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18 October 2017

Powerful picture of the Port Talbot steel workers' struggle

Theatre: We're Still Here: Under the threat of closure, the steel workers - but not the pensioners - were forced to vote for one of two options, either of which meant a cut in pensions. 'We're Still Here' dramatises the effect of this threat on the workers.

18 October 2017

October 1917 reviews: 'More bright than any heaven'

The October revolution showed countless millions that workers have the power to stop exploitation and oppression. It's no surprise these events inspired marvellous documentary and artistic works. The Socialist revisits some of the classic accounts of 1917 - and comments on some more recent efforts to smear it...

11 October 2017

Theresa May, Frida Kahlo and turning women into wares

Reader's Comment: Theresa May's Frida Kahlo bracelet at Tory conference caused a lot of reactions for a lot of people, but it left me feeling cold, and a little anxious

11 October 2017

Poverty, repression and fightback on the docks

Biography: Harry Constable in his own words: This book is about Harry Constable, a leading activist in the struggle of the dock workers from before the war until the end of the 1950s

11 October 2017

The Socialist Inbox

Letters to the Socialist's editors including NHS conferences, Procter and Gamble problems and Ryanair.

11 October 2017

Shocking insight into Isis

TV drama: The State: The brutal finale of the Channel 4 drama about Isis, 'The State', came as no surprise

2 October 2017

Hugh Hefner's exploitation of women

In the film Men in Black the eponymous characters press a button and erase your memory. Reading the obituaries about the death of Playboy founder and multi-millionaire Hugh Hefner certainly felt like such a button had been pressed

27 September 2017

Women's football - Sampson allegations

At the start of the summer women's football was riding high. In the build up to the European Championships, England, for the first time in a very long time (in men's or women's football), were one of the favourites.

20 September 2017

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Do you have something to say? Letters to the Socialist's editors

20 September 2017

Interview: the "socialist John Le Carré"

"What better whodunnit than how the ruling class came to power?"

20 September 2017

Refreshing, anticapitalist - but little pointing a way forward

Non-fiction - Bitch Doctrine: Laurie Penny's latest work is clearly anticapitalist, but reflects the defeatism of much of the left in Britain and the US today

13 September 2017

New documentary asks women how their bodies are sexualised and policed

'Tits' is a series of interviews filmed with people discussing body image, personal experiences and their feelings around their top halves

13 September 2017

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13 September 2017

Intimate insight into a revolutionary icon

Memoir: Che, My Brother: "The world has not become a better place from when Che was alive. It has become worse. We must fight to make things better."

6 September 2017

Bosses' pensions robbery

Pensions are back in the headlines with the news that FTSE 350 companies' pension deficits are equivalent to 70% of their annual profits

6 September 2017

How the Single Market blocks socialist policies

The European Single Market is a major barrier to any incoming socialist or anti-austerity government

6 September 2017

'Let the producers of wealth unite - and what can withstand them?'

Non-fiction review: Six for the Tolpuddle Martyrs: Every year thousands of trade unionists descend upon the small village of Tolpuddle in Dorset to commemorate the struggle in 1832 of farm workers to form a union

6 September 2017

Warts-and-all account of class war and the struggle for LGBT+ rights

Non-fiction review: Pride: 'Pride' tells the story of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners (LGSM). The group struggled alongside miners and their families in south Wales during the 1984-85 strike

6 September 2017

Magic money tree

It was during a BBC Question Time election special that the public was first informed of the fact that a "magic money tree" did not exist by Theresa May

30 August 2017

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