Activism


Justice is a world without police

24 April 2021 A guilty verdict for a murderous cop is not a ‘victory’. It’s time to abolish the police, says Lauren Pemberton-Nelson

Fighting for Irish language rights

16 April 2021 Ciarán Mac Giolla Bhéin details the long campaign to overcome colonial suppression of the Irish language in Northern Ireland

Just Irish

14 April 2021 Emigration may be at the core of Irish national memory but this has not translated to into a welcoming embrace for its immigrant population, writes Ola Majekodunmi

Free, safe, legal, local

24 March 2021 Emma Campbell describes the long fight for reproductive rights in Northern Ireland

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My pandemic year in the rearview

23 March 2021 Our 'sensible' columnist Simon Hedges found himself a job during lockdown – as his father's butler

A feminist municipalist manifesto

22 March 2021 Municipalism can learn from feminism how to reclaim politics and redistribute power, argues Laura Roth of the Feminisation of Politics Network

Anti-war protest in London, 1990

How the first Gulf War shaped the British left

11 March 2021 The brief first Gulf War shaped the left's view of US imperialism in a post-Cold War world. Thirty years on, Evan Smith considers how it also exposed the limitations in the British left's ability to build a mass movement

In Chile, a feminist green wave rises

8 March 2021 As Chile rewrites its Pinochet-era constitution, feminists are seizing the opportunity to legally enshrine women's reproductive rights. Carole Concha Bell reports

Bank Job directors Daniel and Hilary

Review – Bank Job

20 February 2021 Jake Woodier reviews a new documentary film that brings heist aesthetics to a story of debt activism

Speaking power to truth

6 February 2021 The climate movement has yet to make climate change an election-defining issue. The 'truth' of peer-reviewed science might not be the weapon we thought it was, write Aruna Chandrasekhar, Nathan Thanki and Daniel Macmillen Voskoboynik

Where now on Brexit?

1 February 2021 It's a month since Brexit was declared 'done', but the complex process of EU trade negotiations has only just begun. In the first of a two-part series, Luke Cooper explains the contradictory nature of the Brexit deal and outlines the agenda ahead for progressives

Review – Santiago Rising

28 January 2021 Grace Livingstone reviews Santiago Rising, a new film which portrays the recent eruption of protest against inequality in Chile

In Bolivia, the truth wins out

22 January 2021 Francesca Emanuele reports on recent attacks on Bolivia’s Movement for Socialism – and how the country’s voters were ultimately undeterred by disinformation tactics

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Yetnahaw Gaâ! Algeria’s democratic resistance

22 January 2021 Sanhaja Akrouf explains how the fear that stopped Algerians from joining the uprisings across the Middle East and North Africa in 2011 has now been broken

End SARS and Fanon’s mission

11 January 2021 The uprisings against police brutality that swept across Nigeria must be contextualised within the country’s colonial history, argues Kehinde Alonge

In the shadow of student rent strikes

9 January 2021 Outside the media fanfare surrounding the recent wave of university-based militancy, one community's fight against developers goes on. Robert Firth reports

Gambling with lives

26 December 2020 Betting firms have infiltrated football culture and destroyed lives. James Grimes argues its time to reclaim the sport

Algeria: a youth revolution

12 December 2020 The Algerian regime has offered its youth a future of poverty, humiliation and repression, now it must go writes Zakaria Chaabi from Constantine, Algeria

Locked out during lockdown

1 December 2020 Already dealing with the effects of the hostile environment in education, Sanaz Raji explains the new challenges facing international students during the pandemic

Should the left care about blockchain technology?

30 November 2020 Despite its utopian promises of digital democracy, Thomas Redshaw argues socialists should be wary of embracing blockchain technology

50 years of gay liberation

27 November 2020 Sam Stroud looks back at the UK’s first ever LGBTQ+ demonstration and explains its significance for liberation struggles today

2010 Student Protests

The crisis in higher education: hindsight and 2020

25 November 2020 Gargi Bhattacharyya reflects on the state of UK universities a decade on from the student uprisings in 2010

Review – No Platform by Evan Smith

19 November 2020 Smith's book demonstrates that the far-right has always played the victim card when it comes to free-speech, writes Houman Barekat

A thousand more Millbanks

14 November 2020 Ten years after students raged at the Conservative Party HQ, protester Tanzil Chowdhury explains why he has no regrets – just hope for the future

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Liberté, égalité, anti-racisme

22 October 2020 Anti-racist movements in France are challenging both the state and the traditional left, writes Selma Oumari

Only as bold as we need to be

7 October 2020 Utopianism isn’t a rose-tinted optimism: it’s ‘the realism of hope’ we now desperately need, argues Jack Kellam

The future of pandemic solidarity

2 October 2020 The pandemic has channelled our collective rage and constructed new visions of what is possible, argues Colectiva Sembrar

Am I a modern slave?

