Paul Mason is a New Statesman contributing writer, author and film-maker. As economics editor at Newsnight, then Channel 4 News he covered the global financial crisis, the Arab Spring, the Occupy movement and the Gaza war. His bestselling book Postcapitalism has been translated into 16 languages. His play Why It’s Kicking Off Everywhere was televised on BBC Two in 2017.
The new government’s programme is the first coherent example in Europe of what I’ve called “neoliberalism in one country”.
The replacement of a hyper-financialised system will require a radical reshaping of the state, new national and global institutions, and new treaties.
Jeremy Corbyn must unite with radical left forces to guarantee that the European Union cannot obstruct a future socialist government.
On the bicentenary of his birth, Marx continues to be a key thinker thanks to his surprising faith in the individual.
If the Middle East’s proxy wars ignite, British progressives should denounce militarism on all sides and back secular forces.
To understand why UK pensioners are threatened with deportation, we need to understand what imperialism was, and what it did.
All strategies to cope with global chaos have to be based around repairing the UN, not abandoning it.
The West should impose punitive economic and diplomatic measures on Russia and Iran, and back a secular-led military opposition.
The party will get to govern under Corbyn – but the delegitimisation campaign underway is preparation for a destabilisation campaign.
The private secret state will fight to keep Labour out of office and destabilise it if it wins.