Tag: nature of the period

Neil Davidson (1957-2020)

We are deeply saddened to announce the death of our comrade and friend, Neil Davidson. We send our condolences to his family, in particular to his partner Cathy Watkins. A full obituary will follow.
Kick Boris Out

The long Conservative decline

Labour still has a long way to go to win this election. But the Tory crisis won't go away either, regardless of who wins on 12 December, argues Duncan Thomas.

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.

Convergence on the right

Sometimes distinctions between conservatives, right-wing populists and fascists are easy to make. But increasingly often, argues Dave Renton, there is some overlap – and we have to understand today's right wing on...
Office cubicles

Call Centres: Understanding Casualised Labour

Jamie Woodcock's new book Working the Phones: Control and Resistance in Call Centres is an insider's account of work in a call centre. Jaswinder Blackwell-Pal spoke to him about the movitations for the book, opportunities...
Striking workers outside the Ritzy cinema. Keywords: what is picketing strikes

revolutionary reflections | The Upturn/Downturn Debate: An Introduction

Ian Allinson summarises a debate on the development of capitalism since 1968, and how this has impacted the working class and its struggles, in an attempt to address the question of what revolutionaries should...

Why is Donald Trump the president of the United States?

Amy Gilligan and Dominic Jones crunch the numbers to understand what happened in November's election in the United States To the surprise of most observers, Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election in the United...

Video: Anti-Trump voices

Many people protesting and marching against Trump are doing so for the first time. Who are they? What are they saying? What motivates them? What do they want the revolt against Trump and May...

After fascism, what?

David Renton, author of Fascism: Theory and Practice,  discusses whether previous definitions of 'fascism' fit with the world we see today. The question of whether Donald's Trump victory marks a triumph for fascism in the US...

#NoDAPL: How the water protectors won at Standing Rock

We republish eyewitness accounts from activists from New York who were at Standing Rock this weekend.