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McGuinness went from rebel to minister


Rebels are often condemned in their lifetime and praised in death. Former Irish Republican Army (IRA) leader Martin McGuiness managed to receive the praise while still alive.

The best democracy that money can buy


Elections can be bought. While voters are no longer bought beer in rotten boroughs, the spending at elections is eye watering.

Labour’s right wing MPs won’t be beaten at their own game


So much has changed inside the Labour Party, and yet so little.

Hammond's national insurance climbdown exposed Tory weaknesses


Tory chancellor Philip Hammond has shown that the Tories are for turning.

The real national insurance scandal is bogus self-employment


What’s the truth about the changes in national insurance contributions (NICs) for self-employed people?

Labour has to back Scottish independence, not just a second referendum


The Labour Party is trying to face two ways over Scottish independence—and the result will be disastrous.

Struggles in China pay off everywhere


Alex Callinicos writes on globalisation and how we can learn from struggles and victories around the world such as in China

We need bold politics to beat the racist right


Racist lies dominate much of mainstream politics. But wide sections of the population are repulsed by the lurch to the right of those at the top.

Famine and crisis fuelled by the West


The world faces the largest humanitarian crisis since the end of the Second World War.

We need to fight for new referendum on Scottish independence


Theresa May has set herself on a collision course with everyone who wants an independent Scotland

Trump, Obama and Watergate—how struggle from below can force crisis at the top


US president Donald Trump has accused former president Barack Obama of bugging his home in the penthouse of Trump Tower during the presidential election campaign

The SWP, TUSC and Labour—how do we take on the Tories?


A left electoral challenge to Labour at the moment would be a barrier to building broader resistance to the Tories

Defend women's right to choose


The Daily Mail newspaper launched an attack on abortion rights this week. Its front page on Monday raged against Marie Stopes charity doctors for approving abortions “for women they have never even met”.

Shape the revolts to give the Tories a kicking


In the first ten weeks of 2017, more than 400,000 people across Britain have joined demonstrations against US president Donald Trump, racism and attacks on the health service.

Theresa May’s stitch-up over Brexit could unravel


Since the Copeland and Stoke-on-Trent Central by-elections last week, the media have paused in their condemnations of Jeremy Corbyn only to sing the praises of Theresa May.

‘Centre ground’ offers no way to beat right


If you’re on the left it can feel like there isn’t much to be cheerful about. But it isn’t true that everything is going one way.

Defy the Trade Union Act


Workers’ rights were rolled back this week as rules in the Trade Union Act 2016 came into force.

Ukip in crisis again as hard racists blame 'wet' racists for by-election defeat


Open warfare has broken out in the racist Ukip party. Ukip leader Paul Nuttall’s failure to win the Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election last month has provoked a fresh round of infighting.

Has the ‘deep state’ turned on Donald Trump?


ONE STRIKING feature of contemporary politics is the development of intense conflicts within the ruling class, with each side denouncing the other as liars.

Make Saturday 18 March a day of revolt against racism


The protests against US president Donald Trump and his state visit have been magnificent, but the government is still determined that he will come.

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