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Marx’s explanation of why capitalism goes into crisis


This year marks 200 years since Karl Marx’s birth. Sadie Robinson looks at his analysis of what lies behind economic crises.

VIDEO - Haringey residents fight the HDV


Haringey residents fight to keep their homes

Haringey—the people against the developers


A battle by ordinary people against estate demolitions in north London could be on the edge of victory. Alistair Farrow spoke to residents about the fight, and explains why it matters to everyone facing cuts and selloffs

Games of the stock market


Last week's fall in financial markets shows up the volatility of the system and Tomáš Tengely-Evans looks at how investors will treat anything as a commodity to be gambled

Exclusive—how ‘free speech’ minister Jo Johnson stifled Palestine debate


The Tories love to cast themselves as brave defenders of free speech on college campuses, but documents prove a minister’s orders prompted Uclan university bosses to ban a Palestine debate

Marx’s life of revolutionary theory and organisation


This year marks the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx’s birth. Sarah Bates looks at what his remarkable life can tell us about fighting for change

Lies about the single market


Sadie Robinson looks at the new pamphlet by the Labour Party right wingers claiming to bust “Lexit myths”. It weakly accepts the limits of the bosses’ system

How struggle won women the vote


A sea of suffragette colours will mark the centenary of the Representation of the People Act. The Act gave some women in Britain the right to vote for the first time.

The rich business - why competition makes ‘ethical capitalism’ an impossibility


Bosses fear a backlash at rising inequality. And so they should, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans—their system is to blame

Vietnam's blow to US empire


In January 1968 Vietnamese resistance fighters inflicted a shattering defeat to US prestige. The Tet Offensive sent shockwaves across the world, writes Alistair Farrow

The great PFI swindle


It’s a long way from the partly built 40-mile £750 million Aberdeen bypass, work on which has been routinely delayed, to the £4 billion luxury development in Doha, Qatar.

Donald Trump’s first twelve months in office - a year of horrors and resistance


Cowardly, sexist, racist US president Donald Trump has lurched from crisis to crisis since his inauguration a year ago this Saturday. His attacks have been relentless—but the resistance has been inspiring.

Karl Marx showed why workers have the power to change the world


This year marks 200 years since Karl Marx’s birth. Sadie Robinson explains why workers are central in the first of an occasional series

Winston Churchill - a brutal bully and racist who was rightly hated by many


US right winger Mike Huckabee emerged from the latest