July 2015


The myths of the Greek crisis

31 July 2015 The people of Greece aren’t to blame for the country’s debts. Tom Walker looks at some of the myths of the crisis

What the Calais ‘crisis’ reveals about racism

30 July 2015 The deaths we have seen in Calais are not the first, and until Britain can come to terms with race and racism, they won’t be the last, says Zak Suffee

Dabke dancing to tell another narrative

30 July 2015 Creative protest can change the way people engage with Israeli apartheid, says Dan Glass, who organised a Dabke-dance action to mark the first anniversary of the latest attack on Gaza

Darkness at noon: the third Greek bailout will fail and should be rejected

28 July 2015 The path to the new bailout of Greece was dramatic. But with final details of the agreement yet to be revealed, the emerging truths lead Dimitris Sotiropoulos to argue it must be refused

Free the women of Yarl’s Wood detention centre

28 July 2015 After the success of a huge protest against detention in June Movement for Justice by Any Means Possible have called another Surround Yarl’s Wood demonstration on 8 August

We Want People Who Can Draw

25 July 2015 Danielle Child writes on an exhibition of art school dissent

The Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Festival

24 July 2015 Notes on the unique Dorset festival experience, by Jenny Nelson

Our infrastructure is headed for a crash – we must get it back on track

23 July 2015 With overdue northern rail upgrades hitting the buffers of an indefinite 'pause', Labour MEP Lucy Anderson flags up signs of a wider crisis in essential public infrastructure

Finance vs democracy in Greece

21 July 2015 The Greek crisis has exposed the undemocratic nature of the European institutions, writes Fanny Malinen – but it also reveals a much broader problem

My support for Jeremy Corbyn is about much more than ‘reclaiming Labour’

17 July 2015 Hilary Wainwright says she is backing Jeremy Corbyn for Labour leader as part of a transition to organisation beyond parliamentary politics

Why I wrote a play charting Israel’s violent birth

17 July 2015 Playwright Brian Rotman reflects on the background to his new play tracing the origins of the state of Israel

Greece stands humiliated at the hands of neoliberal fanatics

16 July 2015 We must continue to stand with the people of Greece as European leaders bully the Greek government into submission, writes Nick Dearden

The aviation fight is back on

15 July 2015 Kara Moses writes on direct action against airport expansion at Heathrow airport

How we beat the frackers in Lancashire

3 July 2015 Pam Foster from Residents Action on Fylde Fracking tells the story of a weekend of furious campaigning

Towards an international social movement on housing

2 July 2015 Jacob Wills writes from a Europe-wide meeting on housing struggles, held in Athens

Letters to Palestine: an interview with Vijay Prashad

2 July 2015 Daniel Whittall speaks to Vijay Prashad about the book he has recently edited, Letters to Palestine, and the wider dynamics of the Palestinian struggle

Spain’s democratic spring: how the movements stood for mayor – and won

1 July 2015 Oscar Reyes looks at how citizens' movements with roots in the indignados movement went from protest to power in town halls in Barcelona, Madrid and other major cities in Spain