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Stick men, scrawls and all that jazz: how AR Penck made great art look simple
With his odd symbols and signs, the East German painter created a ‘democratic’ style in defiance of the state. A new exhibition shows how his vision was inspired by the trauma of conflict and the cold war

Oliver Basciano

31, Dec, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Interruptions review – Stephen Jeffreys’ powerful inquiry into democracy
Through intriguing group scenarios, the impressive Represent cast consider politics and tyranny without resorting to pat solutions

Arifa Akbar

23, Nov, 2021 @1:18 PM

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Ron Kipps obituary
Other lives: Social worker who expressed his moral convictions through letter-writing campaigns to newspapers and politicians

Sarah Kipps

11, Nov, 2021 @10:12 AM

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Reg Chrimes obituary
Other lives: Long-serving Labour councillor and committed educationist

Mike Chrimes

04, Oct, 2021 @3:32 PM

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The problem is bigger than Keir Starmer – Labour's centrists have run out of ideas | Andy Beckett
The leader’s long essay has a few bright notes, but it shows again that it’s his wing of the party that has failed to ‘modernise’, says the Guardian columnist Andy Beckett

Andy Beckett

24, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Eat the rich! Why millennials and generation Z have turned their backs on capitalism
Nearly eight out of 10 of young Britons blame capitalism for the housing crisis and two-thirds want to live under a socialist economic system. How did that happen?

Owen Jones

20, Sep, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Millie McCulloch obituary
Other lives: Activist and special educational needs teacher who was a fierce advocate of child-centred learning

John McCulloch

19, Sep, 2021 @4:27 PM

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Chanie Rosenberg obituary
Other lives: Teacher, political activist and founding member of the Socialist Workers party

Talat Ahmed

07, Sep, 2021 @5:09 PM

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The Big Scary ‘S’ Word: why are people so terrified of socialism?
In a new documentary, film-maker Yael Bridge looks back and forward to see why some people have been so repelled by socialism and how things might change in the future

David Smith in Washington

26, Aug, 2021 @6:09 AM

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Otelo Saraiva de Carvalho obituary
Army officer who masterminded the 1974 coup that sparked Portugal’s Carnation Revolution

Peter Robinson

17, Aug, 2021 @7:01 PM

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The balance of power among Labour’s factions is shifting under Keir Starmer | Sienna Rodgers
With various left and soft left groups on the sidelines, the party’s right is in the ascendant, says Sienna Rodgers, editor of LabourList

Sienna Rodgers

03, Aug, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Labour has a plan for young people. But it will struggle for their attention | Andy Beckett
The party is addressing job insecurity. Yet its proposals aren’t sparking the controversy an opposition party needs, says Guardian columnist Andy Beckett

Andy Beckett

30, Jul, 2021 @2:00 PM

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