• Socialism and the city

    Socialism and the city

    In the Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx highlighted that “constant revolutionising of production, uninterrupted disturbance of all social conditions, everlasting uncertainty and agitation distinguish the bourgeois epoch from all earlier ones”.

  • There is no ‘green transition’

    There is no ‘green transition’

    These days it’s no longer viable for the rich and powerful and their political servants simply to deny the reality of climate change and other environmental challenges. The new fad is to talk up whatever (inevitably small-scale) green initiatives are happening, and spruik the array of magical technological fixes that, like Forrest’s beloved “green hydrogen”, are always somehow just on the verge of taking off.

  • Uni student climate justice demonstration

    COP26 farce shows that the ‘build back better’ dreams have been crushed

    The popularity of “build back better” as a slogan reflects that no-one in their right mind would be overly enthused by the idea of “building back the same”.

  • ​​​​​​​A portrait of Percy Bysshe Shelley

    Percy Bysshe Shelley: romanticism and revolution

    Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky, in Crime and Punishment, wrote, “The darker the night, the brighter the stars”.