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Why the world isn’t populists v centrists


World leaders are supposed to present a united face at the annual G7 summit of powerful countries. But for the second year running, Donald Trump made sure their rivalries were on show for all to see.

What is so special about going on strike?


Sadie Robinson looks at what is distinctive about workers striking and why it is an especially powerful form of resistance.

Corbyn’s confusion over the European Union emboldens the right


Labour will commit to holding a referendum on a Brexit deal, if there is a general election in autumn, with an option to remain in the European Union (EU).

British arms found in Yemen show up links between Tories and Saudi Arabia


More evidence of Britain’s role in Saudi Arabia’s war on Yemen was uncovered this week.

Jeffrey Epstein case shows up the system’s abuses


Jeffrey Epstein, the rich child rapist, is dead after taking his own life. That is a slightly more controversial statement than might be imagined.

What can we do about climate refugees?


Gabby Thorpe looks at the plight of people displaced by climate chaos and argues that we should welcome refugees

More prisons won't help stop crime


Boris Johnson said his billion pound boost for prisons would stop them becoming “factories for making bad people worse”.

‘National government’ wouldn’t protect us


Lots of people are rightly appalled that Boris Johnson is our prime minister.

Economic slowdown shows up the weakness of the system


Britain’s economy contracted for the first time in seven years during the second quarter of 2019.

Can rewilding prevent more environmental chaos?


Sarah Bates examines whether rewilding can help stop the coming climate catastrophe

Crisis in Israel flows from the occupation


Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu is facing a crisis. In just under six weeks, the racist warmonger will stand in his second general election in a year.

Tories cry Wolff over EU


Harland and Wolff, the Northern Ireland shipyard, is facing closure. The remaining workforce are fighting bravely to defend their jobs 

Violence in society is driven by our rulers


Horrific shootings in the US last weekend showed where our rulers’ racism can lead.

Step up the fracking fight


Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn reiterated his call for an end to fracking when he visited Lancashire’s Preston New Road anti-fracking protest camp on Tuesday.

Fight for workers’ action against Boris Johnson


Union leaders greeted Boris Johnson’s first week as prime minister by pleading with him to improve workers’ rights. Which is weak even by their standards.

Pound zig-zags are due to Europe crisis


The pound rose on the foreign exchange markets last week after Boris Johnson became the new prime minister. Alex Callinicos looks at why.

A Tory cabinet diverse in its bigotry


Does it matter that Boris Johnson’s newly appointed cabinet is said to be more ethnically diverse than any of its predecessors?

Boris Johnson is set to fail as he mimics May’s Brexit plan


Brexit will be Boris Johnson’s first and unavoidable test.

Reports of child abuse are shaped by media hypocrisy


Peter Bornshin suffered sexual abuse while in the care of social services in the early 1980s. He was tormented by his experiences at the Grafton Close Children’s Home, west London.

The deep roots of the neoliberal crisis


The crisis of the neoliberal order accelerates by the week.

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