May 2021


The cauldron, the sword, victory!

31 May 2021 Langar has always gone hand in hand with Sikh revolution writes Shamsher Singh

Our caring futures

29 May 2021 To ensure a flourishing of life we need to build a new society based on a model of universal care writes The Care Collective

Can’t pay, won’t pay

26 May 2021 First-year student Saranya Thambirajah reports on students’ experience of the pandemic – and how they are using rent strikes to fight back against the marketisation of higher education

The communal cooking pot

24 May 2021 In Chile, community food networks and mutual aid tell us that the revolution starts close to home writes Jumanah Younis

An ownership model to protect independent media

23 May 2021 New Internationalist co-editor Amy Hall explains how a strong reader-owner base can fuel recovery from the impacts of the pandemic

The strike won’t stop

22 May 2021 Proposed tax reforms have led to weeks of protest in Colombia. Amidst brutal state repression, and with the initial proposals defeated, Colombians are now demanding much more, Philippa de Boissière and María Mónica Acuña report

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The Future Generations Act: lessons from Wales

20 May 2021 Well-intentioned policies for local empowerment need practical support and constitutional reform, writes Rhian E Jones

Lebanon’s October revolution

19 May 2021 Following a year of struggle, crisis and destruction, the people of Lebanon fight on, writes Rima Majed from Beirut

Strength in numbers

17 May 2021 In Bolsonaro's Brazil, democratic resistance has brought about a surge in 'new municipalist' political initiatives. Cintia Martins Freitas considers the potential for collective candidacies and shared mandates

Review – Angela Carter’s ‘Provincial Bohemia’

13 May 2021 Despite some omissions, Stephen E Hunt's examination of radical novelist Angela Carter's time in Bristol and Bath provides a useful lens to analyse the countercultural history of the two cities, argues Sue Tate.

Review – Work: a history of how we spend our time

11 May 2021 Though sometimes misdiagnosing political problems as spiritual pathologies, James Suzman's book provides a compelling history of how work came to dominate our lives. Review by Madoc Cairns

Screenshot from Cyberpunk 2077 showing a character from the game sitting in front of a futuristic cityscape and the word 'broken' graffitied onto a wall

Video games and anti-capitalist aesthetics

7 May 2021 As more and more video games infuse their narratives with explicitly political themes, B.G.M. Muggeridge asks why so many fall short in actually challenging capitalism

Review – Where grieving begins

4 May 2021 Magee's memoir isn't an intimate history of the Brighton Bombing. Instead, it delivers a much more powerful treatise on struggle and reconciliation, writes Daniel Baker



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