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Universities Incby Jane Hardy
Outbursts of anger from students and academics greeted the plans of philosopher AC Grayling to establish the New College of the Humanities (NCH) - a new for-profit private university with fees of £18,000.
Unhealthy Billby Jackie Turner
Cameron's supposed retreat on the Health Bill and the resulting incandescent splutterings of Alan Milburn reveal splits within the ruling class and the vulnerability of the Con-Dem Government.
Reading between the class linesby Michael Rosen
Literacy is like water - a universal need. But what does a demand for literacy actually mean?
Greece: austerity and workers' resistanceby Mark L Thomas and Nikos Loudos
Mark L Thomas spoke to revolutionary socialist Nikos Loudos about the explosive resistance to austerity in Greece
Food: between hunger and plentyby Mike Haynes
Billions of people regularly struggle to get enough to eat. Mike Haynes argues that the problem isn't a lack of produce or a rising population. It is a system driven by profit
Taking sides in Syriaby Taking sides in Syria
The revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt were major reversals for the US and Israel. But Nato intervention in Libya's popular rebellion has raised the possibility that imperialism could hijack the revolutions. Simon Assaf asks, can Syria's uprising avoid falling into the hands of the West?
The minority movementby Dave Sherry
As major industrial struggle seems set to make a return to Britain, Dave Sherry looks at the strategy and tactics of the revolutionary left during the period of intense class conflict which gripped Britain between the end of the First World War and the General Strike of 1926
Tony Cliff: a Marxist for his timeby Ian Taylor
Tony Cliff, the founder of the Socialist Workers Party, made major contributions to revolutionary theory and practice. Ian Taylor reviews a new biography of Cliff and assesses his place in post-war Marxism
Blue Labour: rewriting Labour's historyby Mike Gonzalez
Advocates of Blue Labour claim to offer an alternative to both the market and the state. Mike Gonzalez argues that this is a hollow promise and that Blue Labour rewrites the labour movement's past to exclude working class resistance
In my view
Don't blame religionby Noel Halifax
Where do homophobia and transphobia come from? Many people point to religion as the root cause. But the belief that religion is to blame is a reworking of an old argument first fought out in the 1840s.
Mapping the struggleby Sally Kincaid
I have been a socialist and active trade unionist all my adult life. As a local National Union of Teachers (NUT) officer it sometimes feels like we can be bogged down with case work, having to deal with bullying managers and teachers broken by the pressures of the job. However the last few weeks have been the most exciting of my working life.
Their democracy or ours?by Donny Gluckstein
Donny Gluckstein looks at what democracy means under capitalism - and our alternative
Mahler: music from the volcanoby Simon Behrman
Today one of the most recorded and performed composers is Gustav Mahler. Born to a poor Jewish family in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, he died 100 years ago in imperial Vienna as one of the richest and most famous musicians in Europe. How can his music speak to us today?
Feedbackby July/August 2011
Egypt - St Pauli - Realism and art
Chavsby Pat Stack
Reinventing Schools, Reforming Teachingby Terry Wrigley
John Bangs, John MacBeath and Maurice Galton
The Precariatby Gaverne Bennett
Marx and the alternative to capitalismby Martin Percival
Bad Newsby Sue Sparks
John Lang and Graham Dodkins
Defending Multiculturalismby Anindya Bhattacharyya
Hassan Mahamdallie (ed)
Radical Social Work Todayby Gordon Jelley
Michael Lavalette (ed)
This Road is Redby Jonathan Neale
The Civil Wars in US Laborby Steve Early
Sylvia Pankhurstby Sheila McGregor
Treacle Jrby Josh Hollands
Cell 211by Chris Kelly
30 Years of Steve Bellby Jeff Jackson
Nicholas Garland writes in the exhibition catalogue that accompanies this exhibition that "Steve Bell is the greatest political cartoonist of the day". I would also suggest that he is perhaps one of the most important artists of his generation.
Out of this Worldby Jonny Jones
Magritte: The Pleasure Principleby Noel Halifax
This summer Tate Liverpool plays host to a major exhibition of René Magritte, with over 100 paintings, some from private collections and many never seen before in Britain.