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.
Depriving fascism of its primary online platform is even more important than confronting it on the streets.
It is our generation’s wake up call.
British socialism has always been strongest when led from below - Labour's future depends on grassroots resistance.
In Paul Greengrass’s new film, the Anders Breivik trial becomes a metaphor for how the far right today is using and undermining the rule of law.
To defend itself against its foes, inside and outside of government, Labour needs a better grasp of power.
In the face of the NEC's bureaucratic elitism - and the nightmare legacy of Stalinism - the democratic and humanist left needs to be more assertive.
By promising a Norway-style deal followed by a public vote, the party can unite the country and move on.
The IPPR’s new report recognises the need for more aggressive state intervention than traditional social democrats and liberals could ever countenance.
Centrist politicians are wedded to a neoliberal economic model that has destroyed our communities and impoverished workers.
Democracy is decaying in the West because, for years, elite politicians such as Jeremy Hunt taught people that it did not matter.