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21 October 2014
Yasmin Alibhai-Brown (20 October) is probably right that Russell Brand is a "dilettante". But he challenges the status quo and stands up for those who are on its sharp end, like the young mothers in Newham
17 September 2014
Hackney: The Socialist Party's backing for a campaign by New Era estate residents against rent hikes has received huge support
11 July 2014
13th July 2014 marks the 120th anniversary of the birth of the outstanding Soviet Russian writer Isaac Babel
11 July 2014
13th July 2014 marks the 120th anniversary of the birth of the outstanding Soviet Russian writer Isaac Babel, writes Andy Ford, Manchester Socialist Party.
25 June 2014
Review: 'Capital in the Twenty-First Century' The poorest fifth of Britain's households are among the most economically deprived in Western Europe with living standards on a par with Slovenia and the Czech Republic
11 June 2014
Film review: Dramatic, inspiring and full of life, 'Jimmy's Hall', based on the true story of left-wing worker-activist Jimmy Gralton, is in many ways director Ken Loach's sequel to his outstanding 'The Wind That Shakes the Barley', writes Niall Mulholland.
2 April 2014
The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition national steering committee is about to approve the 440th candidate for the challenge in May's local elections. Of 160 councils with elections in May, TUSC already has candidates in place in 76. In 12 councils TUSC will be standing in at least ten seats.
30 January 2014
Watch this video by Socialist Alternative Seattle City Councilor Kshama Sawant, a real fighter for the 99%, responding to Obama's state of the union speech
19 December 2013
It seems that Charles Dickens' fictional heartless boss, Ebenezer Scrooge, has been surpassed by the ruling Tory group on Hammersmith and Fulham council
13 November 2013
Sometimes celebrities and popular figures reflect a mood in society at a particular moment without being fully conscious themselves of what they are expressing, writes Nancy Taaffe, Prospective TUSC candidate for 2014 council elections.
20 March 2013
In the first of an occasional series on books that inspired socialists, Tracy Edwards looks at Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell.
14 January 2013
To many who experienced the past sectarian behaviour of the SWP combined with abstract propaganda - 'One solution, revolution!' - the seeming metamorphosis to a 'broad' approach in this decade was a revelation...
14 January 2013
If they were to answer that North Vietnam was more 'progressive', then how to explain their position at the time of the collapse of the Berlin Wall, when the liquidation of the planned economy in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union was, for them, not a great negative historical turning point...
11 January 2012
Win the Ken Loach at the BBC DVD box set (RRP £51.05), reviewed in the Socialist issue 699, by entering the Socialist Party raffle - £1 a ticket...
7 September 2011
'Main political cliques all support privatisation': "Thank you, you are bloody marvellous," ended Bob Taylor's emotional speech at a Bristol rally on Saturday 3 September against the selling off of home care in the city
3 August 2011
The south east region of the TUC and transport union RMT recently hosted a new interpretation of the famous play by Robert Tressell, The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, writes Bill Mullins.
11 May 2011
Book review and anniversary: The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell is a classic book, which every socialist should read...
16 February 2011
Tata steelworks cleaners' strike: Around 70 contract cleaners, working for OCS at the Tata Steelworks in Port Talbot, South Wales are taking part in two days of strike action in a dispute over pay...
9 February 2011
Review: Devised/directed by David M Lutken and Nick Corley, writes Reviewed by Manny Thain.
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