August 2010


Small country, big struggle

26 August 2010 Mike Marqusee has just returned from a visit with trade unionists and democracy activists in Swaziland

Back to business as usual

24 August 2010 Hugo Radice looks at the Tories' so-called Office for Budget Responsibility and its role in the coalition's cuts agenda

No turning back

24 August 2010 To respond effectively to the coming onslaught, we will have to engage with a deep crisis of working class confidence. To do so requires not only vigorous, unapologetic counter-propaganda, but collective action

Welfare to worklessness

24 August 2010 The Conservative-Lib Dem coalition plans to complete the dismantling of the welfare state and penalise the vulnerable, argues Robert Taylor. We need a new progressive strategy on employment

Academy alarm

5 August 2010 As Tory education secretary Michael Gove pushes through legislation to 'put the boosters' under Labour's school academies programme, Fiona Millar explains her concerns

Breaking the golden thread

5 August 2010 Does the yellow of Lib Dem rosettes represent a 'golden thread' of social liberalism, or a streak of cowardice in the face of Tory cuts? Anthony Arblaster looks at the roots of the Lib Dems' present difficulties

Speaking about the ā€˜Sā€™ word

5 August 2010 John McDonnell MP assesses Ralph Miliband's socialist vision

Countering the cuts myths

5 August 2010 The government and the press say we are in the grip of a debt crisis caused by the 'bloated' public sector. Here, Red Pepper debunks the myths used to push cuts to jobs and public services

A new kind of angry brigade

5 August 2010 The coalition could be making a massive mistake if it believes that resistance will be confined to an isolated rump of beleaguered union activists and 'usual suspect' protesters, writes Michael Calderbank

Our favourite Miliband

5 August 2010 Hilary Wainwright reveals which Miliband caught her fancy

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about militarism

1 August 2010 As a young boy, I was an avid militarist, partly because I thought we were still at war with Germany for most of the 1960s