August 2016


Why we need a world without borders

31 August 2016 The right to live where you want should be as fundamental as the right to vote, says Alex Scrivener

Housing and land activists to join forces

30 August 2016 In the run up to a November event Robin Grey makes the case for urban and rural communities to work together to tackle land rights, ownership and usage

The Train Gate story is a product of desperation

24 August 2016 Alex Richardson-Price observes the pressing need for a character assassination, by any means necessary, of Jeremy Corbyn.

Brexit: a two-fingered salute from the working class

22 August 2016 The Brexit vote was the working class sticking two fingers up to the metropolitan middle class, the political elite and liberal commentariat, argues Lisa McKenzie

Occupations, assemblies and direct action – a critique of ‘body politics’

22 August 2016 Joseph A Todd examines the widespread belief that bringing bodies together in occupations, assemblies and other actions is enough to create change

Chilcot inquiry: don’t mention the oil

18 August 2016 The Chilcot inquiry kept the oil industry and private interests free from scrutiny. Greg Muttitt and David Whyte report

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about Lexit

17 August 2016 'The left case for Brexit was an interesting exercise, a bit like a Marxist review of The Very Hungry Caterpillar or one of those games where you work out whether it would be better to have no arms or no legs'

It’s time to celebrate multiculturalism again

16 August 2016 Ex-Guantanamo detainee Moazzam Begg tells his story in The Confession - a feature length documentary showing in cinemas now. Luke Wilson spoke to director Ashish Ghadiali about the British Asian experience of the War on Terror

Lexit delusionaries

10 August 2016 Marina Prentoulis lambasts those on the left who see success in the Brexit disaster

Brexit: clearly not Jeremy Corbyn’s fault

8 August 2016 Tom Walker argues the official Remain campaign let the side down

How likely is a Labour Party split?

4 August 2016 Michael Calderbank asks whether Labour's warring factions can ever be brought back together in a united party

Brazil’s Olympic Flames

4 August 2016 A bitter and chaotic political crisis threatens to take the shine off the Rio Olympics this summer, writes Tom Gatehouse