Zero-tolerance on zero hours contracts

Last month it was revealed by QMessenger (student newspaper at Queen Mary, University of London) that several students working at QMSU venues are being employed under zero-hour contracts. This revelation is disgraceful, yet unsurprising. Zero-hour contracts, or “casual-hour contracts” as they are euphemistically dubbed by the Student Union, are all Read more…

Book Review: The Black Jacobins

Published in 1938, CLR James’ masterpiece of Marxist historiography essentially opened up the serious study, not just of the Haitian Revolution, which created the first black state outside of Africa, but of the role of slaves as a revolutionary historical force. The Black Jacobins is universally heralded as a definitive Read more…

Book Review: Partition

Partition is an analysis of Indian history written by Pakistani Marxist and member of the International Marxist Tendency (IMT), Lal Khan. The title of the book refers to the partition of the Indian subcontinent into a handful of different countries. This analysis begins with a brief overview of Britain’s conquest Read more…

Defend the “Sussex Five”

We publish here a statement by the Sussex Marxist Society on recent events at Sussex University, where five students have been suspended following their participation in an occupation and picket line activity at the strike of university staff on 3rd December. The task now in Sussex, as elsewhere, is to Read more…