26th July 2017

Anti-imperialism has a history that has been in large part repressed, if not buried, amongst many currents of criticial thought and much of the radical Left.

11th July 2017

For those interested in engaging with the history of the Russian Revolution in the hope of more effectively challenging capitalism, a tension between the universal and the particular looms large. The difficulty that inevitably arises is how to disentangle what was historically specific about Russia 1917 and Bolshevism from what might reflect a more generalised tendency.

8th July 2017

Mario Kessler

This text first appeared in a supplemental issue of Sozialismus dedicated to Theodor Bergmann, and was translated for Historical Materialism by Loren Balhorn


14th June 2017


This piece was originally written for the special issue 150 of the Spanish journal Viento Sur, "1917-2017 Rethinking Revolution" dedicated to political strategy and anti-capitalist alternatives.

29th May 2017

Phil Hedges on Linebaugh's May Day Essays and the UCL rent strikes

Phil Hedges is a trade union organiser and an alumnus of the International Labour and Trade Union Studies Masters (MA ILTUS) at Ruskin College, Oxford. This essay is dedicated to the 2014-16 MA ILTUS cohort.


25th May 2017

by Jim Kincaid

This piece was originally published at

9th May 2017

Daniel Hartley interviews Richard Seymour, author, journalist, online editor for Salvage, and member of Historical Materialism's Corresponding Editorial Board.

26th April 2017

Revolutions Against Capital, Capital Against Revolutions?

Central London, 9-12 November 2017

13th April 2017

Ludmila Costhek Abílio on transformations of labour in Brazil.


2nd April 2017

Alberto Toscano on Fascism

This paper was first delivered as a seminar in February 2017 at Simon Fraser University. The author thanks Clint Burnham for the comradely hospitality and the participants for their critical engagement. A Greek translation can be found here.