After the strikes, what then?
As union leaders look for the exit, their members’ anger is being directed towards yet another diversionary ‘vote Labour’ campaign.
Book: Identity Politics and the Transgender Trend
Sound and fury: the hollowness of the woke v anti-woke debate
British delegate in Caracas: ‘Facing the same enemy, we must fight together’
Caracas declaration: Latin America’s vital role in the world anti-imperialist struggle
DPRK pledges firm support for Russia
Look, balloons! The Hollywoodisation of imperialist ‘news’ media
Strikes in France demonstrate the benefits and limits of trade union action
European holocaust had roots in Africa, now Namibia is suing Germany
Working-class antiwar rage sends US woke mafia into a head fit
Socialist realism highlights
Working-class history / Book review: The East Was Read by Vijay Prashad
An excellent collection that reminds us of the urgent need for a cultural renaissance amongst the working and oppressed masses.
Cuba / Alicia Alonso: architect of Cuba’s socialist ballet
A true daughter of the masses, whose talent and art was put at the service of the people and the building of a new society.
Film and TV / Film review: Joker
A real controversy, a true subversion, or merely a storm in a teacup?
Music / A worker reviews Shostakovich’s fifth symphony in concert
Shostakovich’s greatest triumph arose from Soviet life, reflecting its optimism and spirit.
USSR / An introduction to the life and times of Maxim Gorky
Celebrating 150 years since the birth of the great Soviet writer and pioneer of socialist realism.
Culture / Promotion of proletarian culture
The battle for culture is a vital front in the class war. Promoting proletarian art is part of building a revolutionary consciousness among workers in Britain.
USSR / Andrei Zhdanov: Principles underlying Soviet literature and art pt 2
Part two of a biography of an extraordinary servant of the proletariat.
USSR / October 100: The Red Army choir
Culture by and for the people, uplifting hearts and spirits, and reinforcing the struggle for socialism.
USSR / Andrei Zhdanov: On the principles underlying Soviet literature and art
Part one of a biography of an extraordinary servant of the proletariat.
USSR / Soviet ballet: dancing the heritage of humanism
How socialist realism, serving the people, sparked unparalleled creativity.
Books / Ian McEwan’s White Tooth
The thinking woman’s Ruth Rendell.