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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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Understanding the Arab right #HM2018

Max Leak reports from a session at Historical Materialism conference that included perspectives on Lebanon, Morocco, Egypt and the Syrian civil war.

A day against fascism and racism

Join the international call for solidarity against racism and fascism and join the anti-fascist demo in London on Sunday 9 December!

Yellow vests: Macron’s fuel tax was no solution to climate chaos

Why Macron's 'eco-tax' on fuel was never a fair or effective way to tackle climate change

Academies suck… money and life out of our schools

A key dispute in the battle against education privatisation has been unfolding at John Roan school in Greenwich. Support staff will be on strike again next week.

Climate change and the agrarian crisis in India

On the eve of the COP24, farmers and agricultural workers are demanding action on India’s “giant agrarian crisis”.

A Kestral for a Knave: fifty years on

Barry Hines's book A Kestrel for a Knave, which became the film Kes, was published fifty years ago this year, but it remains as relevant as ever.

Artistic ‘freedom’: a snapshot from working in the arts

A recent demonstration of precarious workers made Liz Forster see her own experience as a zero-hour worker differently.

16 August 1819

Rich Belbin reviews Mike Leigh's film Peterloo. The film tells the story of a moment of British history that is too often forgotten.

Revolutionary organising in non-revolutionary periods #HM2018

Two sessions at Historical Materialism conference 2018 addressed questions of strategy for the left, each taking very different approaches.

What migrants in the caravan want the world to hear

Migrants from Central America fleeing violence and poverty — for which the U.S. government bears overwhelming responsibility — have been journeying north in several caravans for weeks, with many hoping to apply for asylum to live in the U.S.

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Bolsonaro elected president of Brazil: how did we get to this point?

Following the recent election of Jair Bolsonaro as president of Brazil, Marcelo Badaró Mattos asks how we got here.

Care, consent and coercion under capitalism

The #metoo movement and the Brett Kavanaugh case in the US have highlighted the pervasiveness of sexual violence in capitalist society. In the run-up...

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

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

Repeal: A fight against misogyny and the legacy of imperialism

Today voters in the Republic of Ireland go to the polls to decide whether or not to repeal the 8th Amendment to the Irish...
Labour Party antisemitism

Antisemitism, then and now: Part 2 of 2

In part two of an extended interview with rs21, David Rosenberg of the Jewish Socialist Group explores the far-right links of the modern Tory Party, and sets out how socialists can combat antisemitism