June 2010


Make or break for Japan’s left

22 June 2010 Japan's Prime Minister, Yukio Hatoyama has resigned after his failure to honour an election promise to move a US military base from Okinawa, Glyn Ford reports

Let our truth stand as their truth too

21 June 2010 Eamonn McCann's statement read outside Guildhall on behalf of the Bloody Sunday families

No one wants a return to violence

21 June 2010 Tony Cook, behind the award-winning documentary Secret History: Bloody Sunday, says while there was no 'Truth and Reconciliation Committee', there is an understanding among the community that the Troubles are behind them

Bloody Sunday: the wait is over

21 June 2010 Brilliant report for Bloody Sunday families: Not a bad result for the British Army either. Eamonn McCann on the Saville Report released 15 June 2010

Now to fight the cuts

16 June 2010 We have a matter of months to create an unprecedented movement against public spending cuts

Making votes count

16 June 2010 The struggle for electoral reform must be a high priority for the left, says Billy Bragg, alongside our resistance to cuts in public services

After the deluge

16 June 2010 With BNP councillors wiped out on Barking council, Michael Calderbank considers the local Labour party's chances of keeping them out for good

A distinctive purpose

16 June 2010 Labour's leadership debate could end up like a competition to be chief executive of an ailing company. But activists are intent on taking it somewhere more interesting. Laurie Penny and Hilary Wainwright did the round of post-election think-ins to find out more

Journal de combat

16 June 2010 Emilie Bickerton celebrates Cahiers du cinéma, the French film journal that insisted on seeing film as an art form

We are the crisis of capital

16 June 2010 John Holloway, author of Change the World Without Taking Power, argues that our response to the global economic crisis should be to create spaces outside of capitalism, not demand that it exploits us better

Workers of the world, co-operate!

16 June 2010 Tim Hunt looks at what role workers' co-operatives could play in bringing about social change

Europe’s co-op boom

16 June 2010 In some parts of Europe, workers' co-operatives are well-established parts of the economy

Based out

16 June 2010 Foreign bases have been a mainstay of global US military domination for decades. But in Latin America they have been closing fast and a new deal to use seven Colombian military bases is, paradoxically, a sign of US weakness in the region, writes Grace Livingstone

Zine team

16 June 2010 Red Chidgey explains the key steps to making and distributing your own zine

Fighting a protean force

16 June 2010 Pretending that it's not racism that motivates the BNP vote, or that we can defeat the BNP simply by proposing a left alternative, is to misunderstand the nature of racism in Britain today

Mind the gap

16 June 2010 It was the 40th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act in May, but Jon Robins finds there's still a long way to go before equal pay becomes a reality

Feminism: now for the good news

16 June 2010 Women's oppression remains a major feature of British society, even if it sometimes looks rather different than it did during that last big wave of feminism in the 1970s. But the good news, argues Catherine Redfern, is that feminism is alive and kicking too

Fiscal fire-raisers

16 June 2010 Three Credit Ratings Agencies hold huge and unaccountable power over the economic policies of whole countries, says Paul Cotterill

South Africa’s own goal

16 June 2010 As football fans worldwide turn their attention towards South Africa, Ashwin Desai and Patrick Bond look at what impact hosting the World Cup is having on the world's most unequal large country

Rhyme and reason

16 June 2010 Pablo Navarrete meets the British-Iraqi rapper Lowkey, a rising star whose growing popularity is tapping into a mood of rebellion

Blue rage

16 June 2010 With industrial fishing creating problems on a global scale, direct action conservationists from the Sea Shepherd group are turning their attention to the Mediterranean. Wietse van der Werf reports

On the side of the slaves

3 June 2010 The Black Jacobins by CLR James (Penguin, new edition 2001), reviewed by Selma James

Fill in the adjectives

3 June 2010 Gaza: Beneath the Bombs by Sharyn Lock with Sarah Irving (Pluto Press), reviewed by Andrea D'Cruz

Confused protest

3 June 2010 The Protestor's Handbook by Bibi van der Zee (Guardian Books), reviewed by Tom Walker

Opening a crack in history

3 June 2010 Zapatistas: rebellion from the grassroots to the global by Alex Khasnabish (Zed Books), reviewed by Duncan Smith

Fearless satire

3 June 2010 Disgusting Bliss: the brass eye of Chris Morris by Lucian Randall (Simon and Schuster), reviewed by Kevin Blowe

Going against the flow

3 June 2010 The Enigma of Capital and the crises of Capitalism by David Harvey (Profile Books), reviewed by Alexander Gallas

Pirates in the Mediterranean

2 June 2010 Neve Gordon on the Israeli attack on humanitarian aid ships in international waters