Fighting for Cardboard City

Winner of the Dawn Foster Memorial Essay Prize: From a 1950s estate on the outskirts of Leeds, Jessica Field charts a community under threat and the stresses of activism on the frontlines of the housing crisis


Mick Lynch media mania – the appeal of workers’ power

Style backed by serious politics can cut through in a hostile media landscape, writes Ewan Gibbs

‘I feel trapped in violence that extends from Palestine to the UK’

Pádraig Ó Meiscill speaks to Shahd Abusalama about the enforced separation of her family, defeating smear campaigns and the cruelty of the Home Office.

The campaign for a democratic socialist Philippines

Following the victory of Ferdinand Marcos Jr. in this year's Philippine presidential election, Walden Bello details how he and Leody de Guzman sought to forge a new path for a revitalised Philippine left

Reviving student action and strike solidarity

The Red Square Movement outline the recent history of student resistance in the UK and their work in organising co-ordinated national action


Solidarity knows no borders

Coalition building is essential practice in the battle for immigrants’ rights, says Alex Kempton. In threatening times, groups big and small must unite to win

Racism forced me to leave teaching

Reflecting on his teaching career, Rohan Rice suggests racism inherent in England’s school system is driving out teachers of colour

A leafy low-rise square with the burned remains of Grenfell Tower in the background

Five years of inaction after Grenfell

Grenfell happened because of deregulation, writes Daniel Renwick, yet five years after the disaster, far too little has changed

Key Words: Neoliberal economics

In the first in a series on ‘neoliberalism’, Gregk Foley traces the birth of an economic ideology


Socialist world, where are you?

Examining left movements in Ireland and elsewhere, Lorna Bogue suggests that the conditions created by neoliberalism may prove fertile ground for its downfall

Let them eat (Jubilee) cake

As the Queen celebrates 70 years on the throne, Laura Clancy asks if it’s finally time to abolish the monarchy

The housing crisis is the result of a failed economic experiment: I know, I’m from Hull

By Jon Bailey, shortlisted for the Dawn Foster Memorial Essay Prize 2022

A woman in front of a concrete panel house

Life and housing on an Oxford estate

By Connor Woodman, shortlisted for the Dawn Foster Memorial Essay Prize 2022

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