November 2019


Election 2019: Transatlantic socialism rising

30 November 2019 As Sanders and Corbyn head to the polls, Peter Gowan describes a new spirit of international collaboration on the left

Jeremy Corbyn and front bench holding copies of the 2019 manifesto

Election 2019: An ambitious, agenda-setting and credible manifesto

29 November 2019 The 2017 Labour election manifesto was good but the 2019 version is the document we’ve really been waiting for, argues Mike Phipps

Brian Eno: Why I’m backing Labour in Kensington

28 November 2019 In 2017, Labour won Kensington by just 20 votes. Brian Eno explains why he's backing Emma Dent Coad in the seat - and why voting Lib Dem is ‘voting Tory without admitting it’

Cartoonist from 1888 depicting John Bull (England) as the octopus of imperialism, grabbing land on every continent. Public Domain.

Education and Empire

28 November 2019 Following Labour’s manifesto pledge to educate the public on the histories of empire, slavery, and migration, Kimberly McIntosh explains the dangers of colonial nostalgia in the national curriculum

Migrant voters can change the narrative

25 November 2019 Once again, politicians are framing immigration as a problem - while ignoring migrant voters. We must turn out to address our own legitimate concerns, says Zrinka Bralo of Migrants Organise

Graffiti showing Donald Trump kissing Boris Johnson

15 reasons to #EndToryRule in GE2019

22 November 2019 Harpreet Kaur Paul on why the nasty party has got to go.

Review – Decolonial Communism, Democracy and the Commons

22 November 2019 A collection of essays which could be a key resource for those seeking to create economic alternatives, edited by Catherine Samary and Fred Leplat. Reviewed by Derek Wall

Five Ways to say Fck Boris

Five ways to say Fck Boris

22 November 2019 Boris Johnson wants to be Prime Minister for the next five years. Maddie Hennessy of Fck Boris Sheffield lists five things you can do to stop that happening.

Why is mining giant BHP able to dodge its responsibilities?

21 November 2019 The British-Australian company is complicit in the harms its joint owned Cerrejón mine has wrought on people and the environment in Colombia, writes Claire Hamlett

Review – We Need New Stories: Challenging the Toxic Myths Behind Our Age of Discontent

21 November 2019 A book that systematically unpicks the myths that are spread in order to preserve the status quo, written by Nesrine Malik. Reviewed by Leah Cowan

Rebel ramblers: The politics of walking

20 November 2019 From protest marches to mass trespass, walking has always been an important part of struggles for change, says Des Garrahan

Forest Fires in Amazon

The fight of our lives

18 November 2019 Asad Rehman talks to Ashish Ghadiali about why, across the political spectrum, Zero Carbon 2030 must become the rallying cry in GE2019.

Review – Letters of Solidarity and Friendship: Czechoslovakia 1968-71

18 November 2019 Letters between Leslie Parker and Paul Zalud, edited by David Parker. Reviewed by Mary Kaldor

Get the youth vote out

17 November 2019 A generation that has grown up under austerity could decide this election. Youth Vote UK are trying to boost voter registration among young people

Support our election writer’s fund

17 November 2019 The stakes could not be higher during this election. Help us cover what's really happening

Political discourse can be deadly

4 November 2019 As long as our politicians feed, rather than challenge, racism, the most marginal in our societies will continue to be at risk, argues Remi Joseph-Salisbury