Back Issues

Issue 143—summer 2014

Highlights include:

UKIP and immigration

by Andy Jones

The changing history of the First World War

by Megan Trudell

The great schism: socialism and war in 1914

by Paul Blackledge

Thunder on the left

by Alex Callinicos

Issue 142—spring 2014

Highlights include:

The SWP and the Great Miners’ Strike

by Dave Hayes

The rank and file and the trade union bureaucracy

by Ralph Darlington

What’s wrong with privilege theory?

by Esme Choonara and Yuri Prasad

Environmentalism in crisis

by Ieuan Churchill

Issue 141—winter 2014

Highlights include:

Can the Tories abolish the welfare state

by Iain Ferguson

Transgender oppression and resistance

by Laura Miles

Raymond Challinor’s Marxism

by Christian Hogsbjerg

Dialectics, nature and the dialectics of nature

by Camilla Royle

Issue 140—Autumn 2013

Highlights include:

Spectres of counter-revolution

by Alex Callinicos

From global slump to long depression

by Michael Roberts

The politics of the SWP crisis

by Charlie Kimber and Alex Callinicos

Michael Gove

by Nick Grant

Agamben in perspective

by Simon Behrman

Online only articles include:

The KPD and the crisis of world revolution

by Yusuf Timms

The working class, trade unions and the left

by Sean Vernell

A response to Kimber and Callinicos

by Jim Wolfreys and others

Contributions to a debate on sexuality and pre-class societies

by Colin Wilson, John Molyneux and Terry Sullivan

Issue 139—Summer 2013

Highlights include:

Where is the British left going?

by Alex Callinicos

Left reformism, the state and the problem of socialist politics today

by Paul Blackledge

Privatising the NHS

by Jeni Gosling

What gender does

by Nancy Lindisfarne and Jonathan Neale

Sexuality in pre-class society

by Colin Wilson

The neoliberal era in Britain: historical developments and current perspectives

by Neil Davidson

Issue 138—Spring 2013

Highlights include:

Economic blues

by Alex Callinicos

Imperialism and instability in East Asia today

by Ha-young Kim

The class struggles in Europe

by Joseph Choonara

From mobilisation to resistance: Portugal’s struggle against austerity

by Catarina Príncipe

Marxism and women’s oppression today

by Sheila McGregor

Lenin’s “Left-Wing” Communism: An Infantile Disorder revisited

by John Rose

Issue 137—Winter 2013

Highlights include:

British sounds

by Alex Callinicos

Why Obama won

by Meqan Trudell

Interview: South Africa after Marikana

by Peter Alexander

“Never going back”: Egypt’s continuing revolution

by Philip Marfleet

Latin America: the tide is turning

by Mike Gonzalez

New divisions of labour in the global economy

by Jane Hardy

Issue 136—Autumn 2012

Highlights include:

Narrowing the bounds of the possible: the US election

by Alex Callinicos

The crisis of black leadership

by Esme Choonara and Yuri Prasad

Democracy: fact and fetish

by Donny Gluckstein

Back to “normality”? US foreign policy under Obama

by Alexander Anievas, Adam Fabry and Robert Knox

In perspective: John Holloway

by Paul Blackledge

“Chavs”, class and representation

by Nicola Ginsburgh

Issue 135—Summer 2012

Highlights include:

The second coming of the radical left

by Alex Callinicos

France after Sarkozy

by Jim Wolfreys

The life and times of Occupy Wall Street

by Jen Roesch

The Rochdale sexual abuse scandal

by Judith Orr

Resistance: the best Olympic spirit

by Dave Zirin and Gareth Edwards

The Syrian Crucible

by Jonathan Maunder

The rise and fall of the Jewish Labour Bund

by Sai Englert

Issue 134—Spring 2012

Highlights include:

