The Alarming Rise of Virgin Care – and Branson’s threat to the NHS

January 14th: Manchester SolFed analyses the career of billionaire railway subsidies junkie Richard Branson and the ways he’s expanding into the British healthcare system, with potentially fatal results.

Trump’s UK visit and the royal wedding offer avenues for mass action

January 8th: In this month’s column Jon Bigger looks at the possibilities for protest as the US President considers a British jaunt and and another Windsor marriage loom.

Theme park and living laboratory: Lisbon and Porto’s territorial nightmares

December 22nd: Avalanche examines changes wrought on Portugal’s twin capitals by elites’ accelerated and brutal reconstruction of their geographies — and how communities can survive and resist amid the rubble.

Amid TUC decline, Britain’s radical unions grow

December 21st: The Trades Union Congress is facing a decline in membership that many within the organisation are recognising as a crisis.

Practices of Self-Organisation in 1980s South Africa

December 17th: In this transcribed talk, Russian academic Daria Zelenova explores the experiences of radical militants in 1980s South Africa and the implications of events from that time for contemporary protest.

Mugabe: The Old Man and the Coup

December 5th: Shawn Hattingh looks at the fall of Robert Mugabe from power in Zimbabwe, arguing this will not bring liberation as it doesn’t confront an entrenched ruling state, capital and imperial elite.

Polish Government’s War on Women

November 26th: October 2016 saw the largest strike by women in Polish history.

Lessons of Cornerhouse

November 21st: The Cornerhouse is a former theatre in Manchester squatted from January to August 2017 by self-organised homeless people linked to the Manchester Activist Network.

Institutional bias: The BBC and climate change damage

November 9th: David Edwards and David Cromwell contrast Big Media and Auntie Beeb’s coverage of Hurricane Harvey and the South Asian floods, where a Western disaster gets wall-to-wall coverage while a South Asian one barely registers.

Roots of the raids against Brazil’s anarchist movement

November 5th: Following a series of raids against properties linked to the Gaucho Anarchist Federation (FAG) late last month, The Kaos Library in Porto Allegre analyses its own troubles from the crackdown, including the use of its published books to “justify” Operation Érebo.