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Review: The Rise of Hindu Authoritarianism by Achin Vanaik

  Bill Crane reviews The Rise of Hindu Authoritarianism, written by Achin Vanaik as a critical response to the political developments in India following the election...

Review: The Politics of Everybody

Bill Crane reviews Holly Lewis' standout book on the relationship between capitalism and oppression. One of the most promising trends on the intellectual left in...

US Election: Why Clinton lost and Trump won

Writing from the US, Bill Crane examines the reasons behind Trump's victory in the US elections and what the future could hold.  "Do not weep,...

Understanding the US elections – some things to read

After a period of time that seems as long as a geological eon, today is finally election day in the US. While we wait...

Occupy Poughkeepsie: “mass politics will never be limited to New York City and the...

Five years ago, in autumn 2011, Occupy camps sprung up across the US and internationally. American socialist Bill Crane took part in Occupy Poughkeepsie...

The Rise of Donald Trump, ‘Anti-Politics’ and the Left

Bill Crane argues that while Trump is a clear threat, this must be understood within the history of American politics.   Donald Trump's race for President of...

From Slaveholders to Sanders: A Brief History of the US Democratic Party, for British...

American socialist Bill Crane provides a brief history of the Democratic Party from its inception to the present, and asks how revolutionaries might relate...
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HM 2015: How the West Came to Rule

Marxist scholars have long debated the origins of capitalism. Bill Crane reports on a fruitful debate at this year's Historical Materialism conference about the...

Israel after the Knesset elections: What hasn’t changed

Bill Crane analyses the results of the Israeli Knesset elections  In a result to the 2015 Israeli Knesset elections that has surprised very few, Benjamin...

The changing landscape of Indian politics

Ian Crosson reports on the Delhi elections last month which brought the Aam Aadmi Party to power against the ruling BJP. It is not just...

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A Marxist theory of music: it’s all in the groove

Kate Bradley interview Mark Abel, author of Groove: An Aesthetic of Measured Time

After 9 June: on labelling fascists

Defeating racism will take more than an anti-fascist strategy, but we should clearly identify the fascist core of the new right wing street movement,...

‘I Am My Own Guardian’ – State repression of Saudi activists

On the 15th May, the Saudi government led by the young Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman rounded up seven prominent feminist and women's rights...

Review: The Young Karl Marx

How far is it possible for a film to bring to life the ideas, energy and humanity of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels? Mark Winter enjoys...

Leaders, leaders, leaders and leaders

Unite the Union activist Ian Allinson discusses the different uses of the word 'leader'

Socialism in One Factory?

Ian Birchall reviews Opening the Gates: The Lip Affair, 1968-1981

Three days that shook the UCU leadership

Rank-and-file university workers are pushing UCU's leadership in a bid for democracy, accountability and a fighting union

Photo report: opposing the DFLA in Manchester

Photos and reflections from Saturday's rally of opposition to the racist Democratic Football Lads Alliance in Manchester

One year on: Manchester and English nationalism

Since last year's bombing, Manchester's tradition of radical politics has come to the fore again

The death of irony at UCU congress

At the heart of the fight is the question of who controls the union: the officials or the membership?

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Syria is not exceptional: interview with Joseph Daher | Part 1

Syrian socialist author Joseph Daher discusses the nature of the Assad regime and the social basis of the uprising against it which began in 2011
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No community without politics

The mirage of a "mainstream Jewish community", often weaponised against the left, hides the fact that "community" itself is always a site of struggle and contestation

Capitalism’s life source: the domestic and social basis for exploitation

Tithi Bhattacharya responds to questions about her new book on social reproduction theory.

Living with depression under capitalism

Kate Bradley looks at her experience of depression, the interplay of austerity and mental health problems, and the ambivalent role of state services
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The politics of mental health

Hazel Croft argues that, while reducing stigma is a good start, we also need a more radical approach to mental health