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Rasputin and Little Red Riding Hood

19 Jan 2017

Claims that the Five Star Movement is some kind of leftwing formation have been well and truly exposed, writes Toby Abse

Revolution and counterrevolution

19 Jan 2017

In this article, based on a presentation to Communist University 2016, Kevin Bean examines the subjective and objective factors that prevented the development of a powerful working class republicanism in Ireland

Gestures at top, gestures at bottom

08 Dec 2016

Donald Trump is lurching between conciliation and wild provocations, writes Paul Demarty

The ruling class turns?

08 Dec 2016

Following the Brexit vote and the election of Donald Trump, Hillel Ticktin analyses capital’s perspectives

Revenge of white working class

01 Dec 2016

Trump’s victory shows that the establishment has lost control over the election process. Jim Creegan draws up a balance sheet of the class forces

Different next time

17 Nov 2016

Donald Trump’s victory is a blow for the nationalist right - but hardly an irreversible one, argues Paul Demarty

What sort of populism?

17 Nov 2016

Toby Abse reviews: Filippo Tronconi (ed) 'Beppe Grillo’s Five Star Movement: organisation, communication and ideology', Ashgate Publishing, 2015, pp250, £67.99

A comedy of errors

17 Nov 2016

Attempts to undertand the history of the CPGB and its leadership of the National Left Wing Movement in the 1920s are far from satisfactory, writes Lawrence Parker

Crisis of establishment

17 Nov 2016

All you can say with certainty about the Donald Trump presidency, writes Eddie Ford, is ‘Expect the unexpected’

A richly deserved defeat

10 Nov 2016

Trump’s victory is an indictment of shallow American liberalism, and it is time for the left to detach itself from it, argues Paul Demarty

Sow the wind, reap the windbag

03 Nov 2016

Donald Trump is a symptom of the sickness of American politics - but the likes of Hillary Clinton are the cause, argues Paul Demarty

The enigma of Kautsky

03 Nov 2016

Karl Kautsky saw the wage-earning working class as the social power that would bring about the end of capitalism, writes Marc Mulholland. But he refused to romanticise the proletariat

Attempt to outlaw justified anger

20 Oct 2016

The demand that Corbyn should apologise for Labour ‘anti-Semitism’ is a demand to bow before US policymakers, writes Mike Macnair

Hard Brexit or no Brexit?

20 Oct 2016

Unless there is a traumatic economic crisis, argues Eddie Ford, Theresa May looks set for a landslide victory in an early general election

Rattling the Labour right

13 Oct 2016

Lawrence Parker spoke at Communist University 2016 on the National Left Wing Movement - an organisation that was active in the Labour Party during the 1920s. Chris Hill of Labour Party Marxists spoke to him