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Alex Callinicos


Marx’s masterwork is as relevant as ever


On 14 September 1867 Karl Marx’s Capital, Volume I, was published in Hamburg.

Nato hypocrites are feeding the drive to war


The conflict is a consequence of the US decision, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, to expand Nato

Brexit isn’t just a problem for the Tories


Predictably enough, negotiations between the Tory government and the European Commission over the terms of Brexit are running into difficulty.

Time ticks away on the Tories’ collapsing cabinet


Tony Blair's latest intervention in the Brexit debate shows him to be unusually self-deluding even by his standards. He still doesn’t seem to understand that every time he opens his mouth he damages whatever cause he’s supporting.

The Labour right’s Brexit bungle helps the Tories


The way forward for the left is not to defend the indefensible neoliberal EU

Jeremy Corbyn was right to link West's war with Manchester attack


Whatever happens in the election, Jeremy Corbyn has earned his place in history. He did this last Friday when he didn’t flee in the face of the Tory attempts to exploit the Manchester atrocity.

Tony Cliff matters for socialists today


Tony Cliff was born 100 years ago last weekend, on 20 May 1917. Brought up a Palestinian Jew, he came to Britain in 1946.

Labour right haven’t a hope - or a clue


The press denunciations of Labour’s leaked draft manifesto have been predictable. “Corbyn’s misguided bid to turn the clock back,” spluttered the Financial Times, “Corbyn’s fantasy land”, the Mail.

Theresa May promises more than she can deliver on Brexit


Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, has of course played into Theresa May’s hands. He let his staff leak a thoroughly disparaging account of a dinner she gave for him at Downing Street to a German conservative newspaper.

The not-so-decisive 100 days of Trump


The idea that a US president’s first 100 days in office should be decisive goes back to Franklin Roosevelt in 1933.

Don’t make alliances with the right wing


The idea of a “progressive alliance” is back in fashion. It has been supported both by Caroline Lucas of the Greens and Nicola Sturgeon of the Scottish National Party (SNP).

Donald Trump - the war president will crash into reality


Missiles in Syria, a mega-bomb in Afghanistan, a potential nuclear confrontation in Korea—what happened to the Donald Trump who ran as a critic of US foreign wars?

What’s behind the US attack on Syria?


Donald Trump ordered an airstrike on a Syrian airbase last week and already the establishment is praising the president's "leadership" writes Alex Callinicos

Brexit begins—but is it business as usual?


The Brexit debate is being conducted by two wings of the British political and media elites. Both claim that Britain leaving the European Union (EU) will lead to profound changes—for the worse, according to the Remainers, for the better according to the Tory and Ukip Brexiteers.

Struggles in China pay off everywhere


Alex Callinicos writes on globalisation and how we can learn from struggles and victories around the world such as in China

Theresa May’s stitch-up over Brexit could unravel


Since the Copeland and Stoke-on-Trent Central by-elections last week, the media have paused in their condemnations of Jeremy Corbyn only to sing the praises of Theresa May.

Has the ‘deep state’ turned on Donald Trump?


ONE STRIKING feature of contemporary politics is the development of intense conflicts within the ruling class, with each side denouncing the other as liars.

Tories should be in trouble over Brexit


On the face of it, the Tories should be more divided than Labour by the vote to leave the European Union.

Donald Trump and big business - greed collides with fear for top bosses


It's a cliche that markets are driven by fear and greed. The same is true of the attitude of big business in the US towards Donald Trump.

Theresa May's gamble on Trump will surely backfire


Theresa May must have thought it was a smart move to become the first foreign leader to meet Donald Trump in the White House.

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