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Trade unions’ Brexit mistake


The leader of Britain’s biggest union has praised Labour’s call for Britain to stay in the European single market (see page 3).

Kill capitalism—before it kills us


Residents of Hokkaido, Japan, were woken up early on Tuesday morning by sirens, loudspeaker announcements and phone alerts telling them to seek cover immediately.

Can Portugal's government give us hope?


What do the experiences of other left wing governments tell us about the possibilities for a future Jeremy Corbyn Labour government?

A pack of racist lies over Travellers in Cromer


Travellers did not run amok in a Norfolk seaside town last weekend—and the town was not put on “lockdown”

The bell could yet toll for Theresa May—if we fight


Weakened and discredited, May must preside over a mess—and with very few allies

Are bosses allowed to ship in agency workers to replace strikers?


The issue of bosses using agency workers in an effort to replace strikers has come to the fore in recent disputes.

The Tories' Brexit dilemma is a chance to fight for socialist demands


 

Sierre Leone mudslide death toll is no ‘natural’ disaster


Landslides and flooding killed hundreds of people in the West African state of Sierra Leone on Monday.

Wages down, prices up—time to fight the Tories' squeeze on our living standards


The Tories and bosses tried to spin new inflation figures released on Tuesday as good news for workers.

Sexist attitudes behind police failings in Newcastle abuse case


Sexual abuse and sexist attitudes aren’t the preserve of Asian men. They are at the heart of capitalist society. And this explains police failings.

Fat cats rake it in—make them pay out


Some newspapers last week reported that Britain’s top bosses have suffered a 17 percent pay cut. The real news is that the gap between bosses’ and workers’ wages is growing.

Do workers need a new strike ballot after 12 weeks?


Groups of workers who’ve led impressive strikes this year have then halted their action to run a second ballot once 12 weeks have passed.

Who really tolerates tyrants?


Politicians and pundits have whipped themselves up into moral outrage over Venezuelan “dictator”—or rather, elected president—Nicolas Maduro.

It's anger that fuels votes for an alternative


Is it really any wonder that people backed a manifesto that sought to reverse some of the worst effects of that crusade for the richest in society?

Courts protect warmonger Tony Blair


British newspapers were furious at a bomb maker who was jailed on terror charges last week.

Seize our rulers’ crisis to win real change


The people at the top of society are in trouble. We need to be organised to exploit their vulnerability and force them out, and fight for a better society in the process

The logic behind the crossover between Holocaust deniers and Israel’s allies


If you keep crying “Wolf!” don’t be surprised when the real beast enters the room.

Why we won’t get an anti-racist police force


Police officers in England have killed three black men in a month. Edson Da Costa died after being stopped by police in Newham, east London, on 15 June. His life support was switched off on 21 June.

Corbyn can’t afford a muddle on Brexit


Politicians who tied themselves in knots over whether to leave the European Union (EU) are finding the question of how to leave just as uncomfortable.

The Tories are the living dead - end the zombie regime


A letter of no confidence in Theresa May is already circulating among Conservative MPs.

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