WeeklyWorker

Society & Culture > Media, arts & sport

Günter Grass and the German neurosis

19 Apr 2012

Maciej Zurowski looks at a literary scandal and the bourgeoisie's attempt to cope with its past

Two souls of big money

12 May 2022

Todd Boehly’s consortium and the deal to buy Chelsea FC for £4.25 billion reveals the menace threatening the beautiful game, argues Paul Demarty

From right to right

27 Jan 2022

Yassamine Mather investigates some of the well-paid ‘independent’ experts and journalists who constantly appear in the western media

Class struggle and sport

13 Jan 2022

David John Douglass reviews 'Colliers: Northumberland’s pitmen and their Football League team' by Jon Tait (Rough Badger Press, 2021, pp171, £7)

Long march of censorship

28 Oct 2021

Paul Demarty looks at recent attacks on free speech in the name of combatting offence, real or imagined

Prince over the water

14 Oct 2021

The takeover of Newcastle United by Saudi Arabia’s MBS highlights the contradictory position of fans in modern football, says Paul Demarty

Exciting, historical, tearful

09 Sep 2021

Gaby Rubin reviews 'Summer of soul (or When the revolution could not be televised)', Ahmir Thompson (director) general release

Masks for Freedom Day

15 Jul 2021

Derek James has no time for the government’s mixed messaging or Starmer’s constructive opposition

What did England expect?

15 Jul 2021

Following narrow defeat at the hands of Italy, the meaning of it all is being hotly fought over. Paul Demarty urges the left to think beyond gesture politics

A troublesome princess

01 Jul 2021

On July 1, the estranged princes, William and Harry Windsor, together with members of the Spencer family, will gather in the grounds of Kensington Palace to unveil a statue in honour of Diana, Princess of Wales, by Ian Rank-Broadley. Commissioned in 2017 to mark the 20th anniversary of her death on August 31 1997, the unveiling coincides with what would have been her 60th birthday. Here we republish what Jack Conrad wrote for this paper on September 4 1997

No-platforming fraud

24 Jun 2021

Government proposals for legislation to ‘protect free speech’ in universities are part of the ongoing culture wars designed to please the rightwing press, argues Mike Macnair. This article is adapted from his June 20 Online Communist Forum talk

Dim end of the wedge

24 Jun 2021

The buffoonery of GB News’s first weeks should not be confused with failure, warns Paul Demarty

Paralysis of ruling elite

17 Jun 2021

The linkage between a frozen constitution, democratic decline and sexual rigidity is subtle yet powerful, argues Daniel Lazare

Lots of grassy knees

17 Jun 2021

Is the English football team in the grip of a Marxist conspiracy? Paul Demarty considers the ‘taking the knee’ controversy

Diana and the demagogues

27 May 2021

Why the furore over an ancient interview? Paul Demarty looks at the renewed attacks on the BBC

That was the league that wasn’t

29 Apr 2021

Defeat of the European Super League project is welcome, but redeeming football will take imagination, suggests Paul Demarty

1 2 3 ... 38 39 40 >