October 2016


Essay: Labouring through birth and death

29 October 2016 Jenny Nelson says that if we get the beginning and ending of life right, we might have a better chance of getting the bit in the middle right too

What is Momentum?

29 October 2016 James Schneider, Emma Rees and Adam Klug explain what Momentum is and how it is organising collectively to transform society

Back to basics

28 October 2016 Barb Jacobson on the campaign for an unconditional basic income

Now is the time for a progressive alliance

28 October 2016 Kenny MacAskill of the Scottish National Party says that only a progressive alliance can deliver us from Tory rule

Black Lives Matter: crisis shutdown

28 October 2016 Kojo Kyerewaa introduces Black Lives Matter UK

From common sense to power: municipal politics in Madrid

28 October 2016 Ana Méndez de Andés describes how a new kind of electoral alliance is taking back power—one city at a time—in Spain

Event: the Art of Trade Unions

27 October 2016 A free arts and culture event event in Bedford, hosted by The General Federation of Trade Unions on 6 December.

How to win a rent strike

23 October 2016 Social networks are stronger than management hierarchies. David Dahlborn describes how the UCL rent strike won

How the left can win

21 October 2016 Jeremy Gilbert says that no single party can defeat neoliberalism. A broader social movement is needed

Nowhere to go: Sisters Uncut demand homes free from violence

17 October 2016 South East London Sisters Uncut stormed Southwark Council’s quarterly cabinet to highlight the council’s failure to support domestic violence survivors. Emma Snaith reports

Increasing anti-semitism or disappearing Palestine?

16 October 2016 The left’s Jewish problem, Jeremy Corbyn, Israel and anti-semitism by Dave Rich, reviewed by Paul Kelemen

A world without work: an interview with Nick Srnicek, co-author of Inventing the Future

16 October 2016 The World Transformed organiser Joseph Todd speaks to Nick Srnicek about his recent book making the case for a post-work society

Return to Drax

16 October 2016 Frances Howe challenges the validity of 'renewable energy' subsidies for biomass and introduces a new wave of action against Drax power station

Putting the people back in politics

12 October 2016 The new politics is about much more than protest, writes Hilary Wainwright. But it’s about much more than parliamentarism too

Momentum needs a strategy to win power in local elections

9 October 2016 A radical democratic politics requires focus at the local as well as national level, write Gabriel Bristow and Simon Thorpe

‘Brexit red lines’ – the most progressive terms possible for the UK’s exit from the EU

8 October 2016 Labour is now opposing toxic trade deals, but what sort of trade do we want? Asks Nick Dearden.

Donate to build socialist media

8 October 2016 Right now, with the rise of Jeremy Corbyn, there is a real possibility of a resurgence of the left in Britain. With mainstream media showing clear bias against Corbyn, this new left movement urgently needs its own strong voices.

Resisting airport expansion, from the ZAD to Heathrow

6 October 2016 Kelvin Mason speaks to John Jordan who is squatting the site of a planned airport in France

Women for democracy in Turkey?

5 October 2016 Melanie Pichler and Edma Ajanović interview five feminist academics from Academics for Peace on the political situation in Turkey and the role of women's groups in fighting for structural change

Greater Manchester Law Centre: fighting for justice

4 October 2016 Legal aid is a pillar of the welfare state under longstanding threat. Tanzil Chowdhury reports on the Greater Manchester Law Centre, a new project fighting back for justice.