Culture and Science

Optimism of the will‑ a few reflections on the Impossible Rebellion

Rob Marsden reviews the impact of the recent Extinction Rebellion mobilisation in London.

Norway shifts left – what implications for Scotland?

The result of the Norwegian general election on Monday 13 September showed a marked shift to the left in the important oil-producing European state, writes Mike Picken for ecosocialist.scot.

Nero exhibition at British Museum

Dave Kellaway completes his cultural highlights of the week with a review of the Nero exhibition at the British Museum.

Washington Is Shedding Crocodile Tears for Afghan Women

War hawks, writes Gilbert Achcar, constantly cite women’s liberation in support of the US occupation of Afghanistan. That’s transparent hypocrisy: during the Cold War, the US supported patriarchal fundamentalists against a party dedicated to advancing the cause of Afghan women.

Anthony Hopkins and Oliva Coleman excel in The Father, (2020) a film about dementia

Dave Kellaway reviews 'The Father' in the second part of his cultural highlights of the week.

ABOUT ANTICAPITALIST RESISTANCE

We seek revolutionary transformation to meet the compound crisis of ecological disaster, economic collapse, social decay, grotesque inequality, mass impoverishment, growing militarisation, and creeping authoritarianism.

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Silencing Jess Bernard

Karl Posner examines recent events in the Labour Party to ask why the Labour Right are attacking the left on particular issues of solidarity with the oppressed, and how the left should respond.

Steve Ryan

Raducanu’s rise

9/11: how the United States’ – and UK’s – hubris met its Nemesis

Protect the NHS – scrap the care and health bill

Care workers clap back

Climate – Rage, Despair and Hope

PUBLICATIONS

Why We Need Anti‑Capitalist Resistance

Simon Hannah gives an outline of Marxism and how it can help us in the fight to free people from exploitation and save the planet

System Crash

Revolution – ending the rule of capital and the state – has become an existential necessity. This book is a call to arms.

Creeping Fascism: What It Is and How To Fight It

This book is about one simple idea: that the wave of racism and reaction sweeping the world is the modern form of fascism.

The Global Police State

As the world becomes ever more unequal, people become ever more 'disposable'. Today, governments systematically exclude sections of their populations from society though heavy-handed policing. But it doesn't always go to plan. William I. Robinson exposes the nature and dynamics of this out-of-control system, arguing for the urgency of creating a movement capable of overthrowing it.

THEORY

Digitalised Alienation, the Politics of the Spectacle, and the Revolutionary Imperative: an essay in new Marxist thinking

The fast-accelerating world crisis is driving us towards barbarism and extinction writes Neil Faulkner. The capitalist system means ecological and social collapse. Mainstream politics, embedded in the system, has been reduced to irrelevance. Revolution has become an existential imperative.

Sport and capitalism today

Socialist strategy and the party

Incel Terrorism

Radical ferment and conservative inertia

Spiralling into a dangerous place

The Ernest generation

EVENTS

Sep

27

‘Without Agenda’ – an exploration of both gender and art with speaker Sacha Coward

7.30pm – 9.00pm

Organised by ACR

Oct

2

Critical University – ‘There is no socialism on a dead planet’

11.00am – 3.45pm

Organised by ACR

VIDEO

The Climate Crisis Worsens

Defend Kurdistan