Rumours of crisis, revolution and war

by Alex Callinicos

Greece: the struggle radicalises

by Panos Garganas

The politics of the Scottish independence referendum

by Neil Davidson

The shock of the new: anti-capitalism and the crisis

by Jonny Jones

“Most humble day”: the Murdoch empire on the defensive

by John Newsinger

The growth paradigm: a critique

by Gareth Dale

Housing: as it is, and as it might be

by David Renton

Pitfalls and radical mutations: Frantz Fanon’s revolutionary life

by Leo Zeilig

The late Christopher Hitchens

by Richard Seymour

Race and class in the US

by Nicola Ginsburgh

Issue 133—Winter 2012

Highlights include:

The crisis wears on

by Alex Callinicos

The rebirth of our power? After the 30 November mass strike

by Charlie Kimber

The Occupy movement and class politics in the US

by Megan Trudell

Interview: Working people have no interest in saving the euro

by Costas Lapavitsas

China’s capitalism and the crisis

by Jane Hardy and Adrian Budd

The Egyptian workers’ movement and the 25 January Revolution

by Anne Alexander

Libya at the crossroads

by Simon Assaf

Revolution against “progress”: the TIPNIS struggle and class contradictions in Bolivia

by Jeffery R Webber

“Take that, Maynard G Krebs!”: the Beat Generation.

by Adam Marks

Engels’s contradictions: a reply to Tristram Hunt

Roland Boer

Issue 132—Autumn 2011

Highlights include:

The crisis of our time

by Alex Callinicos

“No one represents us”: the 15 May movement in the Spanish state

by Andy Durgan and Joel Sans

August 2011: a riot of our own

by Jonny Jones

Queer theory and politics

by Colin Wilson

Global cities, global workers in the 21st century

by Mike Haynes

Behind and beyond the crisis

by Guglielmo Carchedi

Once more (with feeling) on Marxist accounts of the crisis

by Joseph Choonara

Tony Cliff rediscovered

by Nigel Harris and Christian Høgsbjerg

Robert Wedderburn: race, religion and revolution

by Michael Morris

Issue 131—Summer 2011

Highlights include:

Unsteady as she goes

by Alex Callinicos

Britain’s trade unions: the shape of things to come

by Martin Smith

The Tories: an anatomy

by Richard Seymour

The growing social soul of Egypt’s democratic revolution

by Anne Alexander

Culture and multiculturalism

by Gareth Jenkins

Geert Wilders and the rise of the new radical right

by Maina van der Zwan

The Great Unrest and a Welsh town

by Tim Evans

The London Crowd, 1760-2010

by Keith Flett

Issue 130—Spring 2011

Highlights include:

The return of the Arab revolution

by Alex Callinicos

Tunisia: The people’s revolution

by Chamseddine Mnasri

Act One of the Egyptian Revolution

by Philip Marfleet

Social Media and Social Movements

by Jonny Jones

The student movement today

by Dan Swain

The origins of the united front policy

by John Riddell

The Tories, Eton and private schools

by David Renton

The London Crowd, 1760-2010

by Keith Flett

Issue 129—Winter 2011

Highlights include:

The student revolt and the crisis

by Alex Callinicos and Jonny Jones

Mad as hatters? The Tea Party movement in the US

by Megan Trudell

Police killings and the law

by Simon Behrman

Labourism and socialism: Ralph Miliband’s Marxism

by Paul Blackledge

True crime stories: some New Labour memoirs

by John Newsinger

Marxism and disability

by by Roddy Slorach

Decoding capitalism

by Joseph Choonara

What’s wrong with school history?

by Andrew Stone

Why we should be sceptical of climate sceptics

by Suzanne Jeffery

Tony Cliff’s Lenin and the Russian Revolution

by John Rose

Issue 128—Autumn 2010

Highlights include:

