Fighting the Right in Spike Lee’s ‘BlacKkKlansman’

  This review is part of Forward’s ongoing Critical & Cultural Analysis series, which will analyse political themes in popular culture and use them to provoke critical discussion.   BlacKkKlansman, a new movie produced by Spike Lee and released on the 24th of August has amassed over forty-two million dollars in the box office as … Read more

Tone Reloaded: Commemoration of a Revolutionary Legacy

On the 19th of August, the Peadar O’Donnell Socialist Republican Forum will be holding an event to commemorate Wolfe Tone and the United Irishmen in Bodenstown, Co. Kildare. This will be the second annual event hosted by the forum with several political parties and organisations, women’s groups, youth organisations, cultural and sporting bodies coming together … Read more

Scooby Dooby Doo, Why Are You? — A Marxist Analysis

Scooby Doo is ultimately a materialist portrayal of the world. The protagonists, a group of travelling young people without a fixed home or source of income, are frequently confronted with ghosts and ghouls. These spectres are never the superstitious incarnations which they at first seem to represent, but are always contrived in order to hide … Read more