Why Antonio Gramsci is the Marxist thinker for our times
- George Eaton
The late Italian philosopher's concept of hegemony was startlingly prescient.
At the trial of Antonio Gramsci in 1928, the prosecutor declared: “We must stop this brain from working for 20 years.” Gramsci, the former ...
From Marx to marxism: histories of an idea
An interview with Gregory Claeys
- Ophélie Siméon
Two hundred years after Karl Marx’s birth, Gregory Claeys takes a new look at the thinker’s intellectual formation, wide-ranging posterity and continued relevance in the 21st century.
Gregory Claeys is ...
‘Shut Up, Satan’: Rome Course Teaches Exorcism, Even by Cellphone
- Jason Horowitz
ROME — Andrés Cárdenas sat in the back of the auditorium, opened his folder and took careful notes as a Catholic cardinal with decades of experience casting demons out of possessed bodies gave a master class on how to yell at ...
Marx 200 – a new book
- Michael Roberts
My new book is ready. Called Marx 200 – a review of Marx’s economics 200 years after his birth, it is published by Lulu and is now available on Lulu’s site.
With the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx’s birthday on 5 May, I ...
Rim Banna and the cultural war Palestinians must win
- Ramzy Baroud رمزي بارود
Rim Banna passed away at the age of 51. Her death on March 24, after a decade-long battle with cancer, brought grief to Palestinians everywhere.
Rim, a Palestinian Christian from Nazareth, united the Palestinian people across political and geographic ...
The Last Earth: A Palestinian Story
Review of Ramzy Baroud’s new book
- Ramona Wadi
To impart narratives of displacement, it is important to listen to the echoes of such trajectories. Ramzy Baroud’s latest book, The Last Earth: a Palestinian story, propels this dimension immediately to the fore. The reader takes a step back to ...
The unwelcome revival of ‘race science’
- Gavin Evans
Its defenders claim to be standing up for uncomfortable truths, but race science is still as bogus as ever.
One of the strangest ironies of our time is that a body of thoroughly debunked “science” is being revived by people who claim ...
Gilad Atzmon needs your immediate support!
- Gilad Atzmon جيلاد أتزمون گيلاد آتزمون
I am being sued for libel in the High Court in England by Campaign Against Antisemitsm’s chairman Gideon Falter. I have made the decision to fight this crucial battle for freedom of expression even though this fight poses a real risk of ...
Critical voices in critical times: revolution without revolutionaries, an interview with Asef Bayat
- Heba Khalil هبة خليل - Linda Herrera
Asef Bayat talks about revolutions and revolutionary ideas, the place of ordinary people in social transformation, and what we can learn from the “Tahrir moment.”
Asef Bayat is the Catherine and Bruce Bastian Professor of Global ...
Black Panther film fuels calls for release of jailed political activists
- Sam Levin
Film serves as ‘opportunity to remind people of the real heroes of the Black Panthers’, says former party leader