9 October

It's John Lennon's birthday, which means that it's also Instant Karma Day and Give Peace A Chance Day.

October 9, 2008 · 1 min read

We have as our source for this the anarchist Daily Bleed, which seems to have convinced a couple of dozen other websites and bloggers that it is too. All it needs is love.

‘We’re all Christ & we’re all Hitler. We are trying to make Christ’s message contemporary. We want Christ to win. What would he have done if he had advertisements, TV, records, films & newspapers? The miracle today is communication. So let’s use it.’

John Lennon, 1969


The Socialist Olympics of 1936

Radical workers’ sporting organisations and the 1936 People’s Olympiad illustrate the role of sport in fighting oppression, writes Uma Arruga i López.

Review – You’re History: The Twelve Strangest Women in Music

Lesley Chow argues for a new kind of music criticism that re-evaluates women musicians and "meaningless" music, writes Rhian E Jones

Lying through their legacy-speak

Olympic ‘legacy’ has greased the path for enormous, upward transfer of wealth to the global propertied classes, writes Jules Boykoff


SWexit: What are exit schemes for sex workers missing?

If earning money is a fundamental reason for entering the sex industry, it is also essential to leaving it, writes Marin Scarlett.

Failure to deliver

Major financial institutions have cited Deliveroo’s employment practices for its disastrous public share launch. Alice Martin and Tom Powdrill look at what went wrong and what it might mean for workers’ rights

Power on the picket line: remembering the Burnsall Strike

Almost 30 years on, Sarbjit Johal recalls supporting the strike, which consisted of mostly Punjabi women workers

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