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Why I joined the Socialist Party

By Alice Neeson, I’ve been a socialist since my early teens, largely due to my bad taste in angry punk music and good taste in socio-political literature. While studying social anthropology, I became particularly interested in alternative modes of production and consumption throughout the world and throughout history. The more […]

Review: A return to The Spirit of ’45?

By Jim Rutherdale Ken Loach’s new documentary ”The Spirit of ’45” isn’t just a film about a historical period. It’s an excellent addition to the discussion on how working people can achieve a decent life in 2013. The film shows how workers had been banded together to fight and defeat […]

Film review: Spirit of ’45

The Spirit of ’45, directed by Ken Loach Katrine Williams, president of Cardiff Trades Council and Wales chair for the PCS civil service union, reviews Ken Loach’s new film, the Spirit of ’45, which opens on 15 March. This film is a documentary, interviewing people who remember the mass movement […]

Review: The Second World War, by Antony Beevor

The second world war for global power The Nobel Peace Prize was last year awarded to the European Union for its role in “transforming most of Europe from a continent of war to a continent of peace”. European Council president, Herman Van Rompuy, extravagantly claimed that the EU is the […]

Profits source of horsemeat scandal

Over the last few months, the media have been covering the issue of horsemeat in beef products. A fraud investigation is currently underway to find the culprits, but as more tests are being announced, it’s becoming clear that this is not a one-off incidence, but a widespread practice. Retailers and […]