housing for its own ends

Tensions rise in Hong Kong

Colin Sparks reports on the latest developments in Hong Kong, where the movement on the streets is showing impressive resilience as direct pressure from Beijing builds.
Marching lines of police stretching into the distance near parliament

200 years after Peterloo, do we face a new wave of repression?

As we approach the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo massacre, Ian Allinson argues that the right are pressing Boris Johnson to introduce a new wave of repression.
Protesters with Save Our Shipyard banner

Harland and Wolff: occupying for nationalisation, jobs and the climate

Workers at Belfast's Harland and Wolff shipyard are fighting to save their jobs and demanding nationalisation as the employer goes into administration.
Large crowd, Shatin, Hong Kong

Mass mobilisation shakes Hong Kong

Colin Sparks reports from Hong Kong, where strikes and protests are shaking the government.

Highlights

Popular uprising and the fight for independence in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico's mass movement and general strike have brought a corrupt US-backed neoliberal administration to its knees

revolutionary reflections | Theatre of the Oppressed as a political method

Sophie Coudray introduces the work of the Brazilian theatre practitioner Augusto Boal and the potential of its method for revolutionary praxis.

revolutionary reflections | Value, force, many states and other problems: part 3

In the third and final part of his essay on violence and capitalist social relations, Colin Barker insists that capitalist states cannot be theorised without recognising their multiplicity.

Between Sartre and Cliff: Ian Birchall, a heterodox Marxist’s trajectory

Selim Nadi conducts a wide-ranging interview with long-standing revolutionary socialist Ian Birchall.

Review: What’s Wrong With Rights?

Radha D'Souza's investigation into the international liberal rights regime is a welcome intervention that should make us question the framework of 'rights'.