November 2016


The Fashion Revolution: Turn to the left

30 November 2016 Bryony Moore profiles Stitched Up, a non-profit group reimagining the future of fashion

The abolition of Art History A-Level will exacerbate social inequality

29 November 2016 This is a massive blow to the rights of ordinary kids to have the same opportunities as their more privileged peers. Danielle Child reports.

A Cuban view on Fidel Castro’s legacy

28 November 2016 Musician Eliane Correa reflects on the fading revolution

Mass civil disobedience in Sudan

27 November 2016 A three-day general strike has brought Sudan to a stand still as people mobilise against the government and inequality. Jenny Nelson writes.

The centre-left’s narrative on climate change has convinced no one

23 November 2016 Trump's victory is another sign of the failure of the centre-left's narrative on climate change. A new message is needed, and new politicians to deliver it, writes Alex Randall

Mustang film review: Three fingers to Erdogan

22 November 2016 Laura Nicholson reviews Mustang, Deniz Gamze Erguven’s unashamedly feminist film critique of Turkey’s creeping conservatism

What if the workers were in control?

21 November 2016 Hilary Wainwright reflects on an attempt by British workers to produce a democratically determined alternative plan for their industry

Airport expansion is a racist policy

21 November 2016 Climate change is a colonial crisis, writes Jo Ram

Momentum Kids: the parental is political

19 November 2016 Momentum Kids is not about indoctrinating children, but rather the more radical idea that children have an important role to play in shaping the future, writes Kristen Hope

New Cross fights new wave of housing privatisation

18 November 2016 Lewisham residents object to a new trend in local authority housing developments

Stand-off with prison profiteers at the Tower of London

17 November 2016 Marienna Pope-Weidemann reports on disruption at the European Custody and Detention Summit

If you didn’t see Trumpism coming, you were looking away

16 November 2016 Siobhán McGuirk says the question we are too afraid to ask is simple - what kind of society leads to Donald Trump as President?

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about electability

16 November 2016 'MPs are stuck in 1997, waiting for a charismatic, Blair-like messiah, but without the bloodshed'

The Confession – a survivor’s story

16 November 2016 Robert Rae reviews a new film about former Guantanamo prisoner Moazzam Begg

Edinburgh film festival reviewed

16 November 2016 Robert Rae reports from the Edinburgh film festival

The new politics of art

16 November 2016 Nina Power calls for an assertion of true human wealth through shared resources, knowledge, and art – while Jessie Hoskin and Sasha Josette explain how The World Transformed festival will respond to this call

Shocked by Trump? It’s time to get involved in the fightback

10 November 2016 The battle lines are clear. Democracy is in peril and the left must take itself seriously electorally and politically. Ruth Potts speaks to Gary Younge, who was based in Muncie, Indiana, for the US election, about the implications of Donald Trump’s victory

Trump, Mair and the gods that failed

10 November 2016 It’s no use apportioning blame, we need meaningful critical reflection. The old formulae are no longer sufficient, writes Paul O'Connell

Book Review: Swimming with Sharks: My journey into the world of the bankers

10 November 2016 Jenny Nelson reviews Luyendiks analysis of the City – the ‘time bomb at the heart of our society’.

Trump can only be beaten by a fairer economy and a better society

9 November 2016 We need a society built on openness, community and equality to truly defeat everything that trump stands for, writes Nick Dearden.

Reactions to the US election result

9 November 2016 As news of a Trump victory sinks in, we share words of solidarity and calls to action from activists across the left in the UK.

Davey Hopper: union man

8 November 2016 Huw Beynon reflects on the life of his friend and comrade Davey Hopper, the tough and imaginative Durham miners’ leader, who died in July

Book Review: My Turn: Hillary Clinton Targets the Presidency

8 November 2016 'A symptom of a deep sickness in the American political system’ - John Brissenden reviews Doug Henwood's take on the presidential nominee.

Cartooning capitalism – a look back at American radicalism

2 November 2016 Michael Mark Cohen revives political art of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, that remains equally relevant today

The unlikely rise of Jeremy Corbyn: an interview with Alex Nunns, the author of ‘The Candidate’

1 November 2016 Andrew Dolan interviews Alex Nunns about his new book on Jeremy Corbyn's successful campaign to become leader of the Labour Party