October 2018


Ann Pettifor: If I governed the Bank of England, here’s what I do

31 October 2018 The radical economist outlines how she'd overhaul the UK's broken economy.

Did fake news win the Brazilian election?

30 October 2018 Bolsonaro's rise to power came with a welter of misinformation, rumour and lies. What role did 'fake news' play in the far right leader's victory? By Sue Branford

What’s left in Latin America?

30 October 2018 Once swept by a 'pink tide', the continent is now seeing the rise of authoritarian politics. What lessons are to be learnt from the varied left experiences? By Jenny Pearce

Four myths about antisemitism

29 October 2018 Antisemitism is a growing threat. Understanding it is a matter of urgency, writes Barnaby Raine.

Costas Lapavitsas: Socialism starts at home

24 October 2018 Michael Calderbank speaks to Marxist economist Costas Lapavitsas ahead of the publication of his provocative new book The Left Case Against the EU

Resistance and revolution in colonial Kenya

22 October 2018 Shehina Fazal reviews 'Kenya’s War of Independence: Mau Mau and its Legacy of Resistance  to Colonialism and Imperialism, 1948-1990' by Shiraz Durrani. 

The new undesirables

20 October 2018 Sivamohan Valluvan and Eleanor Penny unpack neoliberal attitudes to migration and 'low-value' humans.

FairCoin: A radical cryptocurrency alternative?

19 October 2018 Sam Dallyn reports on a digital currency aiming to set up new, cooperative alternatives to currency systems which hand over power to unelected central bankers.

‘The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed’

18 October 2018 Mike Peters explores the legacy of Steve Biko, a radical who spent his life fighting for Black liberation and for the overthrow of the Apartheid government in South Africa.

After Grenfell, we need to bring humanitarian responses into our politics if we want to save lives

17 October 2018 Neoliberalism means abandoning people to the whims of markets. Abby Meadows argues that we need to use the tools of humanitarianism to address the depth of the social crisis.

Your nearest marginal union needs you

16 October 2018 How can we support the new union movement? Steven Parfitt reflects on the successes and pitfalls of grassroots union organising.

‘Confronting imperialism means winning back the power to imagine alternatives’. An interview with Vijay Prashad

15 October 2018 Vijay Prashad talks to Daniel Whittall about socialism, anti-imperialism and the new global research network Tricontinental.

Love, power and the politics of survival in Pawel Pawlikowski’s ‘Cold War’

12 October 2018 Ewa Jasiewicz explores the complex interplay of class and gender in Pawlikowski's stunning new film.

Beyond Identity

11 October 2018 Aron Keller talks to Asad Haider about race, class and the fight for social justice in Trump's America.

The Irish government needs to stop protecting property developers and start looking out for its people

10 October 2018 Rents are soaring and the government is hand-in-glove with property moguls. Oliver Eagleton reports on the activists fighting for a fairer housing system.

Why you should oppose the far right march on October 13th

9 October 2018 The far right is on the march. Luther Blisset writes that it's time to stand up to the likes of the DFLA, and oppose their violence and racism head on.

Without an overhaul of Westminster, Corbyn’s vision for the economy won’t last

9 October 2018 Britain's institutions aren't designed for real democracy. Nancy Platts argues that we can't build socialism in a rigged system.

Against modern football

9 October 2018 Andrew Hodges looks at fan activism and organising in the home of World Cup finalists Croatia – a powerful, politicised and unpredictable movement that sees the left locked in constant battle with the far right.

Charter flights are brutal and illegal. Support the Stansted 15.

8 October 2018 Zak Suffee from End Deportations writes on the case of 15 activists facing terrorism charges.

Labour and reselection: the panic last time

5 October 2018 As anti-Corbyn Labour MPs kick up a fuss in the press about possible reselections, Hilary Wainwright looks back at the strikingly similar alarm in the parliamentary establishment in the 1970s and 1980s

‘Could do better’: Racism in schools

3 October 2018 Remi Joseph-Salisbury writes that institutional racism is not just about individual teachers, but a lack of clear school-wide or nationwide policy.

Playing the game

2 October 2018 The new Women’s Super League season kicked off in September with renewed media attention. Alex Culvin analyses the growth of women’s football

The power of collective joy

1 October 2018 In a world of isolation and a left which tends towards despondency, collective joy is our weapon against neoliberalism. Sam Swann reflects on The World Transformed 2018

What happened at Labour Conference?

1 October 2018 Michael Calderbank brings you a bite-sized guide to what went on at conference, and what that means for the future of the party. 

In and against the state

1 October 2018 Labour needs to develop a socialist strategy that goes beyond a single election manifesto. Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin look at the challenge of state transformation