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"Exploring Anti-Capitalist Politics and Culture:
A Marxist and Eco-Socialist Perspective"

Welcome to my blog, a space dedicated to exploring anti-capitalist politics, Marxism, eco-socialism, and the intersections between culture and politics. Through articles, reviews, and analyses, I aim to provide insight into the complex and multifaceted world of leftist politics, and the ways in which our political and economic systems intersect with and impact our cultural space.  

Whether you’re interested in art, TV, books, film, or simply seeking a deeper understanding of the world around you, this blog is for you.

Join me on this journey as we explore the possibilities and limitations of a world beyond capitalism.

Latest Musings:

Still from the movie The Hill

Review of “The Hill” (1965)

Sidney Lumet’s “The Hill” (1965) is a harrowing exploration of the human cost of military service and colonialism, set against the harsh realities of a British military prison during World War II.

More Musings:

Still from the movie The Hill

Review of “The Hill” (1965)

Sidney Lumet’s “The Hill” (1965) is a harrowing exploration of the human cost of military service and colonialism, set against the harsh realities of a British military prison during World War II.

Neither Washington nor Moscow book cover

Reviving ‘Neither Washington Nor Moscow’

In an era of escalating global tensions and the rise of new geopolitical powers, the debate over the alignment of socialist movements has become increasingly pressing. The slogan “neither Washington nor Moscow” is more relevant than ever. This article argues that adopting this stance is crucial for preserving Marxist principles and resisting the phenomenon of campism, where socialist movements align uncritically with one global power against another. By embracing this slogan, we can safeguard the integrity of our struggle.

Dystopian global war.

A Critique of “A Global War Regime”

Michael Hardt and Sandro Mezzadra’s article “A Global War Regime” examines the interplay between militarisation and capitalist structures, yet, from a Marxist perspective, it overlooks crucial aspects like class struggle, the state’s role, and the ideological mechanisms underpinning militarisation.

Yeats Was Right: The Worst are Full of Passionate Intensity

As the 40th anniversary of the divisive 1984 UK miners’ strike approaches, this post explores the passionate but vanishing working class solidarity that defined the dispute, contrasting it with the current decaying state of British politics.

9th National Ceasefire Now march, to Israeli Embassy London 17th February 2024.

Ghosts of Thatcherism

The UK government’s attack on dissent and protest rights echoes a long history of state suppression, revealing a deep fear of the power of a mobilised working class.

Tories Out

Capitalist Decay And The Tory Crisis

The Conservative Party’s recent by-election failures highlight more than just their own incompetence. They point to a fundamental crisis within the capitalist system itself, a system which the Conservatives strive to preserve amidst increasing dysfunction.

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