Economic crises do not automatically undermine capitalist power and lead to working class victories. Chris Walsh looks at Antonio Gramsci's theories about capitalism, hegemony, and an effective working class strategy.
Removing the right to anonymity for young suspects is part of a package of legal attacks with dangerous ramifications for freedom of speech and civil liberties, says Aisling Gallagher.
As rebel forces enter Tripoli, Gaddafi's demise seems certain. Counterfire's John Rees looks at the forces contending to shape the future of the Arab Spring.
The disgraceful Dungavel immigration removal centre that imprisons asylum seekers in Scotland has been handed over to the firm that runs parts of Guantanamo Bay prison camp, reports Ben Wray.
While we should avoid normalising the institution of marriage, we must fight for LGBT equality inside it, argues Jenny Morrison.
Cameron has moved swiftly to pin the blame for societal problems on individuals: parents, teachers, liberals...In a world of perpetual instability, pandering to the media backlash could quickly rebound on the Con-Dems, says Chris Bambery.
America's economic prestige has been massively compromised by the downgrade of its credit rating. But it seems to have staved off default, and it remains the world's greatest power - for now. How sustainable is American capitalism? James Foley asks.