Mao Zedong on contradiction
A masterly exposition of how to use dialectics to change the world, by the leader of the Chinese revolution.
The global drive to war and the launch of the World Anti-imperialist Platform
British delegate in Caracas: ‘Facing the same enemy, we must fight together’
Sound and fury: the hollowness of the woke v anti-woke debate
Support our teachers; save our schools!
European holocaust had roots in Africa, now Namibia is suing Germany
Caracas anti-imperialist rally declares: One enemy, one fight!
Working-class antiwar rage sends US woke mafia into a head fit
After the strikes, what then?
Why I left my first teaching job: ‘No support, no training, no care for the kids’
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.