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The Acceptable Face of Violence

The recent claims about India’s poverty having fallen by around seven per cent provided a stark reminder of the violent times we live in, writes Colin Todhunter.... [read more]

The impact of London on the evolution of Marxism

Class struggle and its capacity for state transformation were institutionalised by the works of a German philosopher called Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.... [read more]

The Spectre of Communism

The eulogies in the media for the late Marxist historian, Eric Hobsbawm, praise his historical insight yet express bemusement at his adherence to the Communist cause. Why is there a lack of understanding as to why so many of his generation remained loyal to the cause of their youth? John Green explains.... [read more]

If The Drugs Don't Work, The Drones Certainly Will: Imperialism In The X-Factor Age

Forget TV with informed debate when platitudes, simple emotion and 'common sense' outlooks will do, says Colin Todhunter.... [read more]

The great 'American' nightmare

Whilst some have gained much from India's economic boom, many have also lost out from the 'Americanisation of India'. Colin Todhunter discusses.... [read more]

The Great Pay Robbery

Here’s why the government’s proposals on executive pay won’t work – and why we need a maximum wage, says George Monbiot.... [read more]

Embracing the Working Time Directive

Karl Davis has some advice for David Cameron... [read more]

The Son of Africa claims a continent’s crown jewels

John Pilger denounces American imperialist strategy in Africa ... [read more]

Return to Family Values is Way Out of Crisis say the Tories

The Conservative Party started their election campaign on familiar ground, as John Green explains.... [read more]

Book of the Month: Alex Callinicos, Imperialism and Global Political Economy

Nathaniel Mehr reviews this month's recommendation.... [read more]

The Contest for the Centre

Matt Genner on how the ongoing struggle for the political centre ground is undermining democracy.... [read more]

Where does Labour stand after Miliband?

The recent intervention by David Miliband and the resulting manoeuvrings reveals much about the febrile state within the Labour Party. Beyond the Blairite-Brownite soap opera, which goes on even after one of the protagonists leaves the stage - rather like Ernie Wise continuing to define himself after poor Eric passed away - this is an existential crisis for Labour.... [read more]