Review: Why it's Kicking Off everywhere: The New Global Revolutions

Chris Clough reviews Paul Mason's latest book Paul Mason's new book Why It’s Kicking Off Everywhere is a thought-provoking look at the wave of struggle that is currently sweeping the globe. It’s an engaging narrative that effortlessly leaps between eye-opening facts and hair-rising on-the-ground accounts of working people resisting austerity and dictatorship. Mason traces the … Continue reading Review: Why it's Kicking Off everywhere: The New Global Revolutions

What Christmas means for capitalism

It is that time of the year again, writes Simon Hardy. But what is the real meaning of Christmas under a capitalist system?   Every year Christmas seems to start earlier. No sooner are the Halloween costumes taken down from the displays than the fake plastic trees, chocolate calendars and snow-in-a-can decorations come out. Whilst … Continue reading What Christmas means for capitalism

The challenge of Capitalist Realism – rebuilding faith in a radical alternative

Mark Fisher, cultural critic, author of Capitalist Realism (Zero Books: 2009) and a lecturer at Goldsmiths and the University of East London, spoke to Simon Hardy about the state of modern politics, the power of ruling class ideology and the problems of the radical left in the face of the global capitalist crisis. IT WAS odd but … Continue reading The challenge of Capitalist Realism – rebuilding faith in a radical alternative

Playing with Politics?

Rachel Hodgins reviews Playing with Fire by David Edgar, National Theatre to 21 October The past few years have seen a welcome revival of political theatre in Britain. David Edgar started his career as one of a generation of political playwrights and, unlike many of his contemporaries of 30 years ago, has been producing political … Continue reading Playing with Politics?