Bob Crow - Six Lessons To Remember His Fighting, Militant Legacy By

Gregor Gall | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Politics
Gregor Gall

Bob Crow, the former RMT union general secretary, died at the tragically young age of 52 three years ago this week. In some ways, the world has moved on apace since he died on 11 March 2014 - with the arrival of the Trump presidency, the Brexit vote, Corbyn as Labour leader and so on.

Corbyn Criticised For 'Not Understanding Marx'

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK

Jeremy Corbyn has been criticised by a senior Labour figure from the Blair years for not having done the “elementary work” in understanding his mu...

Leftist Supergroup, One Night Only: Assange, Zizek and Varoufakis on Stage

Jonty Langley | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Politics
Jonty Langley

If leftist intellectuals can be rock-stars (and somewhere there must be a guitar trashed by Thomas Piketty that proves they can), then Monday night at...

It Is Class, Not Gender, That Divides

Django Wylie | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK
Django Wylie

Like a creepy uncle contemplating emigration, page three is unlikely to be missed. But the hydra-headed jubilation in some of the press is little more than an unseemly basking in a class-tinged tyranny of some people's taste over others, which distracts from an appreciation of painful economic inequality.

J'accuse: Charlie Hebdo and the Rank Stupidity of the Infantile Left

Karthick Ram Manoharan | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Politics
Karthick Ram Manoharan

s far Islamist terrorism goes, maybe the Left should remember what Robespierre, the patriarch of modern day revolutionaries, said - "To punish the oppressors of humanity is benevolence; to be benevolent to them is barbarism." This, and this alone, is real Jacobinism.

We Cannot Keep Supporting Labour and The Tories Like they are Football Teams, Riding out a Rough Season by Obidiently Turning Up to Vote for Them No Matter What They Do

Harry Cunningham | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Harry Cunningham

I'm not a particularly political person. I am not a Marxist, a Socialist, a Conservative, a Liberal...I find it all a bit bewildering to be honest. And I'm not alone. For though most people have a plethora of views about the huge problems facing the country at the moment...

The Left Should Not Hitch Its Wagons to the Duggan Crusade

Paul Embery | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK Politics
Paul Embery

Defending the Mark Duggans of this world does nothing to advance the fight against poverty, injustice, low pay, privatisation, racism, inequality and war. Duggan was no Steve Biko, and it ill-behoves us to present him as a victim of racist state oppression.

We're Not Apathetic: Telling Us We Are Is Undermining Democracy

Sam Fowles | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Sam Fowles

We're not interested in winding back the clock. We don't see the world as an epic struggle between capital and labour. And we don't have all the answers. Yet. What we do see is people being disempowered. And not just by the government. What marks out the political discourse of my generation is that we have organised against any power which negatively impacts our lives.

Who Needs the State to Smash the Radical Left When Feminists Are Doing Such a Fine Job of It?

Brendan O'Neill | Posted 10.05.2013 | UK Politics
Brendan O'Neill

I'm no fan of the Socialist Workers' Party, so I won't be losing much sleep over the fact that it is currently imploding under the weight of two sex scandals. But I do find it intriguing that this intellectually moribund organisation is having the final nail pounded into its coffin, not by the state or by the right, but by feminism.

Review: Unhitched - The Trial of Christopher Hitchens by Richard Seymour

Andrew Doyle | Posted 08.04.2013 | Home
Andrew Doyle

Towards the end of the ninth century, Pope Stephen VI had the body of his predecessor Formosus exhumed, dressed in its sacerdotal attire, and propped ...

Perhaps Francis Fukuyama Was Correct About Capitalism in 1989

Carl Packman | Posted 09.01.2013 | UK Politics
Carl Packman

Capitalism has won. Socialism is dead.

The 21st Century With its Not-So-Ironic Veneration of Tyrants

Daniel M. Swain | Posted 24.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Daniel M. Swain

It's not acceptable to wear a t-shirt in general day-to-day wear that bears the name of a tyrannical regime that denied its people freedom for 80 years, and killed millions of its own and other countries citizens.

The British Left and the PFLP

Joseph Weissman | Posted 21.07.2012 | UK Politics
Joseph Weissman

For those seeking peace in the Middle East, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) would be an unlikely role model. Yet the Far Left in Britain has chosen to listen to a PFLP plane hijacker tell them about intifada and Palestine, this July, at the Marxism Festival.

...Then as Farce

Gregory Dash | Posted 31.05.2012 | UK Politics
Gregory Dash

"Hegel remarks somewhere that all great world-historic facts and personages appear, so to speak, twice. He forgot to add: the first time as tragedy, t...

Pictures: Carlos The Jackal, One Of The Most Notorious Terrorists In History

The Huffington Post UK | Olivia Williams | Posted 06.01.2012 | UK

Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, otherwise known as Carlos the Jackal, first hit international headlines in 1975 when he led a commando raid in Vienna on an Ope...

Anders Breivik, the new Mein Kampf and Your Local Conservative Party

Julian Kossoff | Posted 26.09.2011 | UK Politics
Julian Kossoff

When veteran anti-fascists heard of Anders Behring Breivik's diabolical Oslo rampage they immediately reached for their copy of The Turner Diaries to ...

Vince Cable Calls Republicans Right Wing Nutters... And Other Controversies

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 23.09.2011 | UK

Vince Cable this morning labelled those attempting to block the rise in America's debt ceiling as "rightwing nutters". He told the BBC "a few right...