A Brief History of Nigeria’s Left

    The Prolegomenon Calibrated as a quasi-feudal petro-state, the history of Nigeria could be told as a story of post-colonial capitalism. Yet there has always been a strong current of...

Is the UK a Managed Democracy?

'Managed Democracy' is a term usually used to refer to the variously oligarchic post-Soviet eastern European govts that have sprung up in the wake of vast privatisation, and...

The Democratic Foundations of Marxism

The communist and broadly socialist project have been marred by claims that it leads from workers power directly to authoritarianism. This claim has been echoed by both right-wing...

Burma’s Democracy Façade Has Broken – Coup Or Not, Ethnic People...

From Karen News: It’s taken 10 years for the veneer to finally fall off Burma’s military-backed democracy. The military’s made its intentions clear in the early hours of Monday...

Munkástanácsok in the Midst of the 1956 Revolution

“To be liberated by others, whose leadership is the essential part of the liberation, means the getting of new masters instead of the old ones.”1  - Anton Pannekoek Every...

The Dispossessed of Sudan and Global Capitalism

The story of the modern state of Sudan isn't too different from that of other African countries born out of the pores of the old, bloated corpses of...

The 1970s and the Decline of British Unions

Act 1:Wilson Our story starts in 1969, with the launch of “In Place of Strife”, Prime Minister Harold Wilson and Labour MP Barbara Castle’s white paper on industrial relations....

Straw Bricks- PMC Aren’t to Blame for Singapore’s Docile Working Class

"Nothing more than socialites masquerading as socialists" Veteran Singaporean socialist Poh Soo Kai recalled that in his university days someone had brushed him off with this line. The insult...

The Train is Capitalism- Snowpiercer and Class Consciouness

Bong Joon-Ho's film Snowpiercer (2013) is at first glance high concept sci-fi, yet a deeper look reveals it is a deep allegorical fantasy exploring class hierarchy and the...

Review: Is Settlers by J Sakai Reactionary?

J Sakai's book Settlers: The Mythology of the White Proletariat, first published in 1983, has become something of a controversy in American left wing circles. It's proponents see...