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Theresa May's gamble on Trump will surely backfire


Theresa May must have thought it was a smart move to become the first foreign leader to meet Donald Trump in the White House.

Stop playing the Labour right’s Brexit game


The Labour Party is getting itself into yet another pickle. This time it’s over Theresa May’s plan to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty and start the two-year countdown to Britain leaving the European Union (EU).

Women’s Marches showed we can resist the right and fight for a radically different world


The Women’s Marches last Saturday were a brilliant boost to everyone struggling for a better world.

After Supreme Court ruling on Article 50, fight for a left wing, anti-racist Brexit


Brexit raises the question of what sort of society we want to live in

Trump plans right wing horror show for world


As millions marched against him over the weekend, Donald Trump and his coterie of jackals have reminded the world why he is so despised.

Left whispers in France


After five years in office hammering workers, the Labour-type Socialist Party in France looks set to pick an outspoken opponent of its own policies as presidential candidate.

Obama must take his share of blame


Barack Obama departs the US presidency amid a cloud of praise and nostalgia.

The single market is no solution for workers


Theresa May’s programme for Brexit is steeped in toxic nationalism and xenophobia.

The infamous eight


Eight men have been revealed to be worth as much as the poorest 50% of the world.

How the left can win amid global turmoil


Last year was remarkable. In some ways the election of Donald Trump in the US summarises many trends.

Seize on Tory splits to build the struggle


In her latest attempt to appear in control, prime minister Theresa May has unveiled her vision of the “shared society”.

Spooky schemes and Israel


Israeli ambassador Mark Regev (Pic: International Maritime Organisation)

Row with Russia exposes imperialist rivalries


What we call “the US”, “China”, and “Russia” are geographically based capitalist power-complexes. Their interests sometimes overlap, but often conflict. Even as dramatic a change of personnel as Trump’s victory isn’t going to dissolve these rivalries.

No more backsliding on defending migrants


It’s no surprise that 2017 begins with attacks on migrant workers. But it’s disappointing that so many come from members of the Labour Party.

Foreign aid is not the scandal


The right wing media has got into a frenzy over foreign aid. Britain spends 0.7 percent of its gross national income on foreign aid—that’s far too much for the likes of the Daily Mail newspaper.

How could Labour have done better in Sleaford?


There’s no reason for Labour to be squeezed between a racist Brexit and a neoliberal defence of the European Union

Anger at the system rattles the ruling class


Mark Carney warned last week that politicians had to tackle the growing “isolation and detachment” that working class people feel towards capitalism. The Bank of England governor is just the latest figure in the ruling class to feel the ground shifting beneath his feet.

Is this the end for national strikes?


Will we see a national strike by large numbers of workers ever again?

Tories split on Brussels—it's time to sprout resistance


One thing will be certain in 2017—the Tories will continue to tear one another apart over Brexit.

We need mass mobilisations on the streets to push back the fascists—not state bans


The government is to ban the fascist group National Action this week. It will be the first fascist group to be proscribed as a terrorist organisation.

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