Culture


The abolition of Art History A-Level will exacerbate social inequality

29 November 2016 This is a massive blow to the rights of ordinary kids to have the same opportunities as their more privileged peers. Danielle Child reports.

Mustang film review: Three fingers to Erdogan

22 November 2016 Laura Nicholson reviews Mustang, Deniz Gamze Erguven’s unashamedly feminist film critique of Turkey’s creeping conservatism

The Confession – a survivor’s story

16 November 2016 Robert Rae reviews a new film about former Guantanamo prisoner Moazzam Begg

Edinburgh film festival reviewed

16 November 2016 Robert Rae reports from the Edinburgh film festival

The new politics of art

16 November 2016 Nina Power calls for an assertion of true human wealth through shared resources, knowledge, and art – while Jessie Hoskin and Sasha Josette explain how The World Transformed festival will respond to this call

Book Review: Swimming with Sharks: My journey into the world of the bankers

10 November 2016 Jenny Nelson reviews Luyendiks analysis of the City – the ‘time bomb at the heart of our society’.

Book Review: My Turn: Hillary Clinton Targets the Presidency

8 November 2016 'A symptom of a deep sickness in the American political system’ - John Brissenden reviews Doug Henwood's take on the presidential nominee.

Cartooning capitalism – a look back at American radicalism

2 November 2016 Michael Mark Cohen revives political art of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, that remains equally relevant today

Increasing anti-semitism or disappearing Palestine?

16 October 2016 The left’s Jewish problem, Jeremy Corbyn, Israel and anti-semitism by Dave Rich, reviewed by Paul Kelemen

Book review: Place is the Passion by Bill Williamson

9 September 2016 Folk singer Leon Rosselson reviews a book to help ordinary people understand the Israel / Palestine conflict.

Art, politics and potentias

7 September 2016 A potentia is similar to a utopia but rooted in the here and now. Danielle Child speaks to artist Jane Lawson about her forthcoming project Second Degree Potentias.

It’s time to celebrate multiculturalism again

16 August 2016 Ex-Guantanamo detainee Moazzam Begg tells his story in The Confession - a feature length documentary showing in cinemas now. Luke Wilson spoke to director Ashish Ghadiali about the British Asian experience of the War on Terror

The Divide: ‘must-watch’ documentary

28 July 2016 Rosanna Hutchings from campaign group Renters' Rights London explains why they hosted a public screenings of this documentary

Hope Without Optimism

19 April 2016 Hope Without Optimism, by Terry Eagleton, reviewed by Michael Calderbank

‘How can you decant people from estates then make deals with developers to build luxury apartments?’

19 April 2016 Andrew Dolan spoke with Amina Gichinga of Take Back the City about doing politics differently and righting Labour's wrongs in London

Lean Out

12 April 2016 Lean Out, by Dawn Foster, reviewed by Izzy Koksal

Raised voices: the campaigning choirs movement

20 February 2016 Lotte Reimer and Kelvin Mason report on the blossoming movement of radical street choirs

The Egyptians by Jack Shenker

12 February 2016 Laleh Khalili reviews Jack Shenker's new book and finds it strikes an unexpectedly optimistic note about the after-echoes of the Egyptian uprisings

The disappearing exhibition

10 February 2016 Danielle Child reviews An Imagined Museum, which invites visitors to commit artworks to memory before they are removed – and re-created

Classic book: Pedagogy of the Oppressed

1 February 2016 Nadim Mirshak looks back at Pedagogy of the Oppressed (1968), by Paulo Freire

Weatherland

1 February 2016 Weatherland: Writers and Artists Under English Skies, by Alexandra Harris, reviewed by David Renton

Don’t Trust, Don’t Fear, Don’t Beg

1 February 2016 Don’t Trust, Don’t Fear, Don’t Beg, by Ben Stewart, reviewed by Jenny Nelson

The New Prophets of Capital

1 February 2016 The New Prophets of Capital, by Nicole Aschoff, reviewed by Finn Smith

Politics in a Time of Crisis

1 February 2016 Politics in a Time of Crisis, by Pablo Iglesias, reviewed by Tom Walker

All the World’s Futures: looking back at the Venice Biennial

19 January 2016 Amy Charlesworth reviews the 2015 Venice Biennial

Chats: The people’s palace

11 January 2016 As Chats Palace in Hackney celebrates its 40th anniversary, Red Pepper takes a look through the arts centre's photographic archives

