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The NHS Choir sings for the #JuniorDoctorsStrike – video report

On 10 February, Junior Doctors again went on strike to protest against the government's proposals for a new contract. But their action is also part of wider fight to save the NHS against increasing privatization....

revolutionary reflections | Value, force, many states and other problems: part 3

In the third and final part of his essay on violence and capitalist social relations, Colin Barker insists that capitalist states cannot be theorised without recognising their multiplicity.

revolutionary reflections | Notes on Capital and the State: part 3

In the concluding part of our serialisation of his 1978 essay on the state in capitalist society, Colin Barker considers the theory of the Permanent Arms Economy.

revolutionary reflections | Notes on Capital and the State: part 1

The relationship between the state and capital is a major problem in Marxist theory. In the first of a three part series Colin Barker investigates how Marxists have addressed this question.

After 1917: Civil war and ‘modernising counter-revolution’

The Russian Revolution not only provides the most far reaching example of a socialist revolution in history, it also changes our understanding of counter-revolution. 

Choosing or refusing to take sides in an era of right-wing populism

In the decade following the banking crash, the protracted crisis in neoliberal governance is taking a number of striking forms. Neil Davidson sets out the case for 'rejecting the lesser evil' option when faced with a choice between the radical right and the neoliberal centre.

revolutionary reflections | The KPD and the United Front during the Weimar Republic

This article by Marcel Bois was originally published in a collection of essays in German by Marx21 on the German Communist Party (KPD). It sets out the history of the United Front in Germany from the...
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Labour begins its post-election “fight for Britain” – by defending austerity in Tower Hamlets

Tower Hamlets council demonstrates that an alternative to austerity is possible. It's a path that could rebuild Labour's fortunes, but as the party lurches back to the right and suspends a leading left-winger, it's one they refuse to...

Scotland: the Social Movement for Independence and the Crisis of the British State

During the last week we've published a major analysis of Scottish politics after the independence referendum by historian and activist Neil Davidson in five parts. Now here it is all in one place.

Scotland – project fear and the ruling class panic

In the third part of his analysis of Scottish politics after the referendum, Scottish historian and activist Neil Davidson looks at the No campaign. Occasionally, writers have to resort to what might be called historically-informed speculation about the collective...