Palestine, Israel and the boycott

by Tom Hickey and Phil Marfleet

Hamas, Gaza and the blockade

by Jamie Allinson

The euro crisis and the future of EU integration

by by Chrsitakis Georgiou

Crisis and Recession in central and Eastern Europe

by Jane Hardy

The Ironies of Indian Maoism
by Jairus Banaji

Michelangelo and Human Emancipation

by John Molyneux

From deflected permanent revolution to the law of uneven and combined development

by Neil Davidson

Issue 127—Summer 2010

Highlights include:

Marxism and feminism today

by Judith Orr

Zionism, Socialism and Nationalism

by Shlomo Sand and John Rose

Reviving the spirit of equality

by Richard G Wilkinson and Iain Ferguson

1937: the year of the sitdown

by John Newsinger

Reassessing the permanent arms economy

by Gonzalo Pozo

Daniel Bensaid: 1946-2010

by Sebastian Budgen

Empire and literature

by Gareth Jenkins

Issue 126—Spring 2010

Highlights include:

The changing face of racism

by Richard Seymour

Climate politics after Copenhagen

by Jonathan Neale

C L R James and the Black Jacobins

by Christian Høgsbjerg

25 years after the Great Miners’ Strike

by Jack Robertson

Tony Cliff: Deflected permanent revolution in Africa

by Leo Zeilig

Rethinking imperialism: past, present and future

by Gilbert Achcar

Conceding the Russian Revolution to Liberals

by Kevin Murphy

Issue 125—Winter 2010

Highlights include:

Snapshots of struggle

Ireland: From shock therapy to resistance
by Kieran Allen
France: From economic to political struggles
by Denis Godard
Opposition and opportunity in Germany
by Stefan Bornost
Greece: The eye of the storm?
by Panos Garganas
Sketches of Spain
by Mike Eaude

Chris Harman 1942-2009

A life in the struggle
by Ian Birchall
Althusser: The emperor has no clothes
by Chris Harman
Another side of Chris Harman
by Joseph Choonara
Not all Marxism is dogmatism
by Chris Harman
Zombie Capitalism and the origin of crises
by Guglielmo Carchedi
A whiff of tear gas
by Andy Durgan

Marxism and anarchism

by Paul Blackledge

The sex work debate

by Jane Pritchard

Obama’s first year

by Megan Trudell

Honduras is not just another banana republic

by Mike Gonzalez

Issue 124—Autumn 2009

Highlights include:

1989: How the wall was toppled

A short autumn of utopia: the East German revolution of 1989
by Gareth Dale
End of the liberal dream: Hungary since 1989
by Adam Fabry

Rupture and Revolt in Iran

by Peyman Jafari

Interview: Will the sparks flare up?

by Michael Bradley and Charlie Kimber

Pinning the blame on the system

by Andrew Kliman

On party democracy

by John Molyneux

Issue 123—Summer 2009

Highlights include:

How do we stop the BNP?

by Martin Smith

Marxists accounts of the crisis

by Joseph Choonara

Gandhi: the man behind the myths

by Talat Ahmed

Capitalism, health and medicine

by Mike Haynes

The full story: Marxism and religion

by Roland Boer

Issue 122—Spring 2009

Highlights include:

In the balance: The class struggle in Britain

by Charlie Kimber

Migration, migrant workers and capitalism

by Jane Hardy

Culture and socialism

by Terry Eagleton

1934: Year of the fightback

by John Newsinger

Social work after “Baby P”

by Iain Ferguson and Michael Lavalette

Issue 121—Winter 2009

Highlights include:

The slump of the 1930s and the crisis today

by Chris Harman

Myths of globalisation and the new economy

by Bill Dunn

Viewpoints on the European radical left

by Francois Sabado and Panos Garganas

Obama and the working class vote

by Megan Trudell

How classical music lost its audience

by Simon Behrman

Trotsky on race in the US

by Christian Hogsbjerg

Chavez ten years on

by Mike Gonzalez

Issue 120—Autumn 2008

Highlights include:

Afghanistan: the case against the “good war”

by Jonathan Neale

Where is the radical left going?

