Those pushing for member-led local party democracy must be aware of the opposition they are likely to face, and to be prepared for it.

Implicit Crisis

Asad Haider’s Mistaken Identity, one of the stronger contributions to the ‘identity debate’, is a convincing defence of coalitions and class struggle but an all too subtle argument against political pessimism

Red Moon, Red Earth: the radical science fiction of Kim Stanley Robinson

Like his former teacher Ursula Le Guin, Robinson has never lost faith in our capacity to use our collective intelligence and technological prowess to transcend limiting orthodoxies.

The Fight for Party Democracy in Bermondsey

Those pushing for member-led local party democracy must be aware of the opposition they are likely to face, and to be prepared for it.

Implicit Crisis

Asad Haider’s Mistaken Identity, one of the stronger contributions to the ‘identity debate’, is a convincing defence of coalitions and class struggle but an all too subtle argument against political pessimism

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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.

Editors' Selection 2018

Some of our editors' favourite pieces we've published in 2018

‘Labour Does You’: Might thinking through pregnancy as work help us radicalise the politics of care?

How might re-conceptualising pregnancy as work—that is, alienated labour—help us radicalise the politics of care in trans-inclusive ways?

Discussion of Pete Shelley's radical cultural heritage and legacy after his death, and his music.

Red Moon, Red Earth: the radical science fiction of Kim Stanley Robinson

Like his former teacher Ursula Le Guin, Robinson has never lost faith in our capacity to use our collective intelligence and technological prowess to transcend limiting orthodoxies.

Editors' Selection 2018

Some of our editors' favourite pieces we've published in 2018

Capitalist Investment has failed the Elephant

The scheme planned for the Elephant and Castle provides yet another stark realisation of the housing crisis - and how we are still failing to resolve it in ways that meet the needs of existing communities

A Grin Without a Cat? Gilets Jaunes, the Labour Movement, and France's 'Extremes'

In the following interview, independent journalist and Paris resident Cole Stangler describes how politicians and the labour movement have responded to the yellow vests

Managerial Failure

The contradiction between us working harder every day and the apparent productivity crisis is obvious to every worker. Here we look at the root cause: management.

‘Labour Does You’: Might thinking through pregnancy as work help us radicalise the politics of care?

How might re-conceptualising pregnancy as work—that is, alienated labour—help us radicalise the politics of care in trans-inclusive ways?

'I’m the Shy Boy': Remembering Pete Shelley of Buzzcocks

Discussion of Pete Shelley's radical cultural heritage and legacy after his death, and his music.

Capitalist Investment has failed the Elephant

The scheme planned for the Elephant and Castle provides yet another stark realisation of the housing crisis - and how we are still failing to resolve it in ways that meet the needs of existing communities

A Grin Without a Cat? Gilets Jaunes, the Labour Movement, and France's 'Extremes'

In the following interview, independent journalist and Paris resident Cole Stangler describes how politicians and the labour movement have responded to the yellow vests

Socialism and Ecology

Only a particular sort of socialism can make the necessary junction between the satisfaction of needs and ecology

Learning Nothing from Thatcherism

For all the talk of radicalising democracy and partisan interventions in Mouffe's "For a Left Populism" what is actually offered is not especially bold.

Culture for the Many, Not the Few

Alongside economic and political struggle, socialism will involve overcoming elitist gatekeeping to apply shared ownership and democratic control to everyday cultural activities.

Managerial Failure

The contradiction between us working harder every day and the apparent productivity crisis is obvious to every worker. Here we look at the root cause: management.

Socialism and Ecology

Only a particular sort of socialism can make the necessary junction between the satisfaction of needs and ecology

Learning Nothing from Thatcherism

For all the talk of radicalising democracy and partisan interventions in Mouffe's "For a Left Populism" what is actually offered is not especially bold.

Culture for the Many, Not the Few

Alongside economic and political struggle, socialism will involve overcoming elitist gatekeeping to apply shared ownership and democratic control to everyday cultural activities.