24 September 2020 Lyn Caballero describes her experiences as a migrant domestic worker and explains why domestic workers are campaigning for immigration policy change

Political blackness and Palestinian solidarity

22 September 2020 The question of Palestine has become a black political litmus test, argues Annie Olaloku-Teriba, defining the very nature of black identity and politics

In and against, and outside, the party

15 September 2020 Following major defeats, the left on both sides of the Atlantic must urgently get stuck into community organising, movement building and political education, argues Joe Guinan

A tribute to Mike Cooley

14 September 2020 Co-creator of the Lucas Plan, Mike showed how the immense talent of workers could be deployed for social use rather than private profit, writes Phil Asquith

All eyes on Wet’suwet’en

10 September 2020 Suzanne Dhaliwal, in collaboration with Indigenous Climate Action, explains how the struggle to end Canada’s colonial violence is continuing in the face of fossil fuel extractivism

The World Transformed: democratising the culture sector post lockdown

4 September 2020 Julie Saumagne and Sam Swann explore the links between worker exploitation and institutional elitism in the culture industry

The World Transformed is back – and it’s never been needed more

10 August 2020 #TWT20 is officially open for registration. Hope Worsdale writes about why it's returning as a digital-first, month-long festival this September

Debt cancellation is vital for global recovery

9 August 2020 Cancelling debt for poor countries is desperately needed to shore up public health systems, social protections and address global structural inequality writes Claudia Webbe MP

On a rainy day and evening the CAA-NPR-NRC protesters are still in Shaheen Bagh . People have come to support from far and wide

Shaheen Bagh lives on

22 July 2020 The women of a south Delhi neighbourhood have inspired a protest movement which will long outlive their temporary encampment, writes Ananya Wilson-Bhattacharya

My father’s 13 years as a Palestinian political prisoner

18 June 2020 Shahd Abusalama recounts her father Ismail's experience in the Israeli prison system and calls for drastic reforms

Reclaiming work: can cooperatives overthrow the gig economy?

10 June 2020 Shyam Krishna reviews Reclaiming Work, a new documentary by black and brown film that looks at how cycle courier cooperatives are using technology against gig economy giants  

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

3 June 2020 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

Momentum

Forward Momentum: democracy isn’t a distraction

22 May 2020 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.

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This government is failing trans people: Labour must take a stronger stand

16 May 2020 Aisling Gallagher explains why Liz Truss’ recent rhetoric on proposed reforms to the Gender Recognition Act signals a worrying shift.

The politics of Covid-19: the frictions and promises of mutual aid

4 May 2020 Thousands of mutual aid groups have sprung up around the UK, grounded in different experiences and perspectives. Amardeep Singh Dhillon asks: Whose vision of community-serving work will win out?

The Labour manifesto launch in 2019

Seven ways Momentum can help Labour become resistant to sabotage

16 April 2020 The leaked Labour report tells us a lot about how the party needs to change. Momentum can lead the way, argues Johnbosco Nwogbo

The politics of Covid-19: Europe’s rightwing leaders see opportunity in crisis

15 April 2020 With all eyes on the global pandemic, Poland’s ruling party is trying to limit women's rights and extend power. Marzena Zukowska reports

Five Ways to say Fck Boris

Review – Now We Have Your Attention: The New Politics of the People by Jack Shenker

27 March 2020 Tim Schneider reviews Jack Shenker's latest book on 'iniquity and insurrection' in British society

Labour’s way forward: the only way is (bottom) up

8 March 2020 A democratic revolution within Labour must be matched by building participatory economic alternatives at a local grassroots level, writes Glenn Jenkins

XR: the case for deliberative democracy

24 January 2020 Climate Assembly UK begins this weekend. It's a good start, says Alex Bradbury, but does not meet XR's third demand for a Government-commissioned Citizens’ Assembly

Manchester Momentum: a ‘durable institutional left’ in the North West

22 December 2019 Manchester Momentum has successfully mobilised political engagement through its community-focused cultural strategy. Its ethos is here to stay, says Andrea Sandor

Election 2019: Reflections from Penistone and Stocksbridge

21 December 2019 From dirty tricks campaigns to the private interests of career politicians, Sam Gregory explores why Labour lost a long-standing Sheffield seat

Election 2019: The latest attack on travelling communities

11 December 2019 The Conservative manifesto includes yet another attack on Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities. We can resist at the polls - and by responding to the public consultation, says Beth Holmes



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