The Socialist Olympics of 1936
23 July 2021
Radical workers’ sporting organisations and the 1936 People’s Olympiad illustrate the role of sport in fighting oppression, writes Uma Arruga i López.
Covid and the household economy crisis
16 June 2021
Even before the pandemic, the squeeze on household time and income had reached crisis point. Ursula Huws examines social reproduction in the digital age
The Firm and its long-lasting grip
12 June 2021
Laura Clancy examines the history of the Crown, its role in empire and its continuing functional and ideological purpose today
Review – Angela Carter’s ‘Provincial Bohemia’
13 May 2021
Despite some omissions, Stephen E Hunt's examination of radical novelist Angela Carter's time in Bristol and Bath provides a useful lens to analyse the countercultural history of the two cities, argues Sue Tate.
Unionists of the left
12 April 2021
Sophie Long uncovers the progressive unionism overshadowed by Northern Ireland's right-wing mainstream
The bastard state
10 April 2021
A hundred years on from partition, Pádraig Ó Meiscill diagnoses the many ills of past and present Northern Ireland
From the Commune to communalism
18 March 2021
March–May 2021 marks 150 years since the Paris Commune. Mathijs van de Sande and Gaard Kets explore its legacy and enduring relevance for today’s left
Statues, street names, and contested memory
10 February 2021
Proudly 'anti-woke' posturing is just the latest government attempt to memorialise white supremacy. Meghan Tinsley reports on the politics of commemoration
Killing the Northern Ireland peace process
5 November 2020
Forget Brexit, argues Odrán Waldron, the British and Irish governments are undermining the peace process by trying to ignore their legacies in the North.
From dole to gold
24 August 2020
Today’s welfare system is notoriously punitive, but in the 1980s it provided the basis of future Olympic success, argues Peter Goulding
The myth of the 1970s
23 October 2014
In the 1970s, they say, the dead lay unburied, greedy unions held the country to ransom and a divided country was impossible to govern, John Medhurst asks: was it really so bad?