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Will Hamas repeat Fatah’s mistakes by ceding ground to Israel?


Nearly 50 years since Israel occupied Palestine’s West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem, Palestinian leaders seem further away than ever from getting Israel to leave.

Labour right haven’t a hope - or a clue


The press denunciations of Labour’s leaked draft manifesto have been predictable. “Corbyn’s misguided bid to turn the clock back,” spluttered the Financial Times, “Corbyn’s fantasy land”, the Mail.

How protests beat back the Benyon Bill in 1977 and defended abortion rights


Forty years ago this month some 10,000 people marched in London to defend abortion rights. The demonstration, organised by the National Abortion Campaign (NAC), opposed a bill brought by Tory MP William Benyon.

Theresa May promises more than she can deliver on Brexit


Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, has of course played into Theresa May’s hands. He let his staff leak a thoroughly disparaging account of a dinner she gave for him at Downing Street to a German conservative newspaper.

John McDonnell is right - there’s a lot to be learnt from reading Karl Marx


Right wingers have raised the spectre of Communism to discredit Labour’s left wing leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Bring down the borders - and don’t capitulate to Tory racism on immigration


Theresa May this week reaffirmed her vow to cut net immigration by two thirds, to below 100,000 a year. That target eluded her as home secretary—despite law after law and raid after raid to create a “hostile environment” for migrants.

The not-so-decisive 100 days of Trump


The idea that a US president’s first 100 days in office should be decisive goes back to Franklin Roosevelt in 1933.

Don’t make alliances with the right wing


The idea of a “progressive alliance” is back in fashion. It has been supported both by Caroline Lucas of the Greens and Nicola Sturgeon of the Scottish National Party (SNP).

Don’t sit on the sidelines—let’s kick out Theresa May and fight for an alternative


Jeremy Corbyn is energising swathes of people who want to see the back of the Tories.

Turkish referendum showed problems facing country's authoritarian ruler


The Turkish referendum result last week showed up the problems facing the increasingly authoritarian president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. 

Donald Trump - the war president will crash into reality


Missiles in Syria, a mega-bomb in Afghanistan, a potential nuclear confrontation in Korea—what happened to the Donald Trump who ran as a critic of US foreign wars?

Struggle is key to beating the Tories


The result of the election on 8?June will decide the fate of left wing Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Ken Livingstone, Labour and the fight against antisemitism


Everyone should stand against the attempt to force the Labour Party to expel Ken Livingstone.

Only taking the revolution beyond Russia could save it from ruling classes' attack


The internationalism of the Bolsheviks challenged the ideology of the war and posed a threat to the world’s capitalists

What’s behind the US attack on Syria?


Donald Trump ordered an airstrike on a Syrian airbase last week and already the establishment is praising the president's "leadership" writes Alex Callinicos

War threats flow from logic of imperialism


The world has moved closer towards a deadly military catastrophe in the last week. It’s an utterly chilling prospect.

Is the media sexist because ordinary people are?


Sexist drivel: After a meeting between Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon and Tory prime minister Theresa May all the odious Daily Mail newspaper columnist Sarah Vine could talk about was their legs—for several paragraphs.

Fight for a Brexit for workers


The formal process of Britain leaving the European Union has begun. However we voted in the referendum last June, we now have to work together to beat back the right and seize the opportunities available.

Brexit begins—but is it business as usual?


The Brexit debate is being conducted by two wings of the British political and media elites. Both claim that Britain leaving the European Union (EU) will lead to profound changes—for the worse, according to the Remainers, for the better according to the Tory and Ukip Brexiteers.

Resist racist violence with a mass movement


Most ordinary people are genuinely horrified by what happened—but much of the media’s reaction is disgustingly hypocritical

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