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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.

Mobilise against Trump


US president-elect Donald Trump is putting together a vicious team of reactionaries around him (see page 17). He has also started outlining some of his policies, pretending that they will help US workers.

We don't want Trump—but neither do the bosses


Donald Trump's victory is the result of—and a reaction to—more than thirty years of neoliberalism, writes Alex Callinicos

Defend the NHS on Saturday 26 November


The Tories are ramping up their plans to break up and privatise the NHS.

Don’t despair—we can resist the racist right


After the disastrous election of Donald Trump in the US, black people, migrants, LGBT+ people and Muslims fear an increase in racism and attacks. Women’s rights could be weakened.

Why is Labour in such a muddle over migration?


Labour needs to choose between defending migrants and pandering to racist ‘concerns’, writes Nick Clark

Ruling class in open warfare after court ruling on Brexit


Is Britain beginning to experience the kind of “culture war” that divides the political elite in the US?

We can win if left can offer a way forward


Politics in 2016 have apparently been bad enough to trigger a “Brexistential crisis”

Don't lose Momentum


Labour can fight—to defend migrants and the NHS, for affordable housing and a £10 an hour living wage.

Trading blows turn treaties into toast—why trade deals are in trouble


ONE OF the main drivers of neoliberalism has been the removal of barriers to international trade. It is now in serious trouble.

Tories struggle to fight on many fronts


Theresa May’s ministers this week scuppered some of their predecessors’ key policies.

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.

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