Who the hell is… Frida Kahlo?

Hey! It’s International Women’s Day! So let’s talk about artist Frida Kahlo, and why feminists like her. Frida Kahlo was a Mexican artist, notable mostly for her graphic depictions of the painful aspects of her life, and for surrealist and colourful self-portraits. Throughout her life she experienced numerous physical and psychological traumas which she documented [...]

Really remembering the consequences of war

Today is Remembrance Sunday, a day when we stop for a moment of silence, or watch veterans’ parades, or wear red poppies on our tops “to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts”. It was originally named the Earl Haig Appeal [...]

Happy May Day!

Today (and over the next few days) working class people will be celebrating our holiday, May Day. Throughout the world May Day is recognised by the labour and trade union movement as the day on which we celebrate workers and their struggles for justice. But the story of how socialists fought to make May 1st [...]

Who the Hell is… Albert Einstein?

Today we’re reviving a regular feature you used to see the in the classic (pre-blog, paper only) version of Leftfield. “Who the Hell is…” brings you the low down on key folk who’ve tried to make a difference to the world in the past. Previous people we’ve profiled have included Delegate Zero/Subcommandante Marcos, and Che [...]

Inglourious Basterds.

Review by Jack Ferguson. As a filmmaker Quentin Tarantino has spent his career playing with some of the played out staples of conventional cinema, and trying to make them into something fresh and exciting. Previously he’s done it with gangsters and crime, blaxploitation and martial arts movies. His latest, Inglourious Basterds, is his take on [...]