November 2017


Stop romanticising the royal family

29 November 2017 Frustrated at the idea of another royal wedding? You're not alone. Joana Ramiro argues we should stop idealising a fundamentally undemocratic institution.

Don’t blame it on the bots

28 November 2017 Liberal elites are using Russian interference to minimise their own political failures, writes Matt Turner

The West owes Zimbabwe a future.

27 November 2017 Nick Dearden from Global Justice Now argues that after years of colonial domination and dodgy trade deals, the UK must make amends and support Zimbabwe in this uncertain time.

The far right in Poland: This is what neoliberalism looks like

27 November 2017 Last month's mass far right demonstration can be linked to a toxic mix of government tolerance of fascism and neoliberalism on steroids. Ewa Jasiewicz investigates.

Strength in Unity: Why Pan Africanism matters today

24 November 2017 Drawing connections between events as disparate as the ‘social murder’ of Grenfell and recent mudslides in Sierra Leone, Remi Joseph-Salisbury points to the enduring relevance of Pan African thought for anti-racist struggle today.

It’s time for a four day working week

22 November 2017 We work ourselves into the ground for little economic benefit. It's high time to for a change, writes Aidan Harper.

Protecting growth at all costs means lining the pockets of the wealthy

21 November 2017 Deregulation and tax loopholes are justified by saying that they 'protect growth'. But really, they just protect the wealthy, writes James Fox

Wealth inequality isn’t inevitable – it’s a political choice.

21 November 2017 Inequality is often treated as a law of nature - but really, it's the result of conscious political choices. It's time to choose equality, writes the IPPR's Carys Roberts.

Who killed Agent Kingfisher?

20 November 2017 Tom Palmer, aka Agent Kingfisher, was the 'messiah' of London's squatting scene until his death last year. But who was responsible for his fate? MI5, late capitalism or simply a drug overdose? Matt Broomfield investigates.

Blocking migrants’ access to the NHS is a way of privatising it

18 November 2017 'Docs Not Cops' write that we must resist attempts to make our NHS any less universal

Climate change in the global south drives people to suicide

17 November 2017 Louis Mendee explains the real human costs of climate change for the global south.

We need to overhaul our economy to meet the challenges of the 2020s

16 November 2017 From climate change to automation to demographic shifts, Mathew Lawrence explains the challenges our economy will face in the coming decade.

Abortion is still illegal in this country

15 November 2017 Fifty years after the Abortion Act, women are still dying from being denied basic services, write activists from Feminist Fightback

We need to change the narrative around social housing

13 November 2017 We need to tackle the patronising ideology that lets Tory think-tanks sneer at social tenants, writes Emma Dent Coad

Acid Corbynism is a gateway drug

10 November 2017 Acid Corbynism allows people to imagine a future beyond the paltry offerings of capitalism, writes Keir Milburn

The beautiful game under siege: women’s football in the West Bank

9 November 2017 'We wanted to use a shared love of the beautiful game to stand in solidarity with those living under occupation', writes Kate Hadley.

The UK has been supporting Israeli war crimes for years.

8 November 2017 Priti Patel's shady deals are business as usual. Enough is enough, writes Eleanor Penny

Labour Party laws are being used to quash dissent

8 November 2017 Richard Kuper writes that Labour's authorities are more concerned with suppressing pro-Palestine activism than with actually tackling antisemitism

If Theresa May won’t get rid of Boris Johnson, we must.

8 November 2017 Boris Johnson is a local disaster and a national embarrassment. He must go, writes James Clouting

‘Paradise Papers’ tax dodgers should be behind bars for the world’s biggest robbery

7 November 2017 The global elite have been stealing from society on an unprecedented scale, writes Tom Walker

When the rich stash their money offshore, we pay the price.

6 November 2017 Richard Murphy says that the appropriate political will and understanding of tax can put an end to offshore avoidance and evasion

Corbyn is a moderniser – Blairites are the dinosaurs.

6 November 2017 Richard Seymour explores how Corbyn shifted the political centre - against all the odds.

#Balfour100: 100 years of British complicity in Israel’s oppression of Palestinians

3 November 2017 One hundred years ago, the Balfour Declaration laid the groundwork for Israel's takeover of Palestine. We must face up to our responsibility, writes Ryvka Barnard.

The first Brexit documentary shows a Britain at war with itself

3 November 2017 Ethan Race reviews Timothy Kelly's hard-hitting documentary 'Brexitannia'

Catalan independence is not just ‘nationalism’ – it’s a rebellion against nationalism

2 November 2017 Ignasi Bernat and David Whyte argue that Catalonia's independence movement is driven by solidarity – and resistance to far-right Spanish nationalists

Tabloids do not represent the working class

2 November 2017 The tabloid press claims to be an authentic voice of the working class - but it's run by and for the elites, writes Matt Thompson

Defend democracy – don’t repay your debts.

1 November 2017 Our dependence on debt means that banks wield ever-greater power over our lives, writes Daniel Edelstyn.