Some of the longest-suffering victims of Britain’s colonial past managed to embarrass its rulers in front of the world
Cracks in establishment politics are turning into chasms
Recently the Gucci luxury fashion brand produced a jumper which, when pulled over the wearer’s lower head, looks like blackface.
Antisemitic conspiracy theories have nothing to do with the politics of Jeremy Corbyn, with his history of anti-racist and anti-imperialist campaigning, let alone that of the Marxist left
A Channel 4 Dispatches documentary entitled Grenfell: Did the Fire Brigade Fail? aired on Monday.
The threat to the jobs of 3,500 Honda workers in Swindon shows bosses’ contempt for workers.
Finally, all the rumours of a new centre party have given birth to—a mouse
A summit last week exposed rulers’ disdain for Palestinians—but solidarity could block their plans
Two reports this week spelled out the scale of the threat posed by climate change. They follow decades of similar warnings.
High profile cases have pushed internet regulation up the political agenda, but Simon Basketter says it isn’t the answer
Colin Barker, following Erik Olin Wright and Jeremy Hardy, is the latest outstanding socialist whom we have lost these past few days.
There’s a paralysis and sense of unreality in British politics
The 2007-8 financial crash continues to overshadow the world economy. The big economic news last week was the decision of the US central bank, the Federal Reserve Board (Fed), not to increase interest rates.
Tomáš Tengely-Evans unpacks the arguments around the “backstop” agreement and what it means for ordinary people
Working class people everywhere have been hit hard by Tory cuts.
Labour had a chance to stop a major racist Tory attack on migrants this week. It failed
The Marxist sociologist Erik Olin Wright died of leukaemia last week. He was 71 years old.
Public schools help to entrench an unequal society. We can build something better, writes Miriam Scharf
The story of the first Dail shows it’s possible to break the rule of Westminster, writes Simon Basketter
The Spice Girls have come under fire this week for commissioning T-shirts that are made by women earning just 35p an hour.