by Alex Callinicos

Marxism and ethics

by Paul Blackledge

Crisis at the centre of the system

by Andrew Kliman

A fiftieth birthday for Marxist theory

by Ian Birchall

Issue 119—Summer 2008

Highlights include:

More than opium: Marxism and religion

by John Molyneux

Behind the world food crisis

by Carlo Moreli

China, Tibet and the left

by Charlie Hore

Zimbabwe: imperialism, hypocrisy and fake nationalism

by Leo Zeilig

Marx, Leon and the Jewish Question

by John Rose

Issue 118—Spring 2008

Highlights include:

1968: an extraordinary year

France: May through the decades
by Matt Perry
Martin Luther King in Memphis
by Brian Kelly
Tony Cliff in 1968
by Ian Birchall

Egypt’s strike wave

by Anne Alexander, Mustafa Bassiouny and Omar Said

China’s growth pains

by Charlie Hore

Foucault: friend of foe of the left

by Colin Wilson

Analysing Imperial China

by Simon Gilbert

When old Labour went to war

by John Newsinger

Issue 117—Winter 2008

Highlights include:

Costas Lapavitsas interviewed on the credit crunch

Theorising neoliberalism

by Chris Harman

Capitalism and happiness

by Iain Ferguson

The African working class and the planet of slums

by Leo Zeilig and Claire Ceruti

25 Years of Imagined Communities

by Neil Davidson

Shakespeare, Marxism and literary history

by Joe Hartney

Issue 116—Autumn 2007

Highlights include:

The return of the working class: Egypt’s strike wave and South Africa’s struggles

by Sameh Naguib and Claire Ceruti

Can we write a history of the Russian Revolution

by Kevin Murphy

The Return of Russian Power?

by Mike Haynes

Germany’s political earthquake

by Stefan Bornost

Gordon Childe and Marxist archaeology

by Neil Faulkner

Interview with Mike Gonzalez: Venezuela’s tensions

Corporations and climate change

by Gareth Dale

The Dutch Revolt

by Pepijn Brandon

Realism and Film

by Mike Wayne

Issue 115—Summer 2007

Highlights include:

Robin Blackburn interview: What really ended slavery?

Brown’s Journey from Reformism to Neoliberalism

by John Newsinger

José Carlos Mariátegui: Latin America’s forgotten Marxist

by Mike Gonzalez

At an impasse? Anti-capitalism and the social forums today

by Alex Callinicos and Chris Nineham

France at the crossroads

by Antoine Boulangé and Jim Wolfreys

Kim Moody interview: The superpower’s shopfloor

The rate of profit and the world today

by Chris Harman

Issue 114—Spring 2007

Highlights include:

Antonio Gramsci’s Revolutionary Legacy

Megan Trudell on 1919-20, the Turin Years
Chris Bambery on Hegemony and Revolutionary Strategy
Chris Harman on The Prison Notebooks
Adrain Budd on Gramsci and International Relations

LGBT Politics and Sexual Liberation

by Colin Wilson

The Big Brother Phenomena

by Colin Sparks

Sami Ramadani interviewed on Iraq

Northern Irelands New Troubles

by Goretti Horgan and Kieran Allen

Scottish Independence

by Neil Davidson

Issue 113 – Winter 2007

Highlights include:

The shape of the working class

by Martin Smith

A history of Muslim workers in Britain

by Hassan Mahamdallie

Ken Livingstone—the last reformist?

by Charlie Kimber

Contortions of the pro-war “left”

by Richard Seymour

The return of strategy

by Daniel Bensaid

Issue 112 – Autumn 2006

Highlights include:

Hizbollah and the war Israel lost

by Chris Harman

1956: Hungary’s revolution

by Mike Haynes

Suez and the high tide of Arab nationalism

by Anne Alexander

The New Left’s renewal of Marxism

by Paul Blackledge

CLR James: Revolutionary as artist

by Christian Høgsbjerg

Issue 111 – Summer 2006

Highlights include:

