August 2015


Housing gains in Spain

25 August 2015 Tom Youngman reports from Madrid on the Spanish housing movement fighting evictions and campaigning for the right to housing for all

Liberated learning in Rojava

25 August 2015 Janet Biehl reports on the new women’s science of jineolojî and the revolutionary transformation of education in Rojava, western Kurdistan

How Labour lost the 1992 election: an alternative to the ‘official wisdom’

25 August 2015 Michael Calderbank revisits Defeat from the Jaws of Victory, by Mike Marqusee and Richard Heffernan, first published 1992

Strikers, Hobblers, Conchies and Reds

25 August 2015 Strikers, Hobblers, Conchies and Reds: A radical history of Bristol 1880-1939, by Dave Backwith, Roger Ball, Stephen E Hunt, Mike Richardson, reviewed by Gemma Edwards

The Left Hemisphere

25 August 2015 The Left Hemisphere: Mapping critical theory today, by Razmig Keucheyan, reviewed by Finn Smith

Alternatives to Capitalism

25 August 2015 Alternatives to Capitalism: Proposals for a democratic economy, by Robin Hahnel and Erik Olin Wright, reviewed by Heather Blakey

Retelling Alice’s story: how an anti-war feminist was framed for murder

25 August 2015 Kitty Webster talks to author Sheila Rowbotham about a new edition of her play on the anti-war feminist Alice Wheeldon

Disarming DSEI

25 August 2015 Andrew Smith writes about the campaign against London’s biennial arms fair and ending the worldwide arms trade

Editorial: Triumph over disaster

25 August 2015 Whatever the outcome of the Jeremy Corbyn campaign, it has shown that anti-austerity arguments have a wide resonance, writes Michael Calderbank

Labour selling rights to the city?

21 August 2015 Donations from private developers to Labour London mayoral candidates further implicate politicians in the capital’s housing crisis and highlight the chasm between Corbyn and many of his party colleagues, writes Andrew Dolan

Video report: Shut down Yarl’s Wood!

20 August 2015 A video report from the demonstration against the immigration detention centre, by Siobhan McGuirk

Shutting down a coal mine on the road through Paris

19 August 2015 Last weekend fifteen hundred people from across the world shut down one of the most destructive coal mines on the planet. Morten Thaysen was there.

From Greece to Brazil: the challenge of forging a socialist alternative

17 August 2015 Sue Branford introduces a debate on the fate of Brazil’s Workers’ Party by drawing some parallels with today's Syriza

International development and the potential for change beyond capitalism

17 August 2015 Finn Smith speaks to Lucia Pradella and Thomas Marois, editors of Polarising Development, a collection of essays exploring the antagonistic structure of capitalist development

It’s Corbynmania! Thousands rally for Jeremy Corbyn

4 August 2015 Michael Calderbank reports from the central London rally for Jeremy Corbyn

Earth First! Summer Gathering

4 August 2015 You are invited to Earth First! Summer Gathering on 19 - 24 August in the Peak District

Scrapping grants will inspire another wave of student protests – how can they win?

3 August 2015 Student funding changes will hit the poor hardest and transfer wealth upwards. Kate Bradley looks to campaigns around the world for lessons of successful resistance

The changing face of Labour

3 August 2015 Josh Holmes speaks to some of the new intake of Labour MPs about a fresh left focus for the party

Greening the city: an interview with Siân Berry

3 August 2015 Andrew Dolan talks to Siân Berry about her plans to democratise the Green Party’s London mayoral campaign and the future of the Greens

A club of ghouls: the need for rupture with the EU

3 August 2015 After Greece, the road to a democratic, social United States of Europe passes through ‘Brexit’ and a toppling of the post-democratic tyranny that is the European Union, argues Leigh Phillips

‘Nothing works, it’s all for show’

1 August 2015 In this extract from their new book, All That Glitters, Emma Hughes and James Marriott describe how Azerbaijan’s oil wealth has created a country of chaos and contrasts

Dirty money

1 August 2015 Jo Ram asks how the growing fossil fuel divestment movement can deliver radical change

Gun Baby Gun

1 August 2015 Gun Baby Gun: A bloody journey into the world of the gun, by Iain Overton, reviewed by Jen Wilton

Blacklisted

1 August 2015 Blacklisted: The secret war between big business and union activists, by Dave Smith and Phil Chamberlain, reviewed by Claire Fauset

Rebel Footprints

1 August 2015 Rebel Footprints: A Guide To Uncovering London’s Radical History, by David Rosenberg, reviewed by Ian Sinclair

Sisters of the Revolution

1 August 2015 Sisters of the Revolution: A Feminist Speculative Fiction Anthology, eds Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, reviewed by Kate Bradley