How socialists relate to the working class has always been a source of tension in the socialist tradition. The early years of British Communism are an important example of this and provide us with arguments that are still very relevant to debates today.
To mark one year since the start of popular protests in Tunisia, Joseph Daher, co-author of ‘The People Demand: a short history of the Arab Revolutions’, examines the continuing Arab revolutions and the challenges they face.
The bad deal the bulk of the unions appear to have signed up to with the government is a consequence of weaknesses within the British working class. Chris Bambery looks at what these are and what strategy we need to build an effective anti-austerity movement.
The world renowned marxist Mike Davis, author of 'Planet of Slums', analyses the capitalist system at the current conjuncture of crisis and revolution in this month's New Left Review. We reprint the article here.
What is the State we're in? Adrian Cousins, editor of the Counterfire website, has brought together empirical research on confidence in State institutions, political protest and the condition of the unions to analyse the reality of Britain in 2011 for those who want radical social change.
Barely a fortnight after the biggest industrial action in a generation the General Secretary of the TUC, Brendan Barber, and his Unison equivalent, Dave Prentis, are teetering on the edge of capitulation. Unite Rep Bryan Simpson argues that more resistance, not sell-outs, is what Trade Union leaders should be organising.
The Coalition of Resistance is supporting a statement that has been circulated by Alex Kenny (NUT) on behalf of a group of executive members from various unions involved in the pensions dispute.
The EU's new measures to save the Euro amount to tighter centralisation of national budgets. This assumes that public spending is what's causing the crisis. Chris Bambery sets the record straight.