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.
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.
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.
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.
Right wingers have raised the spectre of Communism to discredit Labour’s left wing leader Jeremy Corbyn.
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 idea that a US president’s first 100 days in office should be decisive goes back to Franklin Roosevelt in 1933.
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).
Jeremy Corbyn is energising swathes of people who want to see the back of the Tories.
The Turkish referendum result last week showed up the problems facing the increasingly authoritarian president Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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?
The result of the election on 8?June will decide the fate of left wing Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn.
Everyone should stand against the attempt to force the Labour Party to expel Ken Livingstone.
The internationalism of the Bolsheviks challenged the ideology of the war and posed a threat to the world’s capitalists
Donald Trump ordered an airstrike on a Syrian airbase last week and already the establishment is praising the president's "leadership" writes Alex Callinicos
The world has moved closer towards a deadly military catastrophe in the last week. It’s an utterly chilling prospect.
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.
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.
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.
Most ordinary people are genuinely horrified by what happened—but much of the media’s reaction is disgustingly hypocritical