The Retreat of the State

September 19th: As I write, there have been more murders in London than New York so far this year, and the Home Secretary has just denied that cuts to police numbers have anything to do with the increase in young people dying.

One world, one humanity

August 29th: Increasingly, we are trapped by militarised borders.

‘Making us ready for the future’ is a lie

August 19th: Further Education (FE), which is a resource primarily used by working class and low income people, has had a 35% funding cut since 2009.

The trouble with student unions

July 28th: A member of the Anarchist Communist Group writes on the limitations of engaging in struggle through long-professionalised institutional structures dependent on university funding.

Beating the letting agents

July 19th: Brighton SolFed writes on lessons learned over the first year of its efforts to build up an anarchist housing union.

Shut Carlow Street: We’ll run our own union

June 19th: UCU activist Jose Collina reflects this year’s universities pensions strike, won and lost.

Corbyn and the MSM: Thoughts on left-wing media discussions

May 18th: Peter Marshall considers the popular trope that “journalists just lie” against a more structural take on the production of media as propaganda.

Priced out by the law: The precarious position of radical housing co-ops

April 19th: A new housing co-op for low-income activists in Oxford (one of the least affordable cities in the UK) is facing huge difficulties after being asked for an additional £50,000 in stamp duty by the tax authorities, under rules brought in in 2012 and 2014.

Plan C: On the university pensions struggle

April 10th: Elio Di Muccio writes on the encouraging strength of recent strike action and the potential for a more radical attack against the long programme of marketisation which has afflicted higher education.

Models of climate chaos

March 29th: The creed of neoliberalism redefines labour, land and the climate.