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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

Momentum or inertia?

13 Oct 2016

As long as it is treated as the private property of its most timid elements, Momentum is doomed, argues Jim Grant of Labour Party Marxists

Opening shots of next election

06 Oct 2016

Paul Demarty looks at Theresa May’s conversion to red Toryism

Caving in to the witch-hunt

06 Oct 2016

The targeting of Jackie Walker is a disgrace, writes Tony Greenstein

Explaining the holocaust industry

29 Sep 2016

Norman Finkelstein recalls how the official narrative on the Jews and Israel has changed over his lifetime. This is an edited version of a speech given to Communist University 2016

Lock up the thugs

29 Sep 2016

Once more, the SACP finds itself on the wrong side of the class divide, writes Peter Manson

Bernstein’s assault on ‘orthodoxy’

22 Sep 2016

Marc Mulholland examines the revisionist attack on class politics and the three most important responses. Clearly this dispute was about more than ‘reform’ versus ‘revolution’