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The six most popular stories last month

by Newsdesk.

Since some of you may have been lucky enough to get a holiday in August, you may have missed something. Like the six most popular stories on Left Futures last month, for example: The plot to topple Berlusconi – Berlusconi may be no friend of ours but you may still be disturbed by Tom Gill’s tale of […]

Whatever happened to Socialist Unity

by Andy Newman.

Those who have recently tried to access the website www.socialistunity.com will have found that it is temporarily unavailable. This is due to a mix up by a well known hosting company. Some months ago we changed the web hosting to another provider. The original provider closed down the account, but through their error they closed […]

The best of Left Futures in 2013

by Conrad Landin.

Another year, another decent conference speech from Ed Miliband, an entirely needless battle with the unions, a false recovery from Gideon, and the deaths of two of history’s most significant figures. Left Futures has also once again gone from strength to strength to strength. 2013 in fact saw over 100,000 more visits than the previous […]

The six most popular stories this week

by Newsdesk.

It’s hard to disagree with Left Unity about anything much, other than their existence – Jon Lansman takes issue not with Left Unity‘s programme but with their political strategy – arguing that the Labour Party was still the right place for left activists to campaign for socialism. Unite offers Miliband an olive branch, with clear red […]

The six most popular stories this week

by Newsdesk.

Now universities openly campaign against left-wing students – Keith Wright looks behind the recent headlines about police surveillance, evictions of occupations and the proposed abolition of the University of London Union (ULU). Labour Students no longer bothers to pretend it’s not just Progress’ youth wing – still getting lots of hits, here’s Michael Wood’s shocking […]

The six most popular stories this week

by Newsdesk.

Labour Students no longer bothers to pretend it’s not just Progress’ youth wing. So far, almost 2,000 people have clicked onto Michael Wood’s astonishing article on the shenanigans at NOLS political weekend – and it’s counting! He tells of how Labour Students and Progress bigwigs “bullied” young members to join the shady party-within-a-party. A fascinating […]

On Jack Monroe, Jilly Luke and the perils of blogging

by Jon Lansman.

Two days ago, we published a piece entitled Lentils and lager: why we forgive tax evaders but not benefit claimants by Jilly Luke about the media portrayal of benefit claimants. It has generated quite a storm, and received over 8,000 hits in 48 hours, more than any other article on this site. It argued that the […]

Internet activism, politics and protest

by Phil Burton-Cartledge.

I just want to make some points about this article by Joe Rivers that has appeared on the New Statesman website. Despite its title, ‘Let’s stop pretending internet activism is a real thing’, it’s not really about that at all. I can only assume it was subbed with that heading to pick up a few Facebook likes and retweets […]

Rape threats, Twitter and masculine crisis

by Phil Burton-Cartledge.

Caroline Criado-Perez wages a successful campaign to get Jane Austen onto the £10 note and a pledge that, in future, the Bank of England’s designs will better reflect the actual look and shape of British society. A welcome happenstance for everyone who isn’t white, male and posh. But not all. Unfortunately, the bigger story has […]

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