May 2016


Brazil: Recolonising a continent

30 May 2016 Sue Branford examines the past failures and future prospects of the left in Brazil in the face of a concerted US-backed right-wing offensive

Video debate: The EU referendum – should the left vote in or out?

30 May 2016 Marina Prentoulis and Luke Cooper (for in) debate Hannah Sell and Michael Calderbank (for out) in this episode of The Wedge, produced in collaboration with Red Pepper

The resistible rise of urban dispossession in Europe

30 May 2016 Stuart Hodkinson traces the effects of the housing crisis across Europe in light of a new report, 'Resisting Evictions Across Europe'

Housing is a mental health issue

30 May 2016 Emma Snaith reports on the Focus E15 demonstration highlighting the link between a lack of decent social housing and poor mental health

The EU-Turkey deal is a disaster for refugees

27 May 2016 In making a deal with Turkey, the EU is entrusting refugees to a government that cares little for their safety – and sponsors the terrorists they are fleeing from, writes Marienna Pope-Weidemann

The EU referendum: damned if you leave, damned if you remain

27 May 2016 The EU referendum offers no progressive outcome, but it's a game of realpolitik we must play, argues Bertie Russell

The complicity of the white liberal left in the rise of Donald Trump

26 May 2016 There are deep reasons for racism in American politics, but the white liberal left has done little to prevent it, writes Mariama Eversley

Colombia: millions to take to the streets for peace

26 May 2016 Millions of Colombians will take to the streets this month to demand a different kind of peace with social and environmental justice at its heart. Seb Munoz writes

Act now to save your NHS

19 May 2016 A gathering of health workers on 22 May is an important initiative, writes Neil Faulkner

Corporations told to back off the NHS

19 May 2016 Behind the junior doctors' strikes is a battle to save the NHS from creeping privatisation. Organiser Kevin Allard reports on efforts to escalate and broaden the action.

The battle behind the blacklisting victory

13 May 2016 John Millington writes on how blacklisted workers won – and where the campaign is going next

Reclaim the Power sets up camp in Wales

13 May 2016 Kelvin Mason reports from Reclaim the Power's camp against opencast mining in Wales, looking at its organisation and future actions

Hiding homelessness: one family’s fight against ‘gatekeeping’

12 May 2016 Izzy Koksal reports on a campaign that shows how councils are using dirty tricks to deny housing help to people in need

Oil sponsorship and the creeping privatisation of the arts

10 May 2016 Oil sponsorship is a way of running public institutions for the benefit of corporations, writes Jo Ram

Antisemitism and the left

9 May 2016 Paul Kelemen, author of The British Left and Zionism: History of a Divorce, looks at the roots of the recent controversies in the Labour Party

Local elections in England: Reasons to be cheerful

8 May 2016 Labour's results are better than you'd know from the pre-prepared despair by the media and some internal critics, writes Michael Calderbank

Kids strike over national SATs tests

3 May 2016 Amy Hall reports on the stay-away over excessive testing

What’s the future of public ownership? It’s up to you

3 May 2016 Cat Hobbs introduces an event on 7 May looking at public ownership in the 21st century