Trauma Zone—Russia 1985-1999 Catherine Dunlop Comments on a Documentary by Adam Curtis, shown directly on BBC iPlayer, 13th October 2022 This is a documentary about Britain’s current Enemy, Russia, made in the form of a collage of clips from suitably ugly and doom-laden old films. Yet what strikes the viewer is the sight of Bush, then Clinton, then … Continue reading Trauma Zone
Half Earth Socialism
Half-Earth Socialism — A Plan to Save the Future from Extinction, ClimateChange and Pandemics By Troy Vettese and Drew Pendergrass Verso 2022 A brief review by Catherine Dunlop Reading the Islington Tribune the other day I came across this book, and as I have always thought that only socialism could do something about extinctions and environmental … Continue reading Half Earth Socialism
What is socialism?
by John Martin This is written from an Irish perspective but opens up the discussion for Britain too. If socialism is defined by how its political representatives act, then its elements can be described quite clearly. In the Irish context socialists tend to distrust the State. All actions by the State are suspect. The State … Continue reading What is socialism?
Sahra Wagenknecht—The Self-Righteous
Sahra Wagenknecht’s ‘The Self-Righteous’. Labour Affairs is pleased to publish below our own English translation of the Foreword to Sahra Wagenknecht’s ‘The Self-Righteous’, published in Germany earlier this year (Die Selbstgerechten: Mein Gegenprogramm – für Gemeinsinn und Zusammenhalt. Campus, Frankfurt am Main 2021). The book has had a significant impact in Germany where Wagenknecht is … Continue reading Sahra Wagenknecht—The Self-Righteous