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14 March 2018

What we saw

The Mexican communist and artist Frida Kahlo is to be immortalised as... a Barbie doll. This farcical, tone-deaf plan is part of US multinational Mattel's 'celebration' of International Women's Day.

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28 February 2018

Socialist anti-war exhibition opens in Kingston

Socialist artist Peter Robson's exhibition 'Unobtania' comes to south London this month, examining the horrors of the wars waged to defend the bosses' profit system

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10 January 2018

Art can help expose sexual harassment

Photography: No Fear: I've been trying to capture experiences - of the endemic, systematic sexual harassment and assault of women - in a photography project titled No Fear.

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1 November 2017

Skipton show proves draw of socialist art

How did we manage to attract nearly 100 people and local press coverage to a political arts event, the 'Bad Art' Skipton exhibition?

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25 October 2017

Bad Art's Leicester event

With this year marking the 100th anniversary of the Russian revolution, reflections upon the relationship between art and emancipation are once again at the forefront of our minds

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18 October 2017

'Dazzling' Bad Art show points to socialist future

Skipton is a quiet market town better known as the 'Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales' than it is for revolution. But on 6 October, socialist artists and activists, as well as the general public, from Manchester, Lancashire and Yorkshire gathered to view a dazzling selection of work by artists loosely grouped around the 'Bad Art' project.

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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...

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15 August 2017

'Ana Key MP' - Socialist artist responds to attacks

They push through the same cuts, take the same exorbitant wage (mine earned three times the median wage of her constituents!) and ignore the same problems, writes Ellen Kenyon Peers, Lewisham Socialist Party.

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3 August 2017

Labour MP attacks local student over anti-austerity art project

The Socialist Party condemns Labour MP Vicky Foxcroft for reporting a student to the police

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26 July 2017

Russia 1917: how art helped make the revolution

Revolution in Russia swept away the dictatorial rule of the Tsar in February 1917. Then in October, led by the Bolshevik Party, a second revolution set up the world's first workers' state

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28 February 2017

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Guardian 'arts critic' Jonathan Jones, fresh from condemning Russia's 1917 socialist revolution, has rushed to the defence of a gallery which has been hosting 'alt-right' speakers

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8 February 2017

Smearing socialism by attacking the arts

The Russian revolution a hundred years ago is still a terrifying calamity - for billionaire thieves, warmongers and their political defenders. But for the working class, it meant a boom in living standards, freedom and imagination.

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8 February 2017

The Socialist Inbox

Letters to the Socialist's editors including Roger Bannister's retirement, Sri Lankan strikes and ambulance staff shortages.

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18 January 2017

Socialist artists invite others to exhibit work

The first edition of the 'Bad Art' magazine was produced in July 2016. It signalled the creation of a new project aiming to build from the ground up in working class neighbourhoods, to challenge capitalism's

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18 January 2017

John Berger: remarkable art of a contradictory socialist

John Berger, 1926-2017: Berger, who has died aged 90, was one of the most influential arts and cultural critics of the last half-century. But his 'Marxism' was not fully rounded out or linked to a clear socialist programme for the fundamental change of society

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18 January 2017

Theatre review: high art and savage poverty in Bootle

The Seven Acts of Mercy: It's unlikely this work will get the same exposure as 'I, Daniel Blake', for example. But for those who do get the chance to see it - the voice of the dispossessed speaks loud and clear, and the desire to rid the world of capitalist exploitation once and for all rings out for all to hear.

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2 November 2016

Glasgow School of Arts students "let us learn" revolt

Several hundred students boycotted classes and organised a mass picket right in the middle of an open day at the Glasgow School of Art on 27 October. They were motivated by anger against cuts and demanding more facilities to "let us learn".

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31 August 2016

Sunshine and socialism at Socialist Party summer camp

Dozens of socialists in a field with sunshine, debate and refreshments. Unusual maybe, but our summer camp, held on August bank holiday weekend, is a longstanding highlight of the Socialist Party calendar.

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17 February 2016

Socialist's anti-war art on show in Bradford

Currently on display at the Bradford Playhouse is a series of paintings by artist and Socialist Party member Peter Robson.

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25 November 2015

Workplace news in brief

Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Derbyshire college strikes, BBC cuts protest, junior doctors' ballot results.

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