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A divided Squad is sign of Democrats’ flaws

A divided Squad is sign of Democrats’ flaws Are cracks appearing in the Squad—the group of left Democratic Party members in the US House of Representatives?

Blame housing bosses not ­firefighters for Grenfell blaze

Blame housing bosses not ­firefighters for Grenfell blaze As the Grenfell inquiry continues, the fire service is once again facing scrutiny. Isabel Ringrose says that anger must be directed to those at the top

Workers’ struggle, not parliament is the key

Workers’ struggle, not parliament is the key The Tories’ brutal attacks on working class people are accelerating.

Schools left to the virus

Schools left to the virus “Virtually any child, unvaccinated, is likely to get an infection at some point between 12 and 15,” said Chief Medical Officer for England Chris Whitty last week.

Prioritise people’s energy needs and dump fossil fuels

Prioritise people’s energy needs and dump fossil fuels Freezing homes, soaring bills and empty shelves are all the Tories and their deadly system can provide for working class people this winter.

Don’t let union laws win

Don’t let union laws win The latest round of anti-union laws, passed in 2016, is being used to stop a strike in the NHS across England and Wales.

Biden ramps up new arms race with China

Aukus is the agreement by the United States and Britain to supply Australia with the technology to build eight nuclear submarines.

Smash the vile Tories’ reign and their grubby system

The Tories’ class war has escalated further, and it isn’t set to slow down. This week Tory Work and Pension Secretary Therese Coffey unveiled her solution to the scrapping of the Universal Credit £20 uplift.

Boris Johnson’s strength is also his weakness

Johnson dominates British politics to an extent that no one has since Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair. The fundamental reason for this is Johnson’s willingness to challenge establishment neoliberalism.

The rise of private equity ­reveals reality of capitalism

Plundering is enjoying an unprecedented boom. The global value of deals carried out by private equity firms is set to reach $1 trillion (£723 billion) for the first time this year.

‘Tax the rich’ is just the start of what’s needed

The Tories this week made workers pay more from their wages so the super-wealthy could protect their inheritances. No wonder that the alternative of taxing the rich is hugely popular.

No to the coronavirus act

Boris Johnson has recklessly abandoned all the Covid-19 regulations such as mask wearing and social distancing. He has herded children and workers into unsafe schools.

Europe’s imperialism is still reliant on US

The Western ruling classes’ response to the entirely predictable Taliban victory in Afghanistan is astonishing—combining arrogance, self-deception, and panic.

Rebel against police powers

After a week of the “Impossible Rebellion” organised by Extinction Rebellion (XR), the police stepped up their repression to crush the climate protests.

Same lies to justify killings in Afghanistan two decades on

All the lies used to justify the terror the West inflicted on Afghanistan 20 years ago played out over its airstrike on children last week.

Don’t obscure Marx’s valuable insights

It is hazardous to treat the Grundrisse as where we can find the real Marx. But it looks as if this is where Harvey is going

Cambo—how the state greases the wheels of profit

Why do politicians look set to allow a new oil drill off the coast of Scotland?

State tried to derail Black Lives Matter

Something of an echo of the establishment panic of the late 1960s is reverberating around the seats of power in Britain and the US.

Ignoring Covid won’t work

Covid-19 related deaths in Britain stand at a shocking average of 100 each day according to official data. That’s a rise of 54 percent in a week.

Don’t be fooled—there is money for refugees

The right is spinning arguments against refugees coming to Britain. They claim there’s “no room” or “not enough money” to take them all in.

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