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The global trade war hasn’t been resolved


Last week the developing trade war between the three main economic blocs—the United States, the European Union (EU), and China—seemed to relent.

Report reveals the reality of western ‘aid’


A damning new report in the wake of the Oxfam sexual abuse scandal in Haiti shows how international aid is shaped by Western imperialism

Early deaths for the poor—shame of Tory Britain


Poverty shapes every aspect of our lives—as a BBC documentary highlighted this week.

British heatwave is one example of a world in deep climate crisis


It’s welcome that the consequences of climate change have eventually been recognised. But it’s an insult that it takes a British heatwave for that to happen

Tory NHS racism exposed by health workers


NHS workers are handing back medals they won for fighting the Ebola crisis in west Africa.

As May clings on—don’t wait to drive her out


In what she probably regards as a great achievement, Theresa May has made it through to parliament’s summer break.

Fight antisemitism, not Corbyn’s Labour


If you want to make sense of the row about Jeremy Corbyn and antisemitism you have above all to understand that it has nothing to do with antisemitism.

Academies plan for school privatisation is faltering


The Tories are in trouble over education policy. Miriam Scharf argues now is the time to go on the offensive

Labour MPs out to undermine Palestinian solidarity


Supporters of Israel are piling pressure on the Labour Party to change its new code of conduct which says discussion of the foundation of Israel is “legitimate”.

Huge protest shows prospects for a fightback


The protests against Donald Trump and the Nazis who love him have transformed the mood among socialists and anti-racists in Britain.

Trump’s chaos tour will unleash far right


The extreme centre, as author Tariq Ali dubbed mainstream neoliberal parties, is convinced that Donald Trump’s European tour confirmed he is unfit to be president. And it’s true that his performance has been characteristically erratic, and occasionally idiotic.

Racist warmonger Donald Trump gives confidence to fascists - we must stop both


Donald Trump’s visit to Britain will embolden racists and fascists here and in the US.

Don’t fight for a second EU referendum - fight to get the rotten Tories out


Some say the Tories are making such a mess of Brexit that it would be better to retreat from it altogether.

Darkness at the heart of the British state


Revelations that the British state is complicit in torture destroy the lie that Britain is more “civilised” or progressive than other countries.

No Pride in capitalism


A lot has changed since the first Pride march in London in 1972.

Why EU cannot heal its national divisions


Apparently Jeremy Corbyn is under growing pressure from within the Labour Party to support a second referendum on Brexit. This comes not just from the Tony Blair fan club on the Labour right but also from within Corbyn’s own grassroots support movement Momentum.

Out of control - how the games industry fuels addiction


The NHS is set to start providing treatment to video games addicts. Sarah Bates asks how big the problem is and what is to blame

Brexit collaboration between unions and bosses is bad news for workers


Whatever you think the way forward for workers is over Brexit, you can be sure it won’t come from collaboration between the unions and the bosses.

NHS fight should spark resistance to Tories


It will be great to see tens of thousands of people march for the NHS in London on Saturday. It’s an active response to the desperate crisis of the NHS and a show of defiance.

Corbyn was right to back Palestinians' right to return


After weeks of onslaught against the right to criticise Israel, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn still manages to speak out for Palestinians.

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