News & Analysis

The electric cars revolution

Modern society was massively (grotesquely) shaped by the ICE – the Global North in particular. It spawned the development of suburbia and the drive into the city to work. This destructive legacy will take huge investment to reverse.

21st February 2020 // 0 Comments

Winter in the Bookshop

Sylvia has not written a history: it is better than that. She recollects the activities, the feelings and the hopes of young people coming into politics. The story is delightfully irreverent and funny.

17th February 2020 // 2 Comments

Analysing a disastrous result

This was not only a devastating defeat for the left and progressive forces, but a huge victory for English nationalism.

12th February 2020 // 2 Comments

Syria: 9 years of struggle for democracy

As Bashar al-Assad brutally crushes the last areas in not under his control, Syrian socialist Joseph Daher gives this wide-ranging interview

8th February 2020 // 0 Comments

Fighting Shy

It was written, Hamja Ahsan says, ‘on the back of a lifetime of resentment’, and it throws a sharp unsparing light not only on the ‘Extrovert Supremacy’ but also on left practices that prop up the ghastly loud world of celebrity, extravagance and self-promotion that is the excessive unsustainable stuff of consumer capitalism.

7th February 2020 // 1 Comment

Heroism of reason

Michael Lowy reviews “Memoirs of a Critical Communist” by Livio Maitan.

31st January 2020 // 0 Comments

1917 reviewed

You can tell 1917 is an important film as I was able to watch it in my local cinema in a village in Carmarthenshire within a few days of its release, writes Geoff Ryan.

31st January 2020 // 0 Comments

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