Just a little flag following some left discoveries. I can’t remember what I was searching for, but found some interesting sites, overwhelming in their depth and breadth. If you like your left to be left, these are for you:
1. The Unrepentant Marxist also known as Louis Proyect, a computer programmer with an activist background, and a mega-blog of insistent left analysis of almost everything under the sun: politics, academia, literature, film, and so on. Follow links to the Marxism Mailing List that he moderates.
2. Monthly Review, and old favourite when I was still ‘institutionally affiliated’, its contents are free online. If you are a wealthy leftist, do donate.
3. Socialist Register, an annual of left analysis, and another old favourite. Some of the articles are free, like this brand spanking new one on Islam by that old codger, Aijaz Ahmad, “Islam, Islamisms and the West” (pdf).
4. Swans, more than ten years old, and an admirable project: no advertising, free knowledge and left analysis. Their latest is a special edition on Simone de Beauvoir.