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Erdogan’s imperial play comes undone


The Brazilian Marxist Ruy Mauro Marini coined the concept of “sub-imperialism” back in the 1960s. The concept applies perfectly to Turkey under president Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Wealth and power meant establishment ignored child abuse


The establishment spent decades turning “a blind eye” to allegations of child sexual abuse.

After Weinstein guilty verdict—fight sexism everywhere


The conviction of Harvey Weinstein for rape and sexual harassment ought to be a spur for a war against sexism everywhere.

Labour leadership don’t inspire hope


Why is the Labour Party leadership election so depressing? Clearly it has something to do with the line-up. In all probability it will come down to the choice between Keir Starmer, the shadow Brexit secretary, and Rebecca Long-Bailey, the candidate of the left.

Systematic hypocrisy and the death of Caroline Flack


The suicide of Caroline Flack has opened up debate about the media, reality TV and mental distress. But jumping to simplistic explanations or solutions will not help vulnerable people, says Sarah Bates

Come out and join the fightback


Faced with a vicious Tory government, we need to step up the fightback outside parliament urgently.

Eugenics scandal exposes Tory bigotry


Andrew Sabisky always dreamed it was his destiny that one day he would work at 10 Downing Street. And that day was last Monday.

Coronavirus shows capitalism is sick


It is still too early to say how serious an epidemic Covid?19—as the latest coronavirus outbreak is now known—will prove to be.

The left has many problems, being ‘too woke’ isn’t one of them


Left wingers who claim that being ‘woke’ about oppression is a turn off for working class people propagate poisonous nonsense, says Simon Basketter

Israel supporters are on a new offensive


The Witchhunt smearing anti-Zionists as antisemites has moved on to new targets

Trade unions—act, don’t just talk


Heart Unions Week—the TUC union federation’s annual publicity campaign—this year focuses on challenging sexual harassment at work.

Build the resistance to Tories’ rancid racism


Anti-racists and socialists have repeatedly said that Boris Johnson will use racism in order to shore up his rule and divide opposition. His 81-seat majority in parliament makes it easier for the Tories to force through more attacks.

Drive for profit benefits the spread of disease


Environmental changes mean more risk of viruses being passed from animals to humans says Yuri Prasad

What comes next for the left after Corbyn?


Activists gathered in London last week to debate why Labour lost last year’s general election, and where now for the left after the end of Corbynism

The left must move on from Brexit splits


“I have taken great care not to deride, bewail, or execrate human actions, but to understand them, ” the great philosopher Baruch Spinoza wrote in the Introduction to his Political Treatise, unfinished when he died in 1677.

Be scared—into action


Fear and anger are powerful emotions.

Build resistance after Tory climate cop outs


Boris Johnson has unveiled the Tories’ “strategy” in hosting the United Nations (UN) Cop 26 climate talks in November.

Do not value migrants just for their ‘productivity’


We mustn’t let business interests dominate arguments against the Tories’ vicious immigration bill, says Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Get Trump’s hands off Palestine


“We will make history,” said Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu ahead of an announcement by Donald Trump on Tuesday. One way or another, that’s almost certainly true.

Tories’ assembly of inaction on climate change


Around 150 people have begun the process of kick-starting Britain’s first “climate assembly”.

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