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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.

Labour must choose a side on migrants


How much longer can the Labour Party keep disagreeing with itself about immigration? Pressure on the party—and the tensions inside it—over immigration are growing.

Britain is segregated - between rich and poor


Racists have seized on a new report on segregation in Britain.

In tough times - some reasons to be cheerful


In tough times, it’s important to celebrate when our side wins. In Italy, Austria and the US, ordinary people recorded heartening victories this week.

The west is no help to Syria


Forces supporting Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad had taken control of up to a third of east Aleppo at the start of this week. The area has been under siege since 2014 and the situation for people there is dire.

Capitalism’s woes run deeper than Brexit


Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Autumn Statement marked another stage in the low-intensity warfare that has gripped the Tory party. They’ve been squabbling since David Cameron struck his ill-fated deal with the European Union (EU) in February.

Defend free movement—not the single market


Theresa May’s Tory government wants to “have its cake and eat it” in Brexit negotiations—but that’s not going to happen.

Jo Cox's murderer—a killer Nazi in a racist society


The conviction of Thomas Mair for the murder of Jo Cox MP led to discussion in the media of his links to Nazi ideology and groups.

Labour needs clarity, not slippage, in defence of migrant workers


So much of what’s said about the supposed economic damage caused by migration is driven by xenophobic fantasy that has nothing to do with any genuine evidence

The Chagos Islands - 'sanitised' by Britain's barbarism


Britain has refused to give the Chagos Islanders the right of return. Nick Clark looks at the history of this great crime

Tories’ fears should encourage us to fight


In turbulent times, all the Tories are sure of is that they will keep attacking us.

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