Donald Trump is not just “business as usual”. He represents something more overtly and aggressively racist, sexist and undemocratic than most politicians.
Theresa May must have thought it was a smart move to become the first foreign leader to meet Donald Trump in the White House.
The Labour Party is getting itself into yet another pickle. This time it’s over Theresa May’s plan to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty and start the two-year countdown to Britain leaving the European Union (EU).
The Women’s Marches last Saturday were a brilliant boost to everyone struggling for a better world.
Brexit raises the question of what sort of society we want to live in
As millions marched against him over the weekend, Donald Trump and his coterie of jackals have reminded the world why he is so despised.
After five years in office hammering workers, the Labour-type Socialist Party in France looks set to pick an outspoken opponent of its own policies as presidential candidate.
Barack Obama departs the US presidency amid a cloud of praise and nostalgia.
Theresa May’s programme for Brexit is steeped in toxic nationalism and xenophobia.
Eight men have been revealed to be worth as much as the poorest 50% of the world.
Last year was remarkable. In some ways the election of Donald Trump in the US summarises many trends.
In her latest attempt to appear in control, prime minister Theresa May has unveiled her vision of the “shared society”.
Israeli ambassador Mark Regev (Pic: International Maritime Organisation)
What we call “the US”, “China”, and “Russia” are geographically based capitalist power-complexes. Their interests sometimes overlap, but often conflict. Even as dramatic a change of personnel as Trump’s victory isn’t going to dissolve these rivalries.
It’s no surprise that 2017 begins with attacks on migrant workers. But it’s disappointing that so many come from members of the Labour Party.
The right wing media has got into a frenzy over foreign aid. Britain spends 0.7 percent of its gross national income on foreign aid—that’s far too much for the likes of the Daily Mail newspaper.
There’s no reason for Labour to be squeezed between a racist Brexit and a neoliberal defence of the European Union
Mark Carney warned last week that politicians had to tackle the growing “isolation and detachment” that working class people feel towards capitalism. The Bank of England governor is just the latest figure in the ruling class to feel the ground shifting beneath his feet.
Will we see a national strike by large numbers of workers ever again?
One thing will be certain in 2017—the Tories will continue to tear one another apart over Brexit.