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Review: A Climate Emergency – Beyond a Capitalist Solution

Mike Downham reviews Ken Ferguson's new pamphlet, A Climate Emergency – Beyond a Capitalist Solution.
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Review: The World Transformed 2019

Seb Cooke writes on his experiences at The World Transformed festival in Brighton.

Years and Years: An Inquiry into the Human Prospect

Russell T Davies' new BBC drama Years and Years picks up on important themes, but struggles to fully develop them, writes Escee.

Review: Deportation Discs: A Public Hearing

A multimedia installation exposed the cruelty at the heart of the ‘hostile environment’.

Review: The Young Karl Marx

How far is it possible for a film to bring to life the ideas, energy and humanity of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels? Mark Winter enjoys...

The Death of Stalin: first as tragedy, then as farce

Estelle Cooch reviews Armando Iannucci's latest film, The Death of Stalin
Women protest in the 1960s

Review: She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry

This documentary aims to celebrate the women's movement of the 60s and 70s. But, argues Kate Bradley, it does little to offer inspiration to...

A Syrian Love Story

A Syrian Love Story tells the story of a Syrian family, whose lives are torn apart by the repression and turmoil of the Syrian...

“We’ve got shit to deal with…”

Colin Revolting reviews the new film from Russell Brand, The Emperor's New Clothes. "Some people have soo much, and some people have nuttin," Russell Brand divides...

Nobody need see Fifty Shades of Grey for fun

Magpie Corvid reviews Fifty Shades of Grey Nobody need see Fifty Shades of Grey for fun. For a smart, sexy film about dominance and submission,...

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Anti-Boris demo in Uxbridge

How we fight back

A devastating electoral defeat for Labour brings with it an inevitable battle for interpretation. It also sharply illustrates the need for our side to build power beyond parliament.
Giant banner across bridge reads "reclaim your future. Vote the Tories out"

Get the Tories Out!

After weeks of frenetic campaigning, election day is finally here. Today is a chance to shape the terrain we fight on. Everyone can help with the final push to get out the vote - turnout could be decisive. Whatever the result, relationships, skills and experiences from the campaign will be vital in the coming months.
TUC march

Workers’ and union rights in #GE2019

The Labour and Tory manifestos could hardly be more different when it comes to workers’ individual and collective rights, but there are also important implications for what happens after the election - whatever the result.

Labour’s plans on education are a step in the right direction

Vygotsky, who is a teacher in a school for pupils with special educational needs, reflects on Labour's proposed changes to the education system and on her experiences canvassing.

Winning the Revenge Election

After decades of betrayal, we need to make class arguments not only for redistribution but also for retribution.
Trixie Smith

Music of the people: The Blues

Mitch Mitchell is back with another people’s music playlist. This time he’s here with a brief history of The Blues

Report: Cambridge protests Erdoğan’s visit

Zareen Taj reports on the protest in Cambridge against Erdoğan's visit.
25 April 1983

revolutionary reflections | Portugal’s revolution portrayed

Raquel Varela’s new history of the Portuguese revolution is essential reading for revolutionary socialists, argues Brian Parkin.
Picket line conversation

Picket line conversations

A Unison member reflects on conversations on the picket-lines that offered a different vision about how universities could and should be run.
French firefighters on strike

The biggest strike for a decade in France

Kleanthis Antoniou explains today's strike in France.

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25 April 1983

revolutionary reflections | Portugal’s revolution portrayed

Raquel Varela’s new history of the Portuguese revolution is essential reading for revolutionary socialists, argues Brian Parkin.
A group of artworkers stand with a banner outdoors on the Southbank in London

What a way to make a living | An art worker in the climate...

Katherine Hearst, art worker and climate activist reflects on the links between precarity and the climate crisis.
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.

Striking together for Higher Education

The whys, whats and what nexts of the upcoming higher education strikes, which begin on 25 November.

revolutionary reflections | Class struggles in the 1989 revolution

For the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, we publish a translation of Volkhard Mosler's analysis of the class composition of the East German regime and the opposition movement to it.