October 2015


Why I gatecrashed the British Museum’s Day of the Dead party

31 October 2015 BP is using its sponsorship of the British Museum to cosy up to the Mexican government, writes Jess Worth – so we went there to expose the abuses of both

Novara: new media for a different politics

26 October 2015 Novara Media are currently fundraising £10,000 to expand their efforts to help transform the media landscape. Andrew Dolan interviewed Novara co-founder Aaron Bastani about new media, insurgent politics and what the future holds for Novara

The day Guernica appeared in a Manchester car showroom

25 October 2015 Tim Dunbar introduces his new exhibition exploring the mystery surrounding an exhibition of Guernica in Manchester in 1939

Ken Saro-Wiwa and the power of resistance

25 October 2015 On the 20th anniversary of Saro-Wiwa’s murder, Nigerian activist Ken Henshaw describes how his struggle put justice at the centre of environmentalism

Land, life and justice

25 October 2015 Platform’s Suzanne Dhaliwal challenges UK activists to learn from the people living on the frontlines of global environmental struggles

Paris climate summit: Not saving the world

25 October 2015 Alex Scrivener explores why excessive optimism in the run up to the coming summit in Paris ignores the voices of those most affected by climate change

The fight against tar sands is about more than the environment

25 October 2015 Indigenous rights defender Eriel Deranger explains how the struggle against tar sands mining is about protecting her people’s rights and culture

#TTIPalarm: how satire inspired the Dutch movement to stop TTIP

20 October 2015 Hilde van der Pas looks at how the movement against TTIP took off thanks to a TV comedian

Postcapitalism: A Guide to Our Future by Paul Mason

20 October 2015 Hilary Wainwright reviews Paul Mason's latest book and questions how far information technology is leading us towards a post-capitalist economy

Hiding the Crisis

16 October 2015 When Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras showed up, the shameful reality of Camp Moria was hidden and thousands of people had disappeared. Marienna Pope-Weidemann reports from Greece.

What the Corbyn campaign did next: meet Momentum

13 October 2015 James Schneider writes on the launch of Momentum, the grassroots network building on the Jeremy Corbyn for Labour leader campaign

Resist Tory attacks on local councils

13 October 2015 Campaigns Against Arms Trade highlight how new Tory policy could prohibit local Councils from implementing democratically voted upon motions in support of the BDS movement

Ankara: call out for UK unions to show support for Kurdish and Turkish brothers and sisters

13 October 2015 After the Ankara boming, UK trade union support is needed more than ever, writes Peace in Kurdistan Trade Union Liasion Officer Stephen Smellie

Save Shaker Aamer – his freedom announced but still not home

12 October 2015 Shaker Aamer, held in Guantanamo for 14 years, needs support at this extremely tense time as he awaits release, writes Becky Lawrence

Digital labour: Wages for crowdwork

9 October 2015 Byron Peters is an artist and writer who has produced collaborative art pieces to tell the story of resistance movements centred on digital labour. He spoke to Jenny Nelson about online activism and the hidden labour behind digital life

Ireland: Water protesters face jail as political policing ramps up

5 October 2015 Ireland's movement against water charges is being criminalised by a nervous state, writes Oliver Eagleton

Conventional wisdom: our chance to redraw the British state

5 October 2015 Jeremy Corbyn has said that he wants to organise a constitutional convention. We should seize the opportunity, writes Dan Hind

We’re students, not suspects

1 October 2015 Malia Bouattia argues that the government’s counter‑extremism strategy adds up to surveillance of the Muslim community

Dissident organising

1 October 2015 New community group Black Dissidents is taking direct action for racial justice. Zak Suffee explains why

Editorial: Building from the bottom

1 October 2015 Corbyn’s success is just one reason to be hopeful, writes Emma Hughes

Classic book: How Europe Underdeveloped Africa

1 October 2015 Firoze Manji looks back at How Europe Underdeveloped Africa (1972), by Walter Rodney

Octavia’s Brood

1 October 2015 Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements, eds Walidah Imarisha and Adrienne Maree Brown, reviewed by Luke Wilson

The Racket

1 October 2015 The Racket: A Rogue Reporter Versus The Masters of the Universe, by Matt Kennard, reviewed by Ian Sinclair

Zionism and its Discontents

1 October 2015 Zionism and its Discontents: A Century of Radical Dissent in Israel/Palestine, by Ran Greenstein, reviewed by Richard Kuper

Unmasking Austerity

1 October 2015 Unmasking Austerity: Opposition and Alternatives in Europe and North America, by Dexter Whitfield, reviewed by Edward Dingwall

A rich man’s world

1 October 2015 Danielle Child visits a fascinating exhibition telling the damning history of finance

Ripping down fences

1 October 2015 Emma Hughes spoke to Caoimhe Butterly about organising with refugees on the Greek island of Lesbos and dismantling borders

On our own terms

1 October 2015 Emma Hughes spoke to Andy Greene from Disabled People Against Cuts