Fighting for Peace: the battles that inspired generations of anti-war campaigners
Now the threat of nuclear war looms nearer again, we share the experience of eighty-year-old activist Ernest Rodker, whose work is displayed at The Imperial War Museum. With Jane Shallice and Jenny Nelson he discussed a recent history of the anti-war movement.

Greece’s heavy load
While the UK left is divided over how to respond to Brexit, the people of Greece continue to groan under the burden of EU-backed austerity. Jane Shallice reports

Reclaiming the legacy of the Paris Commune
Jane Shallice reviews Communal Luxury: The Political Imaginary of the Paris Commune, by Kristin Ross

The Yes Campaign speaks in the House of Commons
Jane Shallice reports back from an event hosted by Red Pepper and openDemocracy, where many London radicals became inspired to support the Yes campaign.

Discovery of the World: A political awakening in the shadow of Mussolini
Jane Shallice reviews Discovery of the World: A political awakening in the shadow of Mussolini, by Luciana Castellina

Maxine Peake: Doc Martens roots
Jane Shallice interviews Maxine Peake, a committed socialist whose acting credits range from Veronica in Shameless to Martha Costello QC in Silk

Struggling for the right of existence; the memoirs of Daniel Bensaïd
Jane Shallice reviews An Impatient Life: A Memoir (Verso, 2013) by Daniel Bensaïd and considers what the Left can learn from these beautiful memoirs

A few days in Ramallah
Jane Shallice reflects on a recent trip to the West Bank.

Manifesta 9: Genk
Jane Shallice reports from Manifesta in Genk, a biennial Europe-wide contemporary art exhibition which this year had a coal mining theme

The White Van Papers: fiction that tells the truth
The White Van Papers by Roland Muldoon, reviewed by Jane Shallice

Afghanistan: a brief history
Understanding Afghanistan today is only possible by looking at it in the context of the part played by the competing imperial powers in its past. Jane Shallice offers a guide

Keep throwing stones
From the CAST theatre company to New Variety and the Hackney Empire, Roland and Claire Muldoon have been at the heart of cultural dissent for the past four decades. By Jane Shallice