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Why the right want to control women’s bodies

Why the right want to control women’s bodies After the appointment of anti-choice judge Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court, Sarah Bates looks at why opposing abortion is a defining issue for the right

French state exploits murder to attack Muslims

French state exploits murder to attack Muslims The murder and beheading of teacher Samuel Paty in France last week was appalling. It must not be used to deepen Islamophobia and racism.

The Tories are weak— and we can stop them

The Tories are weak— and we can stop them The Tory government is wrecking working class people’s futures, and gambling with their lives.

Can Johnson survive Covid-19 and Brexit?

Can Johnson survive Covid-19 and Brexit? Weak and nasty” has been a good description of all Tory governments since the fall of Margaret Thatcher nearly 30 years ago. None fit this description better than Boris Johnson’s administration.

MPs cash in despite crisis

MPs cash in despite crisis Unemployment is soaring and average pay is falling. Millions of Britain’s poorest households could see their incomes cut by £20 a week from April, when a temporary rise in Universal Credit is due to expire.

The real divide across Britain is class

Manchester mayor Andy Burnham Coronavirus has highlighted deep class divisions across British society. But for the mainstream press in England, the divide is between the North and South. 

The sickness coming from the White House


There are three things to understand about Donald Trump at present. The first is that he may be incoherent and self-obsessed, but he’s not a fool.

A failure of the system, not individuals


The Tories have repeatedly tried to scapegoat ordinary people to avoid responsibility for their own mishandling of the pandemic.

Labour doesn’t want to spook the establishment


Gary Haggarty, a member of the pro-British paramilitary organisation the Ulster Volunteer Force in Northern Ireland, worked as a paid agent of Special Branch cops.

European economies are headed for crash


The political disarray the pandemic is causing in Britain and the United States has made the European Union (EU) look good by comparison.

A lockdown on dissent


There was justified anger from the left in response to new government teaching guidelines that ban anti-capitalist teaching materials from classrooms.

Resist the drive for profit that is killing us


Capitalism keeps a tiny minority of people rich off the back of work that is done by the vast majority of people.

Covid-19 is creating new political divides


More and more coronavirus is reshaping politics

The Tories’ jobs scheme—patching up a failing jobs market


The new jobs scheme announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak on Thursday reflects growing panic over the end of the furlough scheme, which closes on 31 October. However, it will not prevent surging unemployment in Britain or offer workers the protection they need.

Blood scandal that ruined lives covered up


A Tory government knowingly put ordinary people’s health at risk and caused the unnecessary deaths of thousands of people. They then poured time, effort and money into trying to cover up their actions.  

Trump is escalating an ideological war


It’s always been a mistake to underestimate Donald Trump. This is especially true now, when he’s fighting ferociously to stay in the White House. Not underestimating him means taking him seriously as a political operator, but also as an ideologist.

Attacks on women’s rights after death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg should be resisted on the streets


The debate over who will replace United States Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader-Ginsburg after her death on Friday has already begun

Stop the jobs massacre when furlough ends


People are being thrown out of work at the sharpest rate since the recession in 2009

It’s one rule for us and another for the rich


The government’s whole approach is sunk in hypocrisy

International law is made for capitalism


International law helps to regulate the relations between capitalist states. It plays an increasingly important role in providing a framework for the activities of transnational corporation

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