Spitting Image and the death of British satire

Punch up, not down.

Rob Schofield  ·  14 November 2020

How the German Revolution was lost

Tim Nailsea reviews A People's History of the German Revolution

Tim Nailsea  ·  28 October 2020

Fully Automated Luxury Communism or scientific socialism

Tim Nailsea reviews Fully Automated Luxury Communism: A Manifesto by Aaron Bastani

Tim Nailsea  ·  10 September 2020

Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay: The Fight to Stop the Poll Tax

Bernie McAdam reviews Can't Pay, Won't Pay: The Fight to Stop the Poll Tax by Simon Hannah

Workers Power  ·  29 July 2020

The Road to Somewhere by David Goodhart

Tim Nailsea reviews The Road to Somewhere: The Populist Revolt and the Future of Global Politics by David Goodhart

Tim Nailsea  ·  14 May 2020

Feminism for the 99%? Social reproduction and the socialist revolution

Urte March reviews Feminism for the 99%: A Manifesto by Cinzia Aruzza, et al

Urte March  ·  03 March 2020

Blue Story: a tale of love and death

Review of Blue Story, directed by Rapman (Andrew Onwubolu) A low-budget debut film made by British hip-hop artist Rapman has hit the news for all the wrong reasons.

Jeremy Dewar  ·  01 December 2019

How Black Lives Matter shattered illusions in Obama’s ‘post-racial’ presidency

Jeremy Dewar reviews From BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Jeremy Dewar  ·  19 November 2019

Review: Superior The Return of Race Science by Angela Saini

Tom Sherwood reviews Superior: The Return of Race Science by Angela Saini

Tom Sherwood  ·  07 October 2019

Review: The Left Case Against The EU

Andy Yorke reviews The Left Case Against the EU by Costas Lapavitsas

Workers Power  ·  29 January 2019

Jamie Oliver’s ‘Punchy Jerk Rice’ tastes like microwaved soil

THE online culture wars became inflamed again recently in an episode triggered by — of all things — microwave rice. After celebrity chef Jamie Oliver released his new “Punchy Jerk Rice” Dawn Butler, Labour MP and daughter of Jamaican immigrants, took to Twitter to admonish him. She wrote: “#jamieoliver @jamieoliver #jerk I’m just wondering do you know what #Jamaican#jerk […]

Rob Schofield  ·  17 September 2018

Paul Mason’s fully automated reformism

Andy Yorke reviews Paul Mason, PostCapitalism

Workers Power  ·  07 June 2018

Film Review: In The Intense Now (No Intenso Agora)

João Moreira Salles’ thoughtful cinematic essay No Intenso Agora begins with Charles de Gaulle’s address to France on New Year’s Day 1968. A warm, almost grandfatherly figure, de Gaulle comments with palpable irony that although “the future is difficult to predict” he is pleased by the “happy, peaceful outlook that 1968 offers upon the nation”. […]

Rob Schofield  ·  01 June 2018

The Wrong Reflections – Black Mirror Series 4 Review

Does Charlie Brooker's latest effort hold a mirror up to the real threat?

Rob Schofield  ·  22 January 2018

Soviet Avant Garde: Boris Arvatov’s Art & Production

A review of Boris Arvatov's Art and Production, published for the first time in English by Pluto Press

Workers Power  ·  02 November 2017

Labour of Love: a marriage of convenience

Audiences will wish a little more love had gone into James Graham's laboured production

Workers Power  ·  25 October 2017

Detroit ’67: a study in terror and tension

Review of Kathryn Bigelow's recreation of one night at the Algiers Motel in 1967

Workers Power  ·  19 October 2017

Film Review: High-Rise

By Jeremy Dewar A 1975 apartment block plays host to Ben Wheatley’s adaptation of the eponymous JG Ballard novel, which portrays what antihero psychologist Robert Laing terms “a future that has already happened”. The film descends into an orgy of sex and violence, the context for an allegorical critique of class society. As you might […]

Workers Power  ·  17 April 2016

Review of “Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution”

The images of the Black Panthers – black berets and leather jackets, afros, guns, the pouncing panther – and their enduring inspiration are so great that it’s hard to believe that this is only the second full length film documenting their rise and fall. However, it is well worth the wait. The footage and interviews […]

Jeremy Dewar  ·  08 November 2015

We need to talk about abortion differently

Joy Macready reviews Katha Pollitt, Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights

Workers Power  ·  04 March 2015

FBI’s Most Wanted: Assata An Autobiography

Joy Macready reviews Assata - An Autobiography

Workers Power  ·  04 October 2014

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