26 February 2021 — Pesticide Action Network
Director, PAN UK
23 November 2020 — History Workshop
28 November 2020 marks the bicentenary of the birth of Friedrich Engels. The German revolutionary philosopher made pathbreaking and profound contributions to modern social and political theory, playing a critical role in the forging and development of classical Marxism. The renewed relevance of many of his ideas in our crisis-ridden world of late capitalism, where profits come before people and the planet, are rightly foregrounded by those marking the #Engels200 commemoration.
23 August 2019 — Oriental Review
The debate on the Treaty of Non-aggression between Germany and the USSR have been deliberately whipped up by the West as an opportunity to lodge various historical, political and even financial grievances with Russia and discredit the country’s foreign and domestic policies. To that end, a series of resolutions were passed between 2006 and 2009 by PACE, the European Parliament, and the Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE. In these resolutions, the political structure of the USSR in the 1930s and 1940s was compared to the Nazi regime in Germany, responsibility for the outbreak of World War II was placed on both countries, and the date the treaty was signed – 23 August 1939 – was declared the European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism.
24 July 2019 — In Defence of Marxism
This is the second part of Alan Woods’ reply to the BBC’s documentary, ‘Charles I, Downfall of a King’. The programme presents a slanderous and misleading account of the English Revolution, which resulted in the death of the corrupt and arrogant King Charles, crippled the feudal system, and laid the basis for modern democracy. Click here for part one.
24 July 2019 — In Defence of Marxism
By Alan Woods
I did not believe that it was possible for the low esteem in which I hold modern academics in general, and bourgeois historians in particular, to sink any lower than it already was. But that belief was misplaced. I have just had the misfortune to watch a three-part series put out by BBC Channel Four with the title: ‘Charles I, Downfall of a King’. I now hold the intellectual qualities of our modern historians at a slightly lower level than those of Mr Bean. At least Mr Bean can be mildly amusing at times, but our self-appointed intellectuals lack even that redeeming virtue.
31 May 2019 — The Ecologist
A significant overhaul of the current global food system is needed to meet the challenges of feeding a growing world population and many stress that this is only achievable by changing diets, food production and reducing food waste.
12 December 2018 — John Riddell
By Elizabeth Schulte: With the rise of the right internationally, there has never been a more pressing need for clarity about the roots of fascism, its history, and why and how it can be defeated. Among the clearest thinkers on this subject is German socialist Clara Zetkin, whose writing on the topic has been republished thanks to the work of Mike Taber, John Riddell and Haymarket Books.
21 November 2018 — Open Democracy
The approval and performance of politically-motivated violence has been a core element of fascist or antisemitic activism for a century.This month, the German public not only commemorated the centenary of World War One’s conclusion on 11/11, but also the foundation of the first democratic system on German territory – the Weimar Republic – which was proclaimed two days earlier, on 9 November, 1918. This republic only existed for a bit more than fourteen years and was threatened by radical right violence and terror from the very beginning, to which it ultimately succumbed.
By Michael Hudson, a research professor of Economics at University of Missouri, Kansas City, and a research associate at the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College. His latest book is “and forgive them their debts”: Lending, Foreclosure and Redemption from Bronze Age Finance to the Jubilee Year Jointly posted with Hudson’s website
7 April 2018 — Global Research
“And who is to know how a jury ruled
Pronouncing justice long delayed
When a media establishment schooled
By their absence the truth waylaid.”
-Dr. William Pepper (quoted in The Plot to Kill King) 
5 April 2018 — Films for Action
Agneta is a documentary film about the life of the now 80-year-old Swedish peace activist Agneta Norberg. Through Agneta’s extraordinary and humorous personality, the documentary explores questions of what it means to be an activist, how a third world war can be avoided, and what it takes for people with dissenting views to make their voices heard in the 21st century.