Why and how Trump is about to get worse than ever

I didn’t stay up all night awaiting news of the US mid-term elections but I did take a look at the results when I got up. The campaigning preceding the vote was said to be some of the most personal and abusive ever, with misogyny and racism at every turn. The man at the centre

Barred from Banksy’s Art World

How we all guffawed at Banksy’s jolly japes at Sotheby’s last week. On the face of it shredding a work of art in front of the person who had just spent £1m gaining it in auction was quite funny. An act of direct action against the stupidity of the art world. An act of subversion

The Myth of a left wing Brexit

Brexit may have sections of the UK’s ruling elite at each other’s throat but it should be clear to everyone by now that while there will be winners and losers in that battle, the situation for the vast majority of us will continue to get worse. The European Union is a gigantic, undemocratic experiment in

The myth of momentum

There is no doubt that Momentum helped secure Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour leadership in the 2017 general election. It utilised and combined online tools with traditional campaigning to ensure people knocking on doors in marginal constituencies. That, with the aid of a manifesto which actually contained policies, enabled Labour to avoid an electoral disaster. Long gone

Reflections on Anarchist Organising

In his latest column, Jon Bigger reflects on grassroots anarchist organising. Living on a university campus means I come into contact with lots of people interested in politics for the first time. Some have never heard of anarchism and others have a very slim knowledge of what it is.  It’s slightly different from meeting and

A Stab with the Royal Chipolata

And you think you’re so clever and classless and free, But you’re still fucking peasants as far as I can see ~ John Lennon, Working Class Hero   Nothing says “you’re still fucking peasants” quite like the news of a new royal baby. A new blue blooded sprog is on the way. The newspapers have