30 November

Who said that the 'Yippie' leader and anti-Vietnam war activist, Abbie Hoffman, born on 30 November 1936, was 'something akin to an American prophet'?

November 30, 2009 · 1 min read

It was, supposedly, President Jimmy Carter – although it’s not always easy to be sure about such things when it comes to Hoffman, who once said that ‘the only truth is fantasy’. He also said that ‘sacred cows make the best hamburger’ and ‘the first duty of a revolutionary is to get away with it’, among much else.


From the US to the UK: shared legacies of black struggle

Far too often, we think of police brutality in the US as exceptional. Families on both sides of the Atlantic tell stories that prove otherwise. Black Britain must be heard, writes Wail Qasim

Immigration detention and the politics of Covid-19

 The response to the pandemic has allowed us to imagine a world without immigration detention centres, writes Rachel Harger

The Gold Vaults of the Bank of England [Credit: Bank of England]

Fighting the inequality pandemic: the case for a super-tax

Keval Bharadia argues for a super-tax on financial markets to curb extreme inequality in the wake of Covid-19


Breaking the Big Pharma stranglehold

Affordable healthcare means breaking the stranglehold that Big Pharma has on our medicines system, writes Dana Brown

Gender, class and cliché in Normal People

The BBC hit drama shows the complexities of class mobility, but can’t avoid class and gender stereotypes, says Frances Hatherley

Momentum

Forward Momentum: democracy isn’t a distraction

Democracy isn’t a distraction, says Deborah Hermanns - it’s the only way to transform Momentum and the Labour Party and effectively build power in our communities.