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Rossana Rossanda, the self-described “girl from the past century”, who died on Sunday at the age of 96, was many things. First and foremost, she was a Communist intellectual and a Communist militant. (More…)

Long gone are the days of walk-ins from sailors on shore leave or drunken bridesmaids. Now it is all about booking months in advance, getting tested for COVID-19 and being respectful of everyone’s safe space.  A tattoo has become one mistake too expensive, and, potentially dangerous, to get without proper consideration. (More…)

Anti-lockdown marches in London have brought together very confused people into direct contact with anti-vaxxers and far-right activists. (More…)

The West Coast is on fire which, grim as it is, has at least given everyone in United States something else to think about than COVID-19. (More…)

Israel’s normalisation of relations with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain is being heralded as a foreign policy win for President Donald Trump. (More…)

From the precise low throbbing that introduces AurAA to the menacingly crackly bass tones that ends it, Ellen Allien’s new album strikes a balance between four-on-the-floor minimalism with atmospherics that can’t be reduced to their danceability. (More…)

Few events make less sense than the demonization of “Cultural Marxism.” Fake news about its influence has done more to popularise the philosophy than at any time since the 1960s. (More…)

Many people are concerned about the rise of neo-Nazis and other violent far-right groups, but think that street brawling is the only way to combat them. (More…)

Clanging pots, banging cans, all playing in unison. You’d be forgiven for thinking this was a concert, not a demonstration. But, this was Beirut, at the start of the October Revolution and these were demonstrators blurring the line between music and politics. (More…)