December 2018


Review: Witches, Witch-Hunting and Women

31 December 2018 Witches, Witch-Hunting and Women by Silvia Federici, reviewed by Jessica White

From borders to prisons: the politics of abolition

30 December 2018 An abolitionist politics seeks to end the violence of the state in systems like prison and immigration detention, and build towards a world without them, write Ru Kaur and Ali Tamlit

The Rojava revolution was made by a struggling people, not American bombs

24 December 2018 Matt Broomfield reports from Rojava

Christmas with the gilets jaunes

24 December 2018 The 'yellow vests' revolt in France has targeted centrist president Macron, but left wing opinion has been divided over its unclear politics. Paul Cudenec reports from the protests – and finds a community spirit that bears little resemblance to the media's depictions

Critical tradition: Tribune then and now

23 December 2018 As the relaunched Tribune prepares its second issue, Hilary Wainwright assesses the history of the paper and the left Labour MPs who rallied around it – and the lessons it offers today’s Labour left

Welcome to the crowd

17 December 2018 Six Silberman writes on the new horizons of digital platform labour

Housing cooperatives are more than an economic no-brainer. They offer our a communities a better future.

14 December 2018 They give us the opportunity to put power in the people's hands, writes Joe Barson.

Italy’s far-right crackdown on migrants

13 December 2018 The new Italian Immigration Law represents a peak in the government’s hostility against migrants, writes Caterina Mazzilli

US sanctions have caused a crisis for Iranian Kurds

12 December 2018 An economic recession and a brutal government crackdown have put the people of Rojhilat in a precarious situation, writes Douglas Gerrard

‘If I don’t come back, call my lawyer’: Practical solidarity for people at risk of detention.

11 December 2018 Luke Butterly lays out some practical steps to help people facing down the hostile environment.

Here’s how we stopped a brutal, inhumane and barely legal charter flight

10 December 2018 Helen Brewer from the Stansted 15 describes the night she and fourteen other activists stopped a forced removal which threatened to place migrants in extreme danger.

I am one of the Stansted 15. Here’s why charter flights must end.

10 December 2018 Jo Ram explains why we should all stand up to defend migrants' rights

The NHS is heading for crisis this Christmas

10 December 2018 Underfunded hospitals are buckling under the strain - and we can’t let the Tories off the hook, writes Kane Shaw

Anti-fascism is a feminist issue

7 December 2018 Hope Worsdale explains why the fight against patriarchy and the fight against fascism go hand in hand.

Tommy Robinson is using Brexit chaos to advance his racist agenda. We can’t let him win.

7 December 2018 Tommy Robinson, will lead a Brexit Betrayal march in Central London. Anti-fascists are marching to stop him, reports Luther Blisset

Embracing Brexit would be a historic mistake for the left

5 December 2018 The left’s flirtation with Brexit is not just a mistake; it is downright dangerous, writes Tom Kibasi

Freedom dreaming

5 December 2018 A surprise summer hit in the US, Sorry to Bother You has come to the UK. M. Matsemela-Ali Odom situates the film in black revolutionary cultural tradition.

Reform and Revolution

4 December 2018 ‘Towards a Socialist Strategy of Reforms’, André Gorz makes the case for a strategy of reforms that specifically attack the logic of capital accumulation.

There is no such thing as a ‘left’ case for borders

3 December 2018 Arguments for borders rely on historically illiterate and morally inexcusable reasoning that has no right to call itself 'leftwing', writes Luke de Noronha