The support of most Labour leadership candidates for trans rights is welcome. But arguments over 'sex' and 'gender' miss the sheer complexity and bureaucracy of current laws on gender recognition.

A Plea to Wavering Comrades: Beware the Labour Right

Keir Starmer looks set to win & Rebecca Long-Bailey’s campaign has stuttered, but the left must not pass up a historic opportunity to transform the party, & resist the inevitable attempts to do so from the right.

False Promises

Keir Starmer's leadership bid gestures towards generosity whilst manipulating our emotions & appealing to our unconscious biases. We should refuse this dishonesty.

What's to Debate?

The support of most Labour leadership candidates for trans rights is welcome. But arguments over 'sex' and 'gender' miss the sheer complexity and bureaucracy of current laws on gender recognition.

A Plea to Wavering Comrades: Beware the Labour Right

Keir Starmer looks set to win & Rebecca Long-Bailey’s campaign has stuttered, but the left must not pass up a historic opportunity to transform the party, & resist the inevitable attempts to do so from the right.

Robust intellectual discussion and intransigent rabble rousing.
An independent source of left thought based in the UK.

Robust intellectual discussion and intransigent rabble rousing.
An independent source of left thought based in the UK.

Activists' Inquiry - Entering Councils, and In Motion

Last month, we asked for contributions on the left's experience with entering local government. Now, we're asking about an important feature of Labour Party meetings: motions

We’ll own it, kind of, maybe, one day: Nationalisation in the Labour Leadership Contest

Public ownership is popular, was a key feature of the last two manifestos and is necessary to address the ecological and regional crises. Only Rebecca Long-Bailey takes it seriously.

Blending essay and fiction, Holly Jean Buck argues that ecosocialists must engage with new technologies

False Promises

Keir Starmer's leadership bid gestures towards generosity whilst manipulating our emotions & appealing to our unconscious biases. We should refuse this dishonesty.

Activists' Inquiry - Entering Councils, and In Motion

Last month, we asked for contributions on the left's experience with entering local government. Now, we're asking about an important feature of Labour Party meetings: motions

Here to Stay, Here to Fight: A Race Today Anthology

Here to Stay, Here to Fight is an important archive of Black British History which will be welcome and relevant today and in the years ahead.

The Tory Party in the 2020s - How will they govern?

The Conservative government may wish to centralise power in Westminster – but there are trends in British society that no tech whizz can fix.

Imagining New New Towns

Post-War New Towns were shaped by the contradictions in social democracy and then the destructive effects of neoliberalism, but New New Towns should be part of imagining new possibilities.

We’ll own it, kind of, maybe, one day: Nationalisation in the Labour Leadership Contest

Public ownership is popular, was a key feature of the last two manifestos and is necessary to address the ecological and regional crises. Only Rebecca Long-Bailey takes it seriously.

Reconsidering climate change intervention: a review of Holly Jean Buck’s ‘After Geoengineering’

Blending essay and fiction, Holly Jean Buck argues that ecosocialists must engage with new technologies

Here to Stay, Here to Fight: A Race Today Anthology

Here to Stay, Here to Fight is an important archive of Black British History which will be welcome and relevant today and in the years ahead.

The Tory Party in the 2020s - How will they govern?

The Conservative government may wish to centralise power in Westminster – but there are trends in British society that no tech whizz can fix.

Sinn Féin Could Capitalise On A Confident Irish Left

It's election time in Ireland, and polling has shown a surge in support for Sinn Féin. This election could mark the end of the Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael duopoly that has dominated Irish politics for nearly a century

Dialectics / Dialogue: a review of Ashley Bohrer's Marxism and Intersectionality

Ashley Bohrer's latest book brings Marxism and intersectionality into dialogue, offering a groundbreaking reading of the two traditions, but a limited view of collective struggle.

Playing With Fire: Securing the Borders of a Green New Deal

Reviewing Naomi Klein's book "On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal", the author challenges Klein's view that the right can and should be useful in any challenge to ecological disaster.

Imagining New New Towns

Post-War New Towns were shaped by the contradictions in social democracy and then the destructive effects of neoliberalism, but New New Towns should be part of imagining new possibilities.

Sinn Féin Could Capitalise On A Confident Irish Left

It's election time in Ireland, and polling has shown a surge in support for Sinn Féin. This election could mark the end of the Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael duopoly that has dominated Irish politics for nearly a century

Dialectics / Dialogue: a review of Ashley Bohrer's Marxism and Intersectionality

Ashley Bohrer's latest book brings Marxism and intersectionality into dialogue, offering a groundbreaking reading of the two traditions, but a limited view of collective struggle.

Playing With Fire: Securing the Borders of a Green New Deal

Reviewing Naomi Klein's book "On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal", the author challenges Klein's view that the right can and should be useful in any challenge to ecological disaster.