Culture


A timely jolt

6 March 2011 Jilted Generation, by Ed Howker and Shiv Malik (Icon Books), reviewed by Adam Ramsay

Unabashed history

6 March 2011 Beating the Fascists: The untold story of Anti-Fascist Action, by Sean Birchall (Freedom Press), reviewed by Ben Aylott

Countering capitalism

6 March 2011 The Great Transformation, by Karl Polanyi, reviewed by Tom Malleson

AgiTate

27 February 2011 The performances of art activists Liberate Tate are celebrated in a new postcard collection.

Machete: The action hero gets political

4 February 2011 Severed limbs and a splatter of anti-capitalism. Raph Schlembach watches Machete

Illegal Art: Recreating records

4 February 2011 Red Pepper talks to Illegal Art founder Philo T Farnsworth

The ninth art meets the fourth estate

5 January 2011 Leigh Phillips traces the emergence of comic-book journalism

Review: The war you don’t see

21 December 2010 J. Sadie Clifford on John Pilger's latest documentary.

The media war you don’t see

12 December 2010 Red Pepper's Latin America editor Pablo Navarrete interviews John Pilger ahead of the release of his new film, 'The War You Don't See.'

Have your steak and eat it

30 November 2010 Meat: a benign extravagance, by Simon Fairlie (Permanent Publications), reviewed by Christine Haigh

The case of the state

30 November 2010 Isabel Parrot assesses the continuing relevance of In and Against the State

Turbulent tome

30 November 2010 What Would it Mean to Win? by Turbulence Collective (PM Press), reviewed by James O’Nions

A need to go further

30 November 2010 The Rise of the Green Left, by Derek Wall (Pluto Press), reviewed by Peter McColl

Braver together

30 November 2010 The Language of Silence, by Merilyn Moos (Cressida Press/Writersworld), reviewed by Amanda Sebestyen

Absent voices

30 November 2010 Pornland: How porn has hijacked our sexuality, by Gail Dines (Beacon Press), reviewed by Jennie O’Hara

Banners high

29 November 2010 Peter Lazenby reviews an exhibition of the work of Britain’s most important trade union banner maker

Media empowerment

27 September 2010 Siobhan McGuirk talks to the Adbusters Media Foundation

The art of protest

27 September 2010 Gavin Grindon looks at convergences of the political and the aesthetic

An idealist and a sceptic

27 September 2010 In his best work, director John Ford depicted a complex world through the lens of an understated but powerful critique says Mike Marqusee

From Barking to Venice

27 September 2010 Siobhan McGuirk meets collaborative art and architecture practice muf

The construction of (un)reality

27 September 2010 James O'Nions reviews a compelling piece of invented history at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Trotsky faction

27 September 2010 Barbara Kingsolver's The Lacuna (Faber and Faber), reviewed by James O'Nions

Dark urban fantasies

27 September 2010 Stephen Graham's Cities Under Siege: the new military urbanism (Verso), reviewed by Matthew Carr

Time to be communists again

27 September 2010 Alain Badiou's The Communist Hypothesis (Verso), reviewed by Bertie Russell

No easy answers

27 September 2010 Kolya Abramsky's Sparking a Worldwide Energy Revolution (AK Press), reviewed by Kevin Blowe

Optimism of the will

27 September 2010 Noam Chomsky's Hopes and Prospects (Hamish Hamilton), reviewed by Nick Dearden

Demanding the impossible

27 September 2010 Alastair Hemmens celebrates a book that had a major influence on 'les événements' of 1968

South of the Border

28 July 2010 Oliver Stone's new documentary chronicles the emergence of progressive governments in Latin America. Roberto Navarrete talks to him and Tariq Ali, one of the film's scriptwriters.

Fierce urgency

25 July 2010 Beyond the Tipping Point? Director: Stefan Skrimshire ‘That it goes on like this is the catastrophe,’ the German critic Walter Benjamin once wrote, a comment all the more prescient given that our present lifestyles threaten to change the climate beyond the point of reversability. This film is not about the climate science behind the suggestion […]

Left tide

25 July 2010 Samuel Grove reviews South of the Border, directed by Oliver Stone

Craft work

25 July 2010 Music producer Matthew Herbert's inventive methods are informed by a critical perspective on the wider politics of production and consumption under contemporary capitalism, finds Brendan Montague

Determined to do it

25 July 2010 Dreamers of a New Day: Women Who Invented the 20th Century by Sheila Rowbotham (Verso), reviewed by Andrea D'Cruz

A living gallery of resistance

25 July 2010 Against the Wall: The Art of Resistance in Palestine by William Parry (Pluto), reviewed by Mike Marqusee

Making noise for Africa

25 July 2010 Speaking Truth to Power by Tajudeen Abdul-Raheem (Fahamu Books & Pambazuka Press), reviewed by Fatima Mujtaba

Italia ’76

25 July 2010 More Work! Less Pay! Rebellion and Repression in Italy 1972-77 by Phil Edwards (Manchester University Press), reviewed by Paul Anderson

Illusory ethics

25 July 2010 Secret Affairs: Britain's Collusion with Radical Islam by Mark Curtis (Serpent's Tail), reviewed by Jonathan Steele

Second coming

25 July 2010 Simone de Beauvoir's seminal work The Second Sex laid the foundations for the second wave of feminism and is essential reading for the feminist resurgence today, writes Rosie Germain

Journal de combat

16 June 2010 Emilie Bickerton celebrates Cahiers du cinéma, the French film journal that insisted on seeing film as an art form

Rhyme and reason

16 June 2010 Pablo Navarrete meets the British-Iraqi rapper Lowkey, a rising star whose growing popularity is tapping into a mood of rebellion

On the side of the slaves

3 June 2010 The Black Jacobins by CLR James (Penguin, new edition 2001), reviewed by Selma James

Fill in the adjectives

3 June 2010 Gaza: Beneath the Bombs by Sharyn Lock with Sarah Irving (Pluto Press), reviewed by Andrea D'Cruz

Confused protest

3 June 2010 The Protestor's Handbook by Bibi van der Zee (Guardian Books), reviewed by Tom Walker

Opening a crack in history

3 June 2010 Zapatistas: rebellion from the grassroots to the global by Alex Khasnabish (Zed Books), reviewed by Duncan Smith

Fearless satire

3 June 2010 Disgusting Bliss: the brass eye of Chris Morris by Lucian Randall (Simon and Schuster), reviewed by Kevin Blowe

Going against the flow

3 June 2010 The Enigma of Capital and the crises of Capitalism by David Harvey (Profile Books), reviewed by Alexander Gallas

A brick of a book

24 May 2010 Commonwealth by Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri Scathingly described by the Wall Street Journal as ‘a witches’ brew of contemporary radicalism’, Hardt and Negri’s most recent book Commonwealth is a timely contribution to our understanding of contemporary capitalist relations and the potential revolutionary conditions they create. Michael Hardt is a professor of literature at Duke […]

One night in the north

16 April 2010 John Robb celebrates the 20th anniversary of an event that captured the cultural and political moment, and a band whose anthemic, euphoric music for a brief time perfectly matched the sense of possibility and change

Zizek waits

16 April 2010 Violence by Slavoj Zizek (London, Profile Books 2009), reviewed by Clare Woodford

An alien gaze

14 February 2010 Lyn Marven considers Nobel Prize-winner Herta Müller's compelling fictional exploration of state oppression

Objective fiction

11 February 2010 Nathaniel Mehr reviews Newspeak in the 21st Century by David Edwards and David Cromwell (Pluto Press, 2009)



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