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Review: Two Days, One Night – Dardenne Brothers Film

Firstly I must comment on how I thoroughly enjoyed the movie. It’s drama and social content were very hard-hitting. The film would be quite useful for socialists and Marxists because of its portrayal of exploitation under capitalism. The movie highlights well the drama of the main character Sandra who was […]

Review: Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Review: Capital in the Twenty-First Century – Thomas Picketty The poorest fifth of Britain’s households are among the most economically deprived in Western Europe with living standards on a par with Slovenia and the Czech Republic. Meanwhile, the richest 1% in the UK is among the richest in the world, […]

Lenin’s revolutionary legacy

Review:  ‘Lenin’ by Lars T Lih From Socialism Today (No.175, February 2014) In an attempt to answer the description of Lenin by capitalist historians as a brutal dictator, some on the left turn to Lars T Lih. He has tried to reinvent the leader of the Russian revolution as some […]

Review: Being & Being Bought by Kajsa Ekis Ekman

By Laura Fitzgerald Being and Being Bought: Prostitution, Surrogacy & the Split Self by Kajsa Ekis Ekman. As a socialist and women’s rights activist who continues to be perplexed, gob-smacked and horrified by the seemingly growing orthodoxy in left and feminist circles that Ekman entitles, “the story of the sex […]