A People’s History of Surfing

From its Hawaiian origins to the postwar surf craze, surfing has been a defiant challenge to the Calvinist work ethic and the commercial pressures of capitalism. But those malign social forces may now finally succeed in extinguishing the spirit of surfing.

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Why Momentum Is in Crisis

Momentum was created to organize Jeremy Corbyn’s supporters into a socialist force in the Labour Party. But faced with Keir Starmer’s moves to expel the Left, Momentum has retreated from the central political battle in favor of NGO-style campaigning.