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Uber workers' win gives us a lift


In a welcome judgement, an employment tribunal has ruled in favour of two Uber taxi drivers.

Tories' Heathrow runway expansion plan is a flight of fantasy


Any expansion of London airports is bad news for public health and the planet—and a third runway at Heathrow is perhaps the worst.

Corbyn must reach out to the movement


Jeremy Corbyn’s trouncing of the Labour right in the leadership contest showed the potential to build a movement against austerity and racism.

Don’t be played by the ‘gig economy’ hype


A new report hails the ‘digital platforms’ that are making workers ‘independent’. But the claims are misleading, writes Alistair Farrow

Could our rulers ease Syria’s torment? Only by pulling out and leaving it alone


The Syrian war is an obscenity, a brutal meat-grinder that consumes mainly the innocent. It goes on only because it is in the interest of rival imperialist powers and their local clients and allies.

As Tories fight - we need a vision of a left Brexit


it’s never a good sign for a prime minister when they are forced to say they have “full confidence” in their chancellor only a few weeks after appointing him.

Ched Evans retrial - process will discourage women from reporting rape


Footballer Ched Evans was found not guilty of rape last week, following a retrial after his conviction for rape in 2012.

Angry at society? Let’s fight for a better one


There is a deep bitterness in British society. Every serious analysis of the vote for Britain to exit the European Union (EU) concedes that the Leave vote was fuelled, at least partially, by anger.

Cops’ filth won’t wash


More former police officers have spoken out against the policing of striking miners during the 1984 Battle of Orgreave.

Ukip’s been floored—but is it a killer blow?


Nigel Farage’s party should have been careful what it wished for. Sadie Robinson diagnoses the racists’ post-Brexit headaches

Theresa May shifts to the right—but makes new enemies


Theresa May used last week’s Tory conference in Birmingham to shift her party and her government sharply to the right.

Deutsche Bank— the profit unarmed


Deutsche Bank has symbolised German capitalism ever since its foundation in 1870, on the eve of Germany’s unification.

Troops let off the leash to inflict more brutality


Theresa May pledged this week to “put an end to the industry of vexatious claims” against soldiers under human rights law.

Labour’s racism ruse


Activist Jackie Walker was removed as the vice chair of Labour left group Momentum on Monday.

The big powers' UN squabble reveals their phoney tears for syria


The US, Britain and Russia squabbled at the United Nations on Monday about who was to blame for the latest atrocities in Syria.

Don’t pass up chance to mobilise the fight against the Tory austerity


When Tory leader Theresa May moved into Downing Street, the pundits claimed that the Tory splits had been healed.

Best of both worlds is a dangerous illusion for Labour left


An important discussion took place at the Momentum event in Liverpool last weekend on Parliamentary Socialism in the 21st Century.

British bombs helped end ceasefire in syria


The shaky ceasefire in Syria has collapsed after just a week. British forces played their role in continuing the suffering of people in Syria.

A band of biased brothers—the media and Corbyn


Two major TV programmes attacking Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and his supporters aired this week.

Union backing for Hinkley Point could cost the earth


The decision to build a new nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point in Somerset is a disaster for safety, the environment and workers’ living standards.

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