April 2016


Arms fair protesters put weapons industry on trial

28 April 2016 The protesters who blockaded the DSEI arms fair should never have been on trial, writes Lisa Butler – it's the weapons trade that is in the wrong

Swimming with Sharks

26 April 2016 Swimming with Sharks: My journey into the world of the bankers, by Joris Luyendijk, reviewed by Jenny Nelson

Four reasons to support the black journalism fund

26 April 2016 There are just days left to reach the £2,500 target

Portsmouth’s smeargate: dirty politics in the age of austerity

21 April 2016 Democracy takes a hit as local politicians play dirty against anti-cuts campaigners, write Sarah Cheverton and Tom Sykes

Hope Without Optimism

19 April 2016 Hope Without Optimism, by Terry Eagleton, reviewed by Michael Calderbank

‘How can you decant people from estates then make deals with developers to build luxury apartments?’

19 April 2016 Andrew Dolan spoke with Amina Gichinga of Take Back the City about doing politics differently and righting Labour's wrongs in London

Summat 2016: event in Leeds

16 April 2016 Get connected, share skills, and join in action for change! You are invited to a day of guest speakers, workshops, children's activities and lots more in between. By Laura McFarlane-Shopes and Alex Webster

If I had a hammer…

14 April 2016 In 1996, ten women peace activists faced ten years in prison for taking hammers to Hawk jets – but were found not guilty after arguing their crime was necessary to prevent a greater one. One of the women, Andrea Needham, tells their story in this extract from her new book

Lean Out

12 April 2016 Lean Out, by Dawn Foster, reviewed by Izzy Koksal

Lighting the way

12 April 2016 Archie Davies writes about new campaign Switched On London and the growing movement for energy democracy

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about the language around Corbyn

11 April 2016 'After winning an open contest with massive support, Corbyn has been accused of "seizing power"...'

Biting lions: remembering the Grunwick strike 40 years on

11 April 2016 As the 40th anniversary of the Grunwick strike approaches, Sujata Aurora looks at its legacy and lessons for today

Lambeth library occupiers are renewing the anti-cuts struggle

7 April 2016 Simon Hardy looks at what led community campaigners to occupy their local library in south London – and says others should follow their example

A higher minimum wage is a solution to the crisis in care, not its cause

6 April 2016 Improving quality of care requires higher wages for workers and an end to the socially irresponsible practices of large care home chains, writes Andrew Dolan