‘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.

The myth of momentum

February 28th: There is no doubt that Momentum helped secure Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour leadership in the 2017 general election.

A rethink about Labour

February 20th: For most of the last 40 years it has been quite simple making anarchist arguments against the political system.