Tribune Magazine 5 - 1

Tribune #5

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The fifth issue of Tribune featuring:

JOHN MCDONNELL
Winning the Future

RONAN BURTENSHAW
For Victory and Socialism

STELLA ROONEY
Organising Scotland’s Hospitality Workers
For too many low-paid and precarious workers in Scotland, conditions resemble those of the mills in generations past.

CHRIS MCLAUGHLIN
As I Please: A Time for Unity
Labour must come together if it is... ​​Read More

The fifth issue of Tribune featuring:

JOHN MCDONNELL
Winning the Future

RONAN BURTENSHAW
For Victory and Socialism

STELLA ROONEY
Organising Scotland’s Hospitality Workers
For too many low-paid and precarious workers in Scotland, conditions resemble those of the mills in generations past.

CHRIS MCLAUGHLIN
As I Please: A Time for Unity
Labour must come together if it is to stand any chance of winning the impending general election.

OLIVIA BLAKE
The Fight for Democracy in Sheffield
Labour councils must do more to change how politics is done and to deliver real democracy to our communities.

NILUFER ERDEM
Selling Off Southend
The government is determined to privatise NHS assets and dismantle public land. But local activist groups are fighting back.

ANEESA AKBAR
Fighting Racism on Hull’s Taxi Ranks
Hull’s taxi drivers were experiencing a wave of racist abuse, abetted by local taxi firms. So they turned to the union.

MARK SEDDON
The Return of the Tribune Rally
A former Tribune editor recalls the Rally in decades past and welcomes its return to Labour Party conference this year.

JAMES MEADWAY
Winning the General Election
Boris Johnson can be beaten. We should have every confidence that we can do it. Fundamentally, the ground is slipping away from the Tories. And if we can drag them onto our economic terrain — on climate change, and ownership — we can win.

OLIVIA HUMPHREYS
The Desert Parliament
Soldiers during the Second World War were determined they would not return to the same Britain they left. So they set up their own parliament.

AN INTERVIEW WITH DOV KHENIN
Israel’s Left at a Crossroads
Dov Khenin, longtime member of the Knesset, discusses the decline of the Israeli left, the prospects for peace and the dangers posed by Benjamin Netanyahu.

SEÁN BYERS
Fifty Years Since the Troubles
The sectarian riots of August 1969 marked the beginning of thirty years of bloodshed in Northern Ireland.

LAURA PIDCOCK
It’s Time to Talk About Class
Laura Pidcock on what it means to be working class, why the establishment is so afraid of class analysis and how a politics based on class can empower collective action.

ALEX NIVEN
The Great Unravelling
The United Kingdom is unlikely to survive in its current form. Now is the time for socialists to imagine what comes next.

DAVE WARD
The Battle at Royal Mail
The CWU’s #WeRiseAgain campaign against market reforms of the postal service is one of the most important industrial battles of the decade.

RICHARD DETJE AND DIETER SAUER
The Far-Right at Work
Seventy decades after Nazism, Germany’s AFD are making landmark breakthroughs in the political arena. Why have so many workers turned towards them?

GRACE BLAKELEY
Why Socialism
Capitalism is dying — but it’s up to us to build a system that can replace it.

ANDREW MURRAY
Why the Left Came Back
The media treats Corbyn’s emergence as an anomaly. In fact, it is the product of decades of failed economic policies.

LEN MCCLUSKEY
In Defence of Liverpool
Boris Johnson is right to hate Liverpool — its proud history of working class struggle is the antithesis of everything he represents.

MATTHEW BROWN AND ASIMA SHAIKH
Building Community Wealth
Labour councils in Preston and Islington are leading a new economic movement which shows what municipal socialism could look like.

REBECCA LONG-BAILEY
Labour’s Green Industrial Revolution
A Labour government with a radical programme of green investment is the best chance we’ve got of avoiding climate disaster.

JONATHAN ASHWORTH
Inequality is Britain’s Greatest Illness
Where you live, what your background is and how much you earn still determine your health outcomes in Britain. The next Labour government must wage war on those health inequalities.

DEANNE FERGUSON
Life After Debt
Deanne Ferguson, Labour’s candidate for Morley and Outwood, on how debt nearly destroyed her life and why the party needs to wage a campaign against debt collection agencies.

OLEKSIY RADYNSKI
A Letter from Kyiv
The mayor of the Ukrainian capital Vitaliy Klitschko has been pioneering governance through spectacle, where building tourist bridges is intended to distract from the near-total collapse of public infrastructure.

CHARLOTTE RILEY
A People’s Art is the Genesis of Their Freedom
The Notting Hill Carnival was set up by two radical women as a defiant pageant of solidarity against a wave of racist violence.

HUW LEMMEY
The Unreliable Narrator
The Lebanese artist Walid Raad’s artworks make complex fictions about the relationships between art, war history, and politics.

ROBERT BARRY
There are Other Worlds (They Have Not Told You Of)
The Apollo landings, however much they were driven by militarism, brought about a wave of cosmic dreaming, where people on earth dreamed of new possible worlds.

JULIET JACQUES
Poetic Politics
Néstor Perlongher’s combination of literary and political critique imagined a solidarity based on ‘a multitude of comrades, each more extravagant than the next’.

RHIAN E. JONES
An Enterprise Allowance of the Left
Labour’s cultural policy needs creative responses to the disappearance of working class voices from the arts.

CARL NEVILLE
The Promised Land
Gurinder Chadha’s Springsteen-themed blockbuster Blinded by the Light is a poignant account of the class and racial ties that bind.

DOUGLAS MURPHY
Lidos for All
The architecture of public baths can be the embodiment of communal luxury.

OWEN HATHERLEY
Red Library: Workers and Capital
In this month’s Red Library, we look at some ‘workers inquiries’, both new and old.


Tribune is Britain's oldest democratic socialist publication. Established in 1937 as a socialist magazine that would give voice to the popular front campaigns against the rising tide of fascism in Europe. For eighty years it has been at the heart of left-wing politics in Britain. Relaunched in 2018 with support from US left-wing magazine Jacobin, it is committed to reviving this great tradition on the British left.

Softcover
88 pages
Autumn 2019
English
ISSN 0041-2821
Out of Stock
Tribune is Britain's oldest democratic socialist publication. Established in 1937 as a socialist magazine that would give voice to the popular front campaigns against the rising tide of fascism in Europe. For eighty years it has been at the heart of left-wing politics in Britain. Relaunched in 2018 with support from US left-wing magazine Jacobin, it is committed to reviving this great tradition on the British left.