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Don’t let blame for Grenfell Tower disaster be deflected onto firefighters


A Channel 4 Dispatches documentary entitled Grenfell: Did the Fire Brigade Fail? aired on Monday.

Honda job losses - the crisis in the car industry is about capitalism, not Brexit


The threat to the jobs of 3,500 Honda workers in Swindon shows bosses’ contempt for workers.

Centre group is formed on shrinking ground


Finally, all the rumours of a new centre party have given birth to—a mouse

Arab rulers risk revolt by betraying Palestine


A summit last week exposed rulers’ disdain for Palestinians—but solidarity could block their plans

Scrap capitalism to save the planet


Two reports this week spelled out the scale of the threat posed by climate change. They follow decades of similar warnings.

Should the internet be policed? And if so, by who?


High profile cases have pushed internet regulation up the political agenda, but Simon Basketter says it isn’t the answer

Colin Barker - a Marxist committed to socialism from below


Colin Barker, following Erik Olin Wright and Jeremy Hardy, is the latest outstanding socialist whom we have lost these past few days.

Our action can break the Brexit blockage


There’s a paralysis and sense of unreality in British politics

Banks propped up by states a decade on


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.

What’s behind the hard border debate in Ireland?


Tomáš Tengely-Evans unpacks the arguments around the “backstop” agreement and what it means for ordinary people

We're cut as the rich prosper


Working class people everywhere have been hit hard by Tory cuts.

Labour’s shameful betrayal of migrants


 Labour had a chance to stop a major racist Tory attack on migrants this week. It failed

Class was the key for Erik Olin Wright


The Marxist sociologist Erik Olin Wright died of leukaemia last week. He was 71 years old.

Engines of Privilege—Dismantling an education system for the powerful


Public schools help to entrench an unequal society. We can build something better, writes Miriam Scharf

The first Dail—when Ireland defied Westminster


The story of the first Dail shows it’s possible to break the rule of Westminster, writes Simon Basketter

Textile workers in Bangladesh don’t wannabe exploited


The Spice Girls have come under fire this week for commissioning T-shirts that are made by women earning just 35p an hour.

Media bias is business as usual


Diane Abbott’s disgraceful treatment on the BBC’s Question Time programme shone a light on media bias.

Jeremy Corbyn can break the impasse over Brexit if he backs free movement


After the crushing House of Commons defeat for her deal with the European Union (EU), Theresa May has been going through the motions of talking to opposition parties.

The Carillion collapse and capital


Carillion, a former giant firm in construction, outsourcing and privatisation, went bust one year ago. It was one of the go-to firms to get rid of public services, first with New Labour and now with the Tories.

US school strikes are the best way to fight Trump


The arrogant, racist bigot US president Donald Trump can seem immune to opposition.

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