A few weeks ago I was wandering around a disused pub yard off east London’s Brick Lane when I spotted the piece of street art above.
Welcome to our election liveblog. The fascist Front National party is seeking to make gains and take control of département councils in Frnce’s local elections – the first round of voting is today. Results are now starting to come in.
February marked the 50th anniversary of the release of John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme. It’s an album that I often turn to for inspiration and serenity; it purifies my soul.
A hundred miles north of Calais is the Belgian city of Antwerp – there nestling within its huge docklands is the tiny village of Doel.
Martin Luther King and his supporters fought a titanic battle for suffrage in Selma, Alabama. Brian Jackson was Gil Scott-Heron’s writing partner and pianist. Together they produced some of the most insightful music of the 1970s. Here, Nick Grant reviews the new film Selma and Brian Jackson’s gig in London.
Here is a result to cheer the left across Europe and beyond. Voters have given the radical left Syriza victory in Greece’s parliamentary elections. Syriza has won, and won handsomely.