Beware talk of "green shoots" in the economy. Even if they prove to be real, job losses will continue to rise for some time to come.
The irrationality of capitalism was starkly exposed in April when, despite massively increasing its profits for the first three months of the year...
In education, young people from working class backgrounds are struggling with overcrowded classrooms, poor resources and overstretched teachers...
Labour voters stayed home in droves in June's European elections. They simply didn't have a credible alternative to get them to the polling...
If nothing else, Labour is unlikely to suffer embarrassment from dodgy donations this year.
There is at least one area of the economy doing well.
The economic and political crises have undermined the legitimacy of mainstream politics, argues Alex Callinicos. As Labour's support crashes can the left offer answers?
Iranians have taken to the streets as the divisions in the ruling class have sharpened into open conflict, writes Peyman Jafari.
Ali Hassan and Gul Pasand of International Socialists Pakistan visited the Jalala refugee camp near Peshawar and found a mood to organise against the military assault.
How do we challenge the Nazi British National Party now that it has won two seats in the European parliament and is attempting to appear part of the mainstream? Anindya Bhattacharyya argues we...
Attacks on Roma families have shocked many, argues Goretti Horgan. But politicians must shoulder much of the blame.
The long shadow of the Iraq war still hangs over British politics.
The people of Poland demanded democracy in 1989 - but 20 years on the economy is still controlled by a tiny elite.
Phèdre, National Theatre, London, until 27 August
Marxism was born of a synthesis of the most advanced aspects of bourgeois social theory: English political economy, French socialism and German classical philosophy.
Terry Eagleton's The Gods Look Down was certainly one of the more acute and useful books I ever used, but to ask whether the "new atheists" are attacking immigrant communities for their religion (...
With The Kindly Ones, Jonathan Littell has written an important book (Books, Socialist Review, May 2009).
It's always good to read articles like Phil Rushton's (Frontlines, Socialist Review, June 2009).
I am currently completing a biography of the late Tony Cliff and I am still trying to fill a few gaps.
John Saville, who has died aged 93, was a towering figure in the fields of Marxist and labour history, and in the British labour movement and the left, for more than seven decades.
Sin Nombre tells the story of a Honduran immigrant family on a dangerous train journey through Mexico to the US. US filmmaker Cary Fukunaga talks to Christophe Chataigné about his astounding and...
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