14 July

'I am out to sing songs that will prove to you that this is your world and that if it has hit you pretty hard and knocked you for a dozen loops, no matter what colour, what size you are, how you are built, I am out to sing the songs that make you take pride in yourself and in your work. And the songs that I sing are made up for the most part by all sorts of folks just about like you.'

July 14, 2009 · 1 min read

Happy birthday, Woodrow Wilson ‘Woody’ Guthrie, born today in 1912. ‘This land was made for you and me.’


How Elbit was shut down

Blyth Brentnall describes how a group of activists in the UK has managed to disrupt the activities of one of Israel’s biggest arms suppliers

Zvenigora: Looking back at a Ukrainian cinema marvel

The current war in Ukraine gives a new significance to the work of the Soviet-era Ukrainian film director Oleksandr Dovzhenko, writes Juliet Jacques

CGI rendering of the plans for Etruscan Square in Stoke-on-Trent

‘Levelling up’ is part of the culture war

What is presented as an infrastructure programme is just gesturing and distraction to cover for a decade of government underinvestment, writes Dominic Davies


Key Words: CANZUK

Owen Hatherley uncovers the imperial nostalgia fuelling proposals for a new geopolitical union

Rebuilding collective intelligence

Human capital theory cannot solve our economic woes. David Ridley says we need a socialist alternative.

Post-Internet Far Right – review

James Poulter looks at transformations in far-right organising and influence and how anti-fascists can respond

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