Category "January (featured)"

Review: Foxcatcher

Review: Foxcatcher

Directed by Bennett Miller Written by E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman Principal actors: Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, and Vanessa Redgrave Foxcatcher is a thriller about the real-life relationship between the philanthropist John Eleuthère du Pont and the Schultz brothers, Mark [...]

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Reflections on Left Unity

Reflections on Left Unity

The political initiative that became Left Unity was launched barely two years ago in response to an appeal from Ken Loach. Its founding conference took place just a year ago. What are the prospects for this latest in a long [...]

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A low-gear world

A low-gear world

It is now seven years since the Great Recession started across the major economies. As American leftist economist, Dean Baker recently pointed out when referring to best-performing major capitalist economy, the USA: “usually an economy would be fully recovered from [...]

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The Rosetta space probe

The Rosetta space probe

“Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp,
Or what's a heaven for?” Robert Browning (1812 – 1889)The European Space Agency's (ESA) Rosetta probe went into orbit around the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (67P) in May 2014, later releasing the washing machine sized [...]

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Review: This Changes Everything

Review: This Changes Everything

This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein Reviewed by Derek Wall Naomi Klein's new book This Changes Everything is essential reading for socialists who seek to understand and respond to the politics of climate change. Naomi Klein, the Canadian-born daughter of parent who [...]

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