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What actually makes a ­person middle class?


Tomáš Tengely-Evans argues that being middle class isn’t about your lifestyle, accent, or whether you do a manual job

Johnson faces a crisis—but he isn’t finished


He may have lost a battle last Saturday, but he hasn’t lost the war

Stand with Catalonia after new wave of repression


Massive protests erupted across Catalonia this week after a Spanish court sentenced nine pro-independence Catalan leaders to vicious prison terms.

Celebrate the climate movement - and join it


The International Rebellion has brought together tens of thousands of people across the globe to demand climate justice.

Imperialists betray the Kurds—again


The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have denounced Donald Trump’s decision to pull back American troops blocking a Turkish invasion of northern Syria as a “betrayal”. Of course they’re right.

Treat drug use as a health issue, not a criminal one


Sadie Robinson looks at a new programme to give heroin users diamorphine which aims to help people escape addiction

The cops aren’t on our side


Police actions against Extinction Rebellion (XR) show their job is to ensure business as usual under capitalism.

Climate rebellion must beware of false friends


False friends are clustering around the climate movement. They know that millions of people across the world support climate action to avert catastrophe. Instead of denying the need for it, they pose as sympathetic but “reasonable”.

‘National unity’ is only for the bosses


Amid the stew of Brexit speculation, there are more calls for a “national unity” government.

What can we do about rising sea levels?


Sea levels are rising faster than ever before with catastrophic consequences for human survival and animal and marine life.

Break up the British state


The crisis in official politics has made the break-up of the British state a living debate again.

Build the climate movement to win a better world


The climate rebellion is entering a crucial new chapter. Thousands of Extinction Rebellion (XR) activists plan to take over parts of central London as part of the International Rebellion.

Labour Party conference showed how leaders lag behind membership’s radicalism


One takeaway from last week’s Labour Party conference is that the members are further ahead than the leadership and the trade unions.

Climate denial is tip of iceberg at United Nations summit


When Greta Thunberg blasted world leaders at the United Nations (UN), she spoke for millions who are angry at their inaction on climate change.

Millions left without suitable homes in Tory housing crisis


Millions are in housing need while hundreds of thousands of homes lie empty.

New book Bad News for Labour busts antisemitism claims


A book on Labour, the media and antisemitism is both rigorous and accessible

No more wars over oil


Saudi Arabia and the US are driving closer to war with Iran, following drone strikes on Saudi Arabian oil plants last Saturday.

Climate action shows how to take control


The global climate strike this Friday has shown how trade unions can revive.

Class isn’t just oppression—it’s the power to fight back


Union leaders agreed to define class as a form of discrimination. But it’s not just another oppression, argues Sadie Robinson

The Iraq war is still haunting US foreign policy


John Bolton's dismissal can be traced back to an earlier Republican presidency in which Bolton served, that of George W Bush

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