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Union leaders’ compromises leave workers behind

Union leaders’ compromises leave workers behind Organised workers have the power to tackle the bosses. Nick Clark explains why union leaders often fear strikes.

Facebook v Australia was a terrible match

Facebook v Australia was a terrible match The Australian government argued that Facebook made money from the news stories shared on its platform. So it proposed a law that would force Facebook to pay the Australian publishers who create them.

Debt is rising but the rich won’t be paying

Debt is rising but the rich won’t be paying Everyone is talking about debt. This is mainly because of the enormous amounts governments are borrowing to cover extra spending in responding to the pandemic.

Firms cause climate chaos

Firms cause climate chaos A third of Britain’s top companies produce carbon dioxide emissions at a rate that is accelerating global warming and adding to the climate crisis.

Fight the bosses that Labour Party backs

Fight the bosses that Labour Party backs What’s the point of a Labour Party that won’t even back the meagre tax rises on the rich planned by a Tory government?

The Egyptian Revolution—the revolutionary party and the battle for change

The Egyptian Revolution—the revolutionary party and the battle for change At key moments in any revolution, the working class faces important choices. Is it time to consolidate gains that have been won or to push forward to conquer new heights?

Tories plan a budget for the bosses


Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s budget announcement next Wednesday will lay out the plan for who pays for the crisis—and he’ll be pushing to make sure it’s ordinary people.

The Tories put lives at risk to boost economy


At least 30,000 more people will have died from Covid-19 because of the end of lockdown measures—and that’s if everything goes better than expected.

Public system boosts jabs


Boris Johnson called the delivery of 15 million vaccines since December an “extraordinary feat”.It is an achievement—but it’s not his.

‘Free speech’ campaign is designed to aid the right


In the middle of a pandemic the Tories have decided to launch further attacks on the left and anti-racists, while also claiming they want to protect free speech.

Is the City losing its financial domination?


Is world history going into reverse? The great historian Fernand Braudel argued that the modern capitalist world economy always has had a city at its centre, starting in the later Middle Ages with Venice.

Why Britain assists the crimes of Saudi Arabia


Saudi Arabia continues to wage a brutal, yet profitable war in Yemen. Nick Clark explains the role of western imperialism

Border curbs and Covid—don’t let the racists divide us


Boris Johnson bragged last week that, in terms of Covid-19 border controls, Britain has “one of the toughest regimes in the world”.

Myanmar—how can resistance win change?


In the last two years people have risen up repeatedly to challenge brutal regimes and inequality across the world. Such revolts have raised starkly the question of how to achieve real change.

Myanmar is fought over by imperialists


The neoliberal imperialists who have returned to office in Washington with Joe Biden are finding the world has become more complicated since they left with Barack Obama four years ago.

Rulers’ ‘democracy’ a lie


Western politicians love to demand democracy—but only where it suits them.

Vaccines don’t mean it’s the end of the virus


The Tories want us to think that a full and safe return to workplaces and schools is just around the corner. It's a lie.

Vaccine nationalism will endanger us all


Farcical aspects aside, the row over the European Union’s vaccine supplies reveals the inability of the present system to manage the Covid-19 pandemic.

Labour is embarrassing, not left wing ideas


Labour’s leaders see their party members as an embarrassment—and now want to be able to block them from standing as candidates in elections.

Jobs slaughter shows up the chaos of capitalism


Unemployment figures on Tuesday showed the continuing jobs slaughter.

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