France’s extraordinary movement

Annick Coupé, Marie Perrin

Italy’s uncertain victory

Danilo Corradi, Brune Seban, Barbara de Vivo

Germany’s strategy debate

Volkhard Mosler, Christine Buchholz, Maya Mosler

The hidden history of US radicalism

Megan Trudell

Cuba behind the myths

Chris Harman

What was done: rediscovering Lenin

Paul Blackledge

Debate: the origins of capitalism

Chris Harman and Robert Brenner

Seventy years after the Spanish Civil War

Andy Durgan

Issue 110 – Spring 2006

Highlights include:

Venezuela: movement and government

Roland Denis

The Bolsheviks and Islam

Dave Crouch

Marxism and terrorism

Gareth Jenkins

Enlightenment and anti-capitalism

Neil Davidson

Pakistan: on the edge of instability

Geoff Brown

Mao out of context

Charlie Hore

Issue 109 – Winter 2006

Highlights include:

France in revolt

Jim Wolfreys

The politics of the banlieues

Abdellali Hajjat

Dossier: Reform and revolution in Venezuela

Marta Harnecker, José Vincente Rangel, Stalin Perez Borges, Miguel Angel Hernandez and Emilio Bastidas

Iraq: resistance and sectarianism

Interviews with Sami Ramadani and Haifa Zangana

China’s economy and Europe’s crisis

Chris Harman

Anti-capitalism and the return of politics

Chris Nineham

Gramsci and revolution: a necessary clarification

Roberto Robaina

Issue 108 – Autumn 2005

Highlights include:

France: the triumph of the political

Stathis Kouvélakis

Germany: the rise of the left

Stefan Bornost

A note on the Dutch referendum

Pepijn Brandon

Poland and the new Europe

Jane Hardy and Andy Zebrowski

25 years ago: the rise of Solidarnosc

Colin Barker

Respect: the view from below

Ian Taylor

Bolivia: the rising of the people

Mike Gonzalez

The left and the crisis of the Lula government

Paulo Trinidade, Rui Polly and Sérgio Dominguez

Imperialism and global political economy

Alex Callinicos

Issue 107 – Summer 2005

Highlights include:

The strangling of Africa

Redesigning the debt trap

Gavin Capps

Aid, governance and exploitation

Charlie Kimber

Trading on poverty

Jacob Middleton

On the road to catastrophe: capitalism and climate change

Paul McGarr

Sartre’s century

Ian Birchall

Issue 106 – Spring 2005

Highlights include:

The elections and the resistance in Iraq

Anne Alexander and Simon Assaf

The changing structure of the British economy

Jane Hardy

Can we change the world without taking power?

A debate between John Holloway and Alex Callinicos World Social Forum, 27 January 2005

Issue 105 – Winter 2005

Highlights include:

Iraq: The rise of the resistance

by Anne Alexander and Simon Assaf

Workers, women and the Islamic republic

An interview with Elaheh Rostami Povey

The birth of our politics: Marxists and the 1905 Revolution

by Mark Thomas

Issue 104 – Autumn 2004

Highlights include:

Spontaneity, strategy and politics

by Chris Harman

NGOs: enemies or allies?

by Ji Giles Ungpakorn

Venezuela: many steps to come

by Mike Gonzalez

Issue 103 – Summer 2004

Highlights include:

China’s century?

by Charlie Hore

India after the elections: a rough guide

by Chris Harman

A band of brothers?

by Michael Bradley

Issue 102 – Spring 2004

Highlights include:

The hijab, racism and the state

by Antoine Boulangé

Globalisation against development

by François Chesnais

The rise of capitalism

by Chris Harman

Issue 101 – Winter 2003

Highlights include:

Women’s liberation today

by Lindsey German

The politics of food

by Carlo Morelli

Issue 100 — Autumn 2003

Highlights include:

Socialism in the 21st century

by John Rees

Global and local echoes of the anti-war movement: a British Muslim perspective

by Salma Yaqoob

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