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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.

Bosses struggle to defend failing system


Leading Tories are fighting an open battle to defend capitalism. Last week Theresa May hailed the free market as the “greatest agent of collective human progress”.

Jeremy Corbyn’s speech put Labour on the offensive - but also showed up its limits


Jeremy Corbyn was probably right to claim that Labour has become the “political mainstream” under his left wing leadership.

Right’s ability to smear left as antisemitic weakened at Labour conference


In a high point of his speech to Labour conference last month, Jeremy Corbyn affirmed his solidarity with the Palestinian people.

New cycle laws won’t make the roads safer


You’d be forgiven for thinking that cyclists are irresponsible, reckless and potentially deadly if you believe the mainstream press and politicians.

As refugee crisis grows in Europe, we say - let them in


The refugee crisis has not gone away—if anything it is getting worse.

Don’t just savour the Tories’ crisis - organise to make them fall


After decades of right wing ideas dominating political debate in Britain, the left feels more confident.

Theresa May’s Brexit blues make the Tories weaker


Theresa May’s woes deepened after she returned from giving a speech about Brexit in Italy last week. The Sunday Times claimed her “loyal” chancellor Philip Hammond had planned to give her the boot after the Tories’ disastrous general election performance.

Tories axe million public sector jobs


After seven years of brutal attacks on public services there are almost one million fewer public sector jobs.

Shift resistance up a gear to drive May out


Theresa May is desperately trying to gloss over the latest row engulfing the Tories.

Scotland, Labour and independence - what should the left do?


Several thousand people joined the pro-independence Hope Over Fear rally in Glasgow last Saturday.

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