The Olympics, big business and dictatorship

The Olympics, big business and dictatorship

A short history of the Olympics: Rather than the Olympic movement’s self-professed ideals of ‘internationalism’ and ‘fair play’, the Games are about two at first sight contradictory forces: nationalistic flag-waving and capitalist globalisation

Revisiting Animal Farm

Revisiting Animal Farm

Allegory of the terrible betrayal of the Russian revolution Andy Ford reviews George Orwell’s influential story, 70 years since it was first published in 1945

Marxism and the Environment

Marxism and the Environment

Marxism is often mistakenly accused of taking the environment for granted – in the pursuit of the economic growth needed to alleviate poverty and want. Yet nothing could be further from the truth. Drawing on the works of Marx and Engels, and the experience of the first years of the […]

Unpacking the rucksack – Identity politics and the struggle against oppression

Unpacking the rucksack – Identity politics and the struggle against oppression

In the search for a way to fight against discrimination and oppression, many young people in particular embrace identity politics.

Indonesia 1965: 50 years since anti-communist massacres

Indonesia 1965: 50 years since anti-communist massacres

World’s third largest Communist Party crushed in US-backed military coup