Global financial markets were in turmoil this week after China’s stock market suffered its biggest one-day plunge since 2007. The crisis has been dubbed “Black Monday”.
The panic that spread through financial markets at the start of this week exposed the volatility of the system (see page 3). For all the talk of “recovery” capitalism is fragile.
Greece’s coalition government, led by the radical left party Syriza, has collapsed because it capitulated to bosses’ pressure to sign a new bailout agreement. This forced Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras to call a new election.
Up to 10,000 people demonstrated on the streets of Beirut, Lebanon last Saturday.
John Burgess, standing for leader of the public sector union Unison, spoke to Raymie Kiernan about how the vote could galvanise resistance to the Tories
Israel’s football team is mired in the country’s racist politics. People are right to call a boycott of matches in Wales, writes Nick Clark
The ideas of nationalism and borders have only developed with the growth of capitalism in the past 400 years, writes Dave Sherry