• March 15, 2014

    When my radio alarm clock woke me yesterday morning, I was unsurprised but deeply saddened to hear of the death of Tony Benn.

  • April 17, 2011

    Quakers take pride in the history of nineteenth-century Quaker employers, many known for their progressive thinking. Some have suggested that they can now be a model for us in developing a form of "ethical capitalism". But the most forward-thinking nineteenth century Quakers called not for philanthropy but for fundamental change to the economic system. Their example can inspire us to reject capitalism altogether and to seek alternatives.

  • November 25, 2010

    Joel Linares, a grassroots Venezuelan activist inspired by liberation theology will begin a speaking tour of Britain this weekend.

  • June 3, 2010

    The former Labour deputy leader Roy Hattersley has insisted that meritocracy and equal opportunities are not sufficient to achieve a just society. He called for economic equality instead.

  • April 21, 2010

    An alliance of left-wing and trade union activists have launched their election campaign on a platform of workers' rights and public services, along with opposition to privatisation, war and cuts.

  • April 15, 2010

    The Scottish Socialist Party (SSP) have said that they offer an alternative to the “doom and gloom of mainstream parties”, after launching their manifesto for the UK general election.

  • July 27, 2009

    British Quakers have given a warm response to a call by the academic and writer Richard Wilkinson for a more economically equal society. Speaking at their annual conference in York, he insisted that more equal societies almost always do better.

  • April 22, 2008

    The bludgeoning conclusion of Paul Thomas Anderson's much-lauded, Oscar-nominated film "There Will Be Blood," which has recently been released on DVD, features a preacher forced to renounce his faith in God and admit charlatanry. Spencer Dew investigates.

  • July 4, 2007

    An East German Protestant who played a big role in the movement that led to the end of communism and the Berlin Wall in 1989, has warned against the church becoming seduced by the "friendly embrace" of capitalism.