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Brexit bluster can’t hide Tories’ EU troubles


A year ago Brexit dominated the headlines to the point of utter tedium. Now, of course, it’s the Covid-19 pandemic, which is too deadly to tolerate boredom. But Brexit is mounting a comeback, with a vengeance.

Donald Trump’s shooter comments show how racism comes from the top


President Donald Trump’s response to the murder of two anti-racist protesters was to support the killer.

This is a crisis of capitalism, not virus lockdowns


As millions of people fear for their jobs, bankers and bosses celebrated a bonanza on the stock market.

Energy rows in the Mediterranean reflect deepening imperialist rivalries


There is a scramble going on to grab the gas reserves in the north eastern Mediterranean. Competition over energy is interwoven with the growing struggle for dominance in a Middle East thrown into chaos

Why the Labour left is weak


Even some of the Labour right are starting to get fed up with their party leader Keir Starmer.

Challenge the system to fight for black lives


The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement forced institutional racism onto the political agenda and shook the establishment.

Exams U-turn shows that action can beat the Tories


Students have taught all of us a lesson in class war. Protest gets results.

Workplace outbreaks underline continued risk posed by Covid-19


The government has not conquered coronavirus, and its failed policies are increasing the risk of a deadly second wave.

Betrayal of Palestine will aid Israel and US


For decades Arab rulers’ betrayals have allowed Israel to grab more Palestinian land under the guise of a “peace process”.

End an unfair exam system


Class, not ability, determines what grades you get in school— and the exams fiasco in Scotland made that explicit.  

A jobs massacre has begun—time to fight


Britain is in the middle of a horrific jobs slaughter—some 730,000 jobs have already gone since March. 

Battles and infighting inside Labour reflect the party’s limits


 A vicious battle is being fought inside the Labour Party over a dizzyingly complex series of leaks, rumours and court cases.

Israeli state is worried about questioning of its history 


As Seth Rogen talks about Israel’s lies, Tomáš Tengely-Evans looks at the myths around the foundation of the state

NHS protests point the way to win change


The NHS workers’ pay revolt is hugely welcome. It shows how there is real anger in society and working class fury can explode unexpectedly, often outside the official channels of the labour movement.

We can still fight Israel


 

What are the roots of antisemitism?


Antisemitism belongs to the right. That’s a simple and straightforward fact. But it’s an important argument in the face of attempts to cast the whole of left wing politics as tarnished with antisemitism.

Make rich pay for care


The Tories are looking to any avenue to solve the crisis in adult social care—without taxing the rich.

Tories won’t tackle racism—they’ll fuel it


The government’s lie that it’s “committed to tackling racism” has been exposed once again. The Metropolitan Police has increased its use of stop and search powers. 

Fight the claim that the left is antisemitic 


The renewed assault on the left is bigger than Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party. Disgraceful accusations of antisemitism are flung almost indiscriminately at the whole of the left.

Tories’ pitiful ‘green’ plan is completely inadequate


The government’s latest ‘green’ economic recovery plan is a cover for policies that benefit polluting big businesses writes Nick Clark

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