Andrew Burgin reviews Richard Smith’s new book ‘China’s Engine of Environmental Collapse’ Pluto 2020 It has become a truism that we live in the most dangerous phase of imperialism. Rosa Luxemburg’s assessment that the future we face is either that of ‘socialism or barbarism’ no longer fully expresses the depth of the interlocking crises facing humanity. As the Hungarian Marxist Istvan Meszaros wrote in 2003: ‘if I had to modify Rosa’s words it would be ‘barbarism if we are lucky. …the extermination of humanity is the ultimate concomitant of capital’s destructive course of development.’ The world situation has deteriorated even…
A review of Parasite, (South Korea, written and directed by Bong Joon-ho) by Dave Kellaway
Poet Maureen Duffy celebrates the incredible impact of Whale Nation, which inspired an international campaign to ban hunting these mighty sea mammals.
It is shocking how little people know about how their clothes are made and the inhumanity of the fashion industry.
David Wilson reviews Brexit Boris by Heathcote Williams and is appalled by what he learns about the British foreign secretary.
Matthew Crampton’s book of narratives and songs sheds new light on the horrific cost of emigration, slavery and transportation
Celebrating the cultural achievements of the early Russian revolution which had at its centre a commitment to the politics of socialism.
Colin Gibson reviews Brexit Boris: From Mayor to Nightmare, which lays bare the sordid story of Britain’s floppy-haired ‘national treasure’.
Tansy Hoskins strips away the apparel trade’s decorative exterior and then dynamites the foundations of the fashion trade.
Dylan’s songs of the sixties offer both a bracing protest against enduring enemies and a salutary critique of some of our own worst habits.
Roger Perry’s photos capture a uniquely English take on graffiti; charged with subversive humour and heartfelt poetic sentiment
From Malcolm McLaren and the Angry Brigade to Madness and Heathcote Williams, tracing the story of Britain’s graffiti pioneers.