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Neil Davidson: why socialists should support a British exit

This article was originally published on Socialistworker.org on 20 June. Building on arguments made in previous articles, Neil Davidson lays out why he believes socialists should...

Video: The idea of revolution in the 21st century, with Colin Barker and Neil...

Video of Neil Davidson and Colin Barker speaking on The Idea of Revolution in the 21st Century at rs21 Central London meeting on 17th...

Neil Davidson on the evolution of the Scottish independence question

Historian and socialist activist Neil Davidson's recent Radical Philosophy article "Yes: a non-nationalist argument for Scottish independence" has prompted questions about how his (and...

Neil Davidson on the crisis in the SWP

Neil Davidson speaking at a meeting in Edinburgh on 3 November 2013, organised by the Rebuilding the Party faction of the Socialist Workers Party.

ISJ: Neil Davidson on the neoliberal era in Britain

Jonas Liston writes: Just finished reading Neil Davidson’s recent ISJ article on “The neoliberal era in Britain”. I thought it was an excellent analysis of...

Modernity, Modernism, Revolution (1): The Classic Forms of Uneven and Combined Development

In this first of five pieces, Neil Davidson explores Trotsky's history of combined and uneven development and how it helps us understand capitalist modernity.

Half a millennium away: Martin Luther’s 95 theses 500 years on

On the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's 95 Theses, Andrew Stone looks at the context in which protestantism arose and the global impact it had On 31...

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

Picture: Untitled (Flesh I) - Anna Maria Tucker (2016) - courtesy of Red Wedge The centenary of the Russian Revolution provides an opportunity...

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. In this piece Neil...

The contradictions of Corbynism

With growing memberships across the world, many political parties of the left are claiming the popular appetite is for radical change. Neil Davidson situates these...

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#MeToo workers rights

Some reflections on #MeToo

While #MeToo has seen countless people speak out about sexual violence and harassment, it has also revealed difficulties in building the means of confronting them

Windrush and the politics of unconditional solidarity

Outrage over the treatment of the Windrush generation is welcome - but we must also reject the narrative of "good" and "bad" migrants
Jewish anti-Zionists

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

Western bombs won’t ease Syrian suffering

The latest Western bombings of Syria will do nothing to improve the lot of civilians struggling for survival
France student protests

“They can never stop the spring”: France in 2018

Fifty years after the 1968 uprisings, social struggles are flaring up in France once again following attacks on workers and universities

Paul Foot: a rediscovered interview

Paul Foot was a prominent journalist, writer and revolutionary socialist. Here we present an interview with him conducted in 1996.

Refugees – remember them?

Mitch Mitchell writes on Refugee Lifeboat, a new organisation that aims to marry humanitarian aid for refugees with an uncompromising political stand against state racism

#MarchForOurLives solidarity draws thousands at US embassy

Thousands gather at the US Embassy in London to show solidarity with US teenagers demanding gun control

Stop detention without trial! Stop deportations!

Anti-terror laws are being used against the #‎Stansted15‬, a group of activists who blocked a charter flight carrying deported migrants out of the country.

“Marielle’s death was not just more of the same”

The assassination of Marielle Franco marks a new phase in Brazil's political repression of the left.

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Jewish anti-Zionists

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 writes about depression, austerity and the ambivalent role of state services.
Socialist views mental illness

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

Modernity, Modernism, Revolution (1): The Classic Forms of Uneven and Combined Development

In this first of five pieces, Neil Davidson explores Trotsky's history of combined and uneven development and how it helps us understand capitalist modernity.