News & Analysis

Obesity is a class issue

Obesity is often a proxy indicator of poverty, mental health issues or both in Britain. For all their talk of a “levelling up”, the Tories have never in their decade in government shown a serious effort to address either. Their current “war on obesity” is nothing but window dressing and distraction.

28th July 2020 // 3 Comments

Relaunch Labour’s Green New Deal

Just 6 per cent of the public want a return to the old pre-pandemic model of the economy. The rest want the lessons of the pandemic to be learned and for real change to be put in place.

26th July 2020 // 1 Comment

Far-Left Fascism: The Non-Existent Disorder …

With all other avenues rapidly closing, the racism, misogyny, homophobia and transphobia that have characterised Trump’s political life are the only thing he has left in his toolbox that he can use to try to win re-election.

25th July 2020 // 2 Comments

Tower Hamlets strike reveals Labour fault lines

The strike is illuminating the massive divisions in Labour over something as basic as defending jobs, conditions and services. The party’s right is willing to take extreme measures to force through cuts, confident that the majority of the centre will acquiesce and shut up, waiting for all the fuss to die down.

16th July 2020 // 2 Comments

Lost

Twenty-five left organisations are re-framed through film narrative in a reductive reading of them that is, duplicitous publicity for the book points out, ‘merciless’. It is anything but!

8th July 2020 // 3 Comments

Support China’s ban on its wildlife trade

Ecosocialists should oppose this trade whenever and wherever it is found. This is not just because it opens the door to dangerous pathogens but because it stands in direct contradiction to the new relationship between human beings and nature that is central to the future of this planet as a liveable space.

7th July 2020 // 0 Comments

Corrupt socialists? Heaven forfend!

For those of us who see politics as fundamentally about ideology and choosing sides in the class struggle, Baron Noir provides a bit of an insight into the minds of our opponents for whom it’s more about personal advantage and deal making.

4th July 2020 // 1 Comment

“Martin Monath: A Jewish Resistance Fighter Among Nazi Soldiers”

World War II was the product of capitalism which is still with us. It is prepared to defend its system of exploitation and oppression at the cost of tens of millions of lives. The opposite course, advocated by the FI and their comrades publishing Arbeiter und Soldat, cannot be dismissed as mere “counterfactual” history.

3rd July 2020 // 2 Comments

Labour is still where socialists should be

Labour is still the home of hundreds of thousands of dedicated socialists and we must keep it that way. Together we have incredible power, but only if we get organised.

2nd July 2020 // 7 Comments

Asylum and mental health in the COVID-19 lockdown

Asylum Magazine, founded in 1986 as a hospital ward newsletter, described itself for many years as a magazine for ‘democratic psychiatry’. This was a reference to the attempt by the Psichiatria Democratica movement in Italy to close down old mental hospitals, one that had partial success in Trieste.

28th June 2020 // 1 Comment

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