Russel Brand’s Revolution

I am ... a Revolutionary!

Russel Brand recently made an appearance on BBC’s Newsnight that seems to have struck a tone across the internet. He talks about revolution, political corruption, social transformation, and humor. The interview is really good to watch. I offer some analysis and thoughts below.

First, the video:

Second, the article:

And now, my criticisms.


  • He does have a keen grasp of class and power
  • He recognizes that profit is problematic and may understand some basics of Labor Theory of Value
  • His sharp criticism of the current system is very good (though he would gain developing his thoughts more, especially on what type of world we want)
  • He has an excellent criticism of the doldrum attitudes among the left when it comes , (which to me seem to focus on the Leninist left, largely – programmatic serial serious chanters, no sense of humor on the picket lines)
  • Sharp criticism of charity…

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About Ed Sykes

Independent journalist. Co-founder of Phoenix Media Co-operative. Author of Rojava: An Alternative. Ex-Canary editor and writer (2015-2020). Aka 'Oso Sabio' - see @ososabiouk on Twitter.
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