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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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VIDEO: Ele Não! Brazilians protest Jair Bolsonaro

rs21 spoke to Brazilians protesting against far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro as the country went to the polls for the first round of voting

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...
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AUDIO: The Fire Last Time – 1968

Marxist historian Neil Davidson talks on 1968 and the broader period of uprisings and reprisals of which it became the most visible example

Maternity Care in Crisis

The number of cases of mother and baby deaths and injuries being investigated at NHS hospitals in Shropshire has risen dramatically. Shropshire Defend Our...

‘Legitimate Concerns’: the Language of Division

The importance of political language is hard to underestimate. Language is used not only in the most practical sense, as a verbal or written...

The Looming Massacre in Idlib

The regime of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad is threatening to carry out a massive assault on the province of Idlib, including a potential chemical...
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US prison strike: the slaves rebel

The heroic strike action of prisoners in the United States highlights the potential for revolt among America's modern-day slave population

Reflections on the Education Spring

An interview with Lois Weiner about the flowering of militancy in the US education system

After the Heß demo – why do the Berlin police protect (some) Nazi marches?

Police in Berlin recently enabled a neo-Nazi demonstration to march through the multicultural Friedrichshain district

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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...

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...
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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.