Labour deputy leader Tom Watson is hardly the first to use Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky as a cheap insult.
As the Labour leadership contest hots up, Alex Callinicos looks at the roots of the conflict gripping the Labour Party and explains why it matters that Jeremy Corbyn wins
Official figures show a sharp drop in the number of working days “lost” to strikes in 2015 compared to 2014. But the figures don’t necessarily show a recent shift in class struggle.
The Tories could open new grammar schools. The right wing press eagerly explained that this is part of Theresa May’s drive to boost “social mobility”.
One thing the surge in support for Jeremy Corbyn shows is that working class people are seething with anger against politicians and the bosses.
Calls for a truce in the Labour Party risk leading the left to repeat the mistakes of the 1980s, warns Sadie Robinson
Now that Hillary Clinton has been confirmed as the Democratic Party’s presidential candidate the usual arguments are being mobilised to brigade the left behind her. The most important one stresses not the positive qualities of the Democratic candidate but the negative qualities of their Republican opponent.
Simon Basketter continues our series of columns on the Labour Party with a look at one of its lesser-known radicals
Jeremy Corbyn’s critics inside the Labour Party have perfected missing the point.
Politicians have learned nothing from the Chilcot report.
The Labour right are a puzzle. How come they are simultaneously so venomous towards Jeremy Corbyn and, as John McDonnell famously put it, so “useless”?
The leader of the Labour Party called on his supporters last week to join him in building a “social movement” that can force change through parliament.
Young adults in some parts of sub-Saharan Africa are on average 5cm shorter than their counterparts 40 years ago, revealed an extraordinary study released this week.
Commentators were quick to identify the contradiction in Theresa May’s new government. As Robert Peston put it, “her rhetoric is more left wing than Cameron’s was, her cabinet is more right wing than his was.”
The Institute of Race Relations has published its journal Race and Class highlighting the fight against racism in post-war Britain.
For our rulers, ordinary people are best seen and not heard. They want us to accept politics as a spectator sport, and to take as little part in it as possible.
The US Republican Party convention, which took place this week, paints a terrifying picture of US politics at its worst.
The Brexit referendum revealed a united ruling class and a divided working class. A few eccentrics aside, big business backed Britain’s membership of the European Union (EU). They are now united in mourning the result of the vote.
Alistair Farrow spoke to activists from the US about the growing movement against racist attacks—and for a better system
Britain’s rulers breathed a sigh of relief when Theresa May became prime minister without the need for a vote. But don’t believe everything is now calm.