March 2018


Deleting Facebook isn’t enough: The rise of ‘surveillance capitalism’

30 March 2018 The Cambridge Analytica scandal has put data harvesting in the spotlight, writes Tom Walker – but the problem goes far beyond Facebook

Vote Leave whistleblowers reveal fundamental flaws in our democracy

29 March 2018 The allegations that Vote Leave broke campaign spending rules raise worrying questions about our democracy that go right to the very top, writes Jon Trickett MP

Labour sets out to overhaul neo-colonial development policy

28 March 2018 For too long, politicians and many in the development sector have ignored the true driver of global poverty: neo-liberal capitalism. That may be about to change, writes Asad Rehman

The development sector needs to tackle the root causes of poverty

28 March 2018 It will be impossible to end poverty without replacing the system that creates it, writes Natalie Sharples.

Global debt is fast approaching a quarter of quadrillion dollars

27 March 2018 Tigran Kalaydjian explains the booming debt crisis - and what it means for the global economy.

Three years into the war in Yemen, the UK has blood on its hands

26 March 2018 The government continues to provide Saudi Arabia with the weapons it uses to kill thousands of Yemeni people. By Andrew Smith from Campaign Against Arms Trade

Open Letter: Honour Marielle Franco by taking up her fight

26 March 2018 "Our grief for Marielle Franco represents our commitment to all the women who fight with courage against oppression."

CtrlShift: An emergency summit for change

24 March 2018 Jay Tompt talks about a forthcoming festival to foment radical change.

Ukraine’s forbidden social networks

23 March 2018 Ukrainians are finding alternatives to Russian-operated social networks, writes Daria Chernina.

Don’t look away: The fight for Afrin is a struggle for radical democracy

22 March 2018 Under fire from the forces of reaction, Afrin is the frontline in the fight for democracy. We cannot afford to ignore or abandon the revolutionaries there, write Amber Huff, Patrick Huff and Salima Tasdemir

Exposing the economic lies behind the fracking hype

21 March 2018 Fracking isn't just bad for the environment - it's a Ponzi scheme poised for economic disaster, writes Anna Baum

A reign of terror: Extra-judicial killings in Duterte’s Philippines

19 March 2018 Dorothy Guerrero from Global Justice Now discusses the brutal history of extra-judicial killings under Duterte's watch.

Fighting the mega-mine

18 March 2018 Eliza Egret and Tom Anderson of Shoal Collective talk to Ken Peters-Dodd, a First Nations activist fighting against the construction of a mega-mine project threatening to devastate the environment.

Flipping the script on our economic stories

15 March 2018 What is the story of the economy in Britain? Who gets to shape public opinion about what it’s for, how it’s broken and how it can be fixed? Christine Berry explains the findings of the new report 'Framing the Economy'.

“From garment factories to rural communities, women are the resistance.”

13 March 2018 Meet the women activists from around the world taking up the fight for social justice. By Marienna Pope-Weidemann from War on Want.

Britain’s Modern Slavery

13 March 2018 The Home Office estimates that there are currently around 13,000 slaves in the UK, though other sources suggest this is a a gross underestimate. And yet most of us remain oblivious to this reality of contemporary Britain, writes Abda Khan.

When ‘Good Living’ goes wrong

12 March 2018 Ecuador blazed a trail in sustainability by giving constitutional recognition to the rights of nature in 2008, but the revolutionary concept of Sumak Kawsay, or Good Living, that drove this initiative proved more fragile than hoped when left in the hands of national government, write Joan Pedro-Caranana and Jose Maria Tortosa.

We can’t afford not to pay everyone a basic income

9 March 2018 Settit Beyene argues that a Universal Basic Income is the only solution to oncoming crises of poverty and structural unemployment.

This International Women’s Day, we need to support the struggles of migrant women

8 March 2018 Migrant women are often left out of the conversation on women's rights. London Latinxs are taking direct action to set the record straight.

Men should support the women’s strike – by taking over the domestic work

7 March 2018 Enda O'Riordan explains why it's vital for men to provide practical support for the women on strike - to support their activism, and to build future communities of care where the work is shared equally.

The housing crisis is one of political ideology. A radical response is the only ‘common sense’ solution.

7 March 2018 Decades of deregulation and market mismanagment is responsible for the UK's housing crisis. Darren Baxter argues that it's time for some radical solutions.

Why I will be refusing food on International Women’s Day

7 March 2018 On International Women's Day, on 8 March, hundreds of friends and supporters of people incarcerated at Yarl´s Wood Immigration Detention Centre will go without  food to draw attention to the struggle of the people detained there, many of whom have been on hunger strike. One of the freedom fasters explains why.

News From Nowhere: Fighting for alternative housing in Haringey

6 March 2018 After the defeat of the Haringey Development Vehicle, local people are putting together their own plans for alternative housing that puts people before profit. By Noah Tucker

Economic Science Fictions

6 March 2018 Will Davies argues for utopian thinking to unseat the dangerous myths of our current economic system.

Kurdish women call for a global women’s movement

5 March 2018 Kurdish women call on women around the world to come together to build a radical movement for women's liberation

Turn unused office space into housing support for the homeless

3 March 2018 Unused office space is taking over our cities, whilst the homeless population is skyrocketing. Jim McGregor writes that it's time to put those properties to better use.

‘We have a history of turning tragedy into triumph.’

2 March 2018 Anu Shukla speaks to the Kensington residents  fighting back against gentrification and housing crisis, months after the fire at Grenfell.

After Zuma: Corruption and Capital in ‘BRICS’ South Africa

1 March 2018 Jacob Zuma's legacy of corruption and economic mismanagement will not be cured by a simple transfer of leadership. Patrick Bond examines the impact of steering South Africa towards BRICS membership.