Blogs

In the Land of the Free, directed by Vadim Jean

This new documentary about the Angola 3, the longest-serving US political prisoners, offers a compelling case but avoids tackling wider ramifications.

New Black Flag Blog

While we're fully intending to continue announcing new issues via libcom and the existing radical websites with teaser articles, there's now some material spread all around the web, and we wanted a shop, so...

Workers' struggles in China (May 2010)

Summaries and links to news reports of workers' struggles around China during May. I now have a Twitter feed where I will be posting the stories I find, so if you don't want to wait until the end of the month to read them or would like to write up some of these for libcom news when they happen rather, please follow it: http://twitter.com/spartacusnews

Workers' struggles in Asia (May 2010)

Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around East Asia (excluding China) during May. I now have a Twitter feed where I will be posting the stories I find, so if you don't want to wait until the end of the month to read them or would like to write up some of these for libcom news when they happen rather, please follow it: http://twitter.com/spartacusnews

Is depression an adaptation?

Biologist Jerry Coyne tackles the assumptions of 'evolutionary psychiatry' in his commentary on the supposed adaptive nature of depression.

The Headless Woman, directed by Lucrecia Martel, and The Milk of Sorrow, directed by Claudia Llosa

Tom Jennings mulls over two fascinating South American films which reflect schisms of class and culture in women’s responses to personal crisis

Venezuela and the postcolonial post-racism of the international left

A recent exchange with a particularly unpleasant member of the international prochavista left resulted in me meditating on the rhetoric and arguments behind the leftist cheerleading of distant regimes.

A question of ownership: reflections on privatization and the bus drivers' strike

Thoughts on the options to privatization.

Exit Through the Gift Shop: a Banksy film

This entertaining pseudo-documentary mocks contemporary art’s commercial premises as well as the mystique of individual genius. Tom Jennings laughs at, and with, Banksy.

Manchester Class Struggle Forum #4 - The Organisation Question

The next Manchester Class Struggle Forum will host a forum on the organisation question.

The real electorate

Now the pretend vote is finished, the actual vote has begun - the markets are speaking.

Workers' struggles in China (April 2010 Part 2)

Summaries and links to news reports of workers' struggles around China from the 16th of April. Ed has written some of these up, so I've included links to his articles in case you missed them and links to any further reports that followed up on those incidents.

Workers' struggles in Asia (April 2010 Part 2)

Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around East Asia (excluding China) from the 16th of April. Ed has written some of these up, so I've included links to his articles in case you missed them and links to any further reports that followed up on those incidents.

Precious, directed by Lee Daniels

This tale of the transcendence of wretched suffering retains some integrity despite pushing so many bleeding-heart liberal buttons

Workers' struggles in China (April 2010 Part 1)

Summaries and links to news reports of workers' struggles around China up to the 15th of April.

Workers' struggles in Asia (April 2010 Part 1)

Summary and links to news stories of workers' struggles around East Asia (excluding China) up to the 15th of April.

Manchester Class Struggle Forum #3 - National Liberation and Internationalism

The third Manchester Class Struggle Forum will host a discussion on national liberation and internationalism, with a lead off from the World Revolution group.

How To: Small print runs

Because of my background with Black Flag and Freedom I sometimes get asked for advice on sorting out print jobs for small leftie publications. So here's a very quick rundown of the issues you might want to think about.

The uprising in Kyrgyzstan

Some articles on current events in Kyrgyzstan.

A Prophet, directed by Jacques Audiard

A Prophet’s powerful contemporary spin on the conventions of crime films and prison dramas gives it resonance well beyond those limited horizons, argues Tom Jennings