Circle of evil – how the lessons of the past are not learned.

A review of Zone of Interest, Director Jonathan Glazer, by Janet Sillett.* ‘Unforgettable’, ‘haunting’, ‘chilling’: The Zone of Interest, which won this year’s Oscar for Best Inernational Feature Film, is all of these. Its ability to shock is more about what it doesn’t show but in what we hear, imagine Continue Reading

Ukraine war two years on  – who are the winners and losers?

This article is based on Will McMahon’s introduction to the 19 February Talking About Socialism event which you can watch here. Between the last quarter of 2022 and March 2023 over 60,000 Ukrainian troops were given training in NATO countries, and accompanying military supplies, in preparation for the Spring Offensive Continue Reading

On the death of Alexei Navalny

With the media and press overwhelmingly owned by the ruling capitalist class in society rather than the working class who are the majority, the truth of international events and their significance is often obscured or hidden from us. The shocking detail of the drive towards the ethnic cleansing of Palestine Continue Reading

The Miners’ Strike 1984: The battle for Britain – Power

5 March 2024 will be the fortieth anniversary of the start of the 1984-85 Miners’ Strike. Channel 4 have produced a series of programmes to commemorate the strike: ‘Miners’ Strike 1984 – The Battle for Britain. The three-part documentary is available on catch-up This review by Gary Ironmonger covers the third part Continue Reading

Yemen: Towards the Abyss

This article is based on the notes for an introduction given by Chris on 22 January which, along with the discussion afterwards, can be watched on YouTube: ‘Yemen: Towards the Abyss’ Nothing quite demonstrates the British government’s alleged commitment to containing the growing war in the Levant like slavishly following Continue Reading