Classic book: Reclaim the State

1 December 2015 Heather Blakey looks back at Reclaim the State: Experiments in Popular Democracy, by Hilary Wainwright

Bahrain’s Uprising

1 December 2015 Bahrain’s Uprising: Resistance and repression in the Gulf, eds Ala’a Shehabi and Marc Owen Jones, reviewed by Kitty Webster

The Mythology of Work

1 December 2015 The Mythology of Work: How Capitalism Persists Despite Itself, by Peter Fleming, reviewed by Kit Caless

Political Ecology: Beyond Environmentalism

1 December 2015 Political Ecology: Beyond Environmentalism, by Dimitrios Roussopoulos, reviewed by Mat Little

Encyclical on Capitalism and Inequality

1 December 2015 Encyclical on Capitalism and Inequality: On Care for Our Common Home, by Pope Francis, reviewed by Charlotte Sykes

Inventing the Future

1 December 2015 Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a world without work, by Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams, reviewed by Daniel Whittall

The day Guernica appeared in a Manchester car showroom

25 October 2015 Tim Dunbar introduces his new exhibition exploring the mystery surrounding an exhibition of Guernica in Manchester in 1939

Postcapitalism: A Guide to Our Future by Paul Mason

20 October 2015 Hilary Wainwright reviews Paul Mason's latest book and questions how far information technology is leading us towards a post-capitalist economy

Classic book: How Europe Underdeveloped Africa

1 October 2015 Firoze Manji looks back at How Europe Underdeveloped Africa (1972), by Walter Rodney

Octavia’s Brood

1 October 2015 Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements, eds Walidah Imarisha and Adrienne Maree Brown, reviewed by Luke Wilson

The Racket

1 October 2015 The Racket: A Rogue Reporter Versus The Masters of the Universe, by Matt Kennard, reviewed by Ian Sinclair

Zionism and its Discontents

1 October 2015 Zionism and its Discontents: A Century of Radical Dissent in Israel/Palestine, by Ran Greenstein, reviewed by Richard Kuper

Unmasking Austerity

1 October 2015 Unmasking Austerity: Opposition and Alternatives in Europe and North America, by Dexter Whitfield, reviewed by Edward Dingwall

A rich man’s world

1 October 2015 Danielle Child visits a fascinating exhibition telling the damning history of finance

How the next generation is challenging big oil

20 September 2015 Lindsay Alderton explains why a group of children staged a protest intervention against BP

Reclaiming the legacy of the Paris Commune

4 September 2015 Jane Shallice reviews Communal Luxury: The Political Imaginary of the Paris Commune, by Kristin Ross

How Labour lost the 1992 election: an alternative to the ‘official wisdom’

25 August 2015 Michael Calderbank revisits Defeat from the Jaws of Victory, by Mike Marqusee and Richard Heffernan, first published 1992

Strikers, Hobblers, Conchies and Reds

25 August 2015 Strikers, Hobblers, Conchies and Reds: A radical history of Bristol 1880-1939, by Dave Backwith, Roger Ball, Stephen E Hunt, Mike Richardson, reviewed by Gemma Edwards

The Left Hemisphere

25 August 2015 The Left Hemisphere: Mapping critical theory today, by Razmig Keucheyan, reviewed by Finn Smith

Alternatives to Capitalism

25 August 2015 Alternatives to Capitalism: Proposals for a democratic economy, by Robin Hahnel and Erik Olin Wright, reviewed by Heather Blakey

Retelling Alice’s story: how an anti-war feminist was framed for murder

25 August 2015 Kitty Webster talks to author Sheila Rowbotham about a new edition of her play on the anti-war feminist Alice Wheeldon

Gun Baby Gun

1 August 2015 Gun Baby Gun: A bloody journey into the world of the gun, by Iain Overton, reviewed by Jen Wilton

Blacklisted

1 August 2015 Blacklisted: The secret war between big business and union activists, by Dave Smith and Phil Chamberlain, reviewed by Claire Fauset

Rebel Footprints

1 August 2015 Rebel Footprints: A Guide To Uncovering London’s Radical History, by David Rosenberg, reviewed by Ian Sinclair



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