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Livingstone case shows it’s risky for Corbyn to appease the right


Every time the Labour right have confronted Jeremy Corbyn and his supporters in open combat they’ve been defeated, usually humiliatingly. But they’ve just been allowed to score a major victory

Regional rivalries lie behind Trump shifts


Why is Donald Trump destabilising the Middle East? For that’s what he’s doing by moving the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and withdrawing from the nuclear deal with Iran.

Get out of Afghanistan


At least 400 extra British troops could soon be sent to Afghanistan.

Media bias over Israeli state hits a new low


The murder of Palestinians on Monday had a perpetrator, a criminal actor. It was Israel whose snipers fired into the crowds.

Cultural boycott is a way to expose Israel


The Israeli government has poured millions of pounds into promoting musicians and artists as the liberal face of Israel, explicitly to replace stories of its occupation of Palestine.

Israel - the imperialist outpost in the Middle East


This week marks the 70th anniversary of the Nakba, or catastrophe. This is how Palestinians describe the expulsion of 850,000 Palestinians from their homes by Israeli forces in 1948.

Press regulation would only protect rich and powerful


The Tories and press barons got their way last week.

Labour left must not give in to right over immigration


Promising to control levels of migration is a well trodden path for Labour. It’s not one the left should follow, writes Alistair Farrow

Tories won’t be toppled unless we push harder


Crisis after crisis piles on top of Theresa May. For all the moaning of right wing Labour MPs, the Tories lost the local elections in England last week.

Young need real change, not a one-off payment


A think-tank called this week for a one-off payment of £10,000 to be paid to UK citizens when they turn 25 years old.

Don’t dress Marxists up as liberals, Mason


It’s an interesting sign of the troubles with which capitalism is struggling that the coverage of Karl Marx’s bicentenary has been pretty respectful.

Israel's stunt to stoke war


In a strange and dramatic speech on Monday, Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu revealed Iran’s evil plan.

Use Windrush fury to turn tide over racism


Theresa May and her cabinet of millionaires face a huge political crisis. We have to make sure that this moment becomes a turning point in the battle against the government and against all forms of racism.

Windrush scandal shows how ‘Britishness’ stinks


The Windrush scandal has revealed a stinking, festering hypocrisy at the heart of “Britishness”.

Get ready to protest if Trump comes to Britain


Bigoted US president Donald Trump has been “pencilled” in to come to Britain on 14 July, according to the Daily Mail newspaper’s “sources”.

Vote Labour on 3 May—but organise action too


Local elections across much of England on 3 May are a chance to deliver a verdict on Theresa May’s regime of racism, austerity and war.

Marx’s insights help us fight against oppression today


One of the greatest myths about the revolutionary Karl Marx is that he had nothing to say about why some people are oppressed.

Koreas are pawns in a much bigger game


Is Donald Trump about to have a “Nixon in China” moment? The signs are that his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un may actually deliver a diplomatic success instead of descending into a disastrous war between the two countries.

The Cold War rhetoric is inflated—but there are real risks


There have been claims on both sides that the Syrian crisis marks the most serious confrontation between Washington and Moscow since the Cuban missile crisis

March—and then strike


The Trade Union Congress demonstration in London on 12 May could be a real boost to the resistance against Theresa May’s rotten government.

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