Review of Common History, Common Struggle by Peter Hadden.
A review of Ellen Clifford’s The War on Disabled People: Capitalism, Welfare and the Making of a Human Catastrophe
Grace Blakeley’s The Corona Crash: How the Pandemic will Change Capitalism
A review of Despised by Paul Embery
A review of Pelz's A People's History of the German Revolution.
By Bernie McAdam To mark the 30th anniversary of the Trafalgar Square Poll Tax demo-turned-riot, Simon Hannah has produced an excellent and enthralling account of the epic struggle that helped seal the fate of Margaret Thatcher’s flagship policy and indeed her own demise as well. The Poll Tax rebellion was the Iron Lady’s last stand […]
Angela Saini’s third book, Superior, is a logical follow-on from her second, Inferior, on the failure of science in relation to women. She is a science journalist and BBC scientific presenter. The book’s thesis is that rather than being new, the use of scientific language for racist ends is almost as old as the concept of […]
Review: by Joy Macready 2013 edition Authors: Sheila Rowbotham, Lynne Segal, Hilary Wainwright Beyond the Fragments: Feminism and the Making of Socialism was a seminal book in the 1980s. It has been reissued with new essays by the original authors. Joy Macready looks at whether it holds answers for going beyond today’s fragments On […]
Richard Wilkinson, coauthor of the book The Spirit Level gave a half hour slide presentation about the corrosive effects of inequality on society at the Leeds Anti-Cuts Convention in February 2013. The “spirit level” refers to the carpenter’s tool to measure incline, and the slide show indeed measured in exhaustive detail the correlation between […]
Chris Clough reviews Paul Mason’s latest book Paul Mason’s new book Why It’s Kicking Off Everywhere is a thought-provoking look at the wave of struggle that is currently sweeping the globe. It’s an engaging narrative that effortlessly leaps between eye-opening facts and hair-rising on-the-ground accounts of working people resisting austerity and dictatorship. Mason traces the […]