Francesca Manning

I, Daniel Blake

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Ken Loach’s new film is an unflinching exploration of the reality of government welfare reforms. The powerful performances illustrate the effects on people at the receiving end of this Orwellian nightmare. Their stories, though fictional, find parallels with many who have found themselves at the mercy of the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) in recent years.

Life in Squares

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This new series on Virginia Woolf is perhaps the most radical, and truthful, on-screen account of her life to date.

Refreshingly, the programme’s director, Simon Kaijser, does not portray Woolf merely as a writer plagued by mental health problems, but instead situates her within her own historical and social context.

This allows us to appreciate just how progressive much of her thought and work really was.

Seventeen Contradictions of Capitalism

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This new book is a dynamic re-working of Marx in an attempt to analyse the changing face of globe capitalism and the last seven years of economic crisis, and to provide a framework for a political alternative.

Taking Marx's conception of the dialectic, that is the internal dynamic that drives change, Harvey examines what he sees as the seventeen key contradictions of capitalism; dividing them into foundational contradictions, moving contradictions, and dangerous contradictions.

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