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Art auction paints a picture of capitalism's warped priorities

Art auction paints a picture of capitalisms warped priorities Some £340 million for a painting by Leonardo da Vinci—and possibly a fake one at that—may seem a touch steep. But it’s a small price to pay for billionaires keen to hide away their cash.

Take academies back into public hands

academies The scandal over Wakefield City Academies Trust has exposed the realities of privatisation. Many people want the schools abandoned by the trust to be run by the council.

Stop the drive to a new war in Middle East

Stop the drive to a new war in Middle East The prospect of another war hangs over the Middle East—this time in Lebanon.

Saudi-Iran rivalry is behind new turmoil

Saudi-Iran rivalry is  behind new turmoil Saudi Arabia has mostly been a stable pillar of the imperialist order in the Middle East.

Tory cabinet in crisis and we can get them out

Tory cabinet in crisis and we can get them out  Tory rule stands on the shakiest of foundations.

Erratic Trump gives a boost to US rivals

Erratic Trump gives   a boost to US rivals Anyone who's watched Ken Burns’s flawed but absorbing documentary about the Vietnam War must have been struck by the interplay between presidential politics in Washington and the rhythm of combat in Southeast Asia.

Saving Scottish Labour


Recovery for Labour in Scotland is a real possibility. The race for the leadership of Scottish Labour reflects why.

Tory scum floats on top of a sexist society


Allegations of serious sexual harassment and abuse by MPs have shone a light on the sexism which lies at the heart of our society.

Labour won’t win change by acting ‘respectable’


As the prospect of government nears, the pressure is on Labour to distance itself from the movement, writes Sadie Robinson

After Heaton-Harris - what are the real threats to academic freedom?


Was the Heaton-Harris affair just a storm in a teacup? Christopher Heaton-Harris is the pro-Leave Tory whip who wrote to university vice-chancellors asking for information about “professors involved in the teaching of European affairs, with particular reference to Brexit”.

Abortion is a right


Poorer women in Northern Ireland who come to England to have an abortion will now be able to claim money for travel and accommodation.

Border controls mean slavery and death


Tuesday marked one year since the demolition of the “jungle” refugee camp by cops in Calais.And one year on the refugee crisis is as bad as ever.

Catalan struggle can damage smug bosses


“When the first reports of serious disorders in Catalonia were reaching Madrid, the English ambassador wrote home that he saw ‘nothing in the business that is hard to settle’.”

Justice for contaminated blood survivors now


The government’s consultation regarding a public inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal ended on Tuesday.

There’s no capitalism without racism


We have to fight together against Islamophobia, antisemitism and racism. But we also need to confront the capitalist system that produces racism.

The European Union vs Theresa May—neither side is progressive


The Brexit negotiations will probably stay stuck after this week’s meeting of the European Council.

Services on the brink


Public services are at breaking point after seven years of Tory austerity.

Fighting racism means fighting the Tories


Theresa May has presided over vicious racist assaults both as prime minister and home secretary.

Mariano Rajoy’s repression in Spain props up the European Union too


“When one joins the civil guard, one declares civil war,” wrote the novelist Ramon Sender in 1936, the year his native Spain disintegrated into war.

Our rulers are violent hypocrites


 The Spanish state has responded to the Catalan independence referendum with violence.

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