The Worker Bees of the Comintern
The Communist International was not only a revolutionary organization, but also an employer. Brigitte Studer's global history of the Comintern, “Travelers of World Revolution,” was just published in English by Verso Books.
Nathaniel FlakinJuly 20, 2023
A New Film Shows How to Blow Up a Pipeline — But Would That Save The Planet?
The new film based on Andreas Malm’s book offers lots of fun action — but very individualistic politics.
Nathaniel FlakinJune 6, 2023
This 50-Year-Old Film from East Germany Shows the Last Days of Karl Liebknecht
Karl Liebknecht was murdered 103 years ago. The East German biopic "In Spite of Everything" premiered 50 years ago today and shows his final days.
Nathaniel FlakinJanuary 14, 2022
‘Don’t Look Up’: Why the Climate Crisis Isn’t a Comet, and Why That Matters
'Don’t Look Up' presents an opportunity to reignite the climate movement. That means we have to look beyond its creators’ calls for individual action.
Emma LeeJanuary 1, 2022
Against Subtlety: ‘Don’t Look Up’ Is the Movie for Our Moment
Don’t Look Up is The Movie about what it feels like to be alive right now. It’s a masterpiece of 21st-century climate anxiety and, more importantly, class rage.
Enid BrainDecember 30, 2021
The Witch Forever Lives: Capitalism and Queer Liberation in Netflix’s Fear Street
Netflix just released a trilogy of horror films that offer a visceral and, ultimately, inspirational look at the fight against capitalism.
Enid BrainJuly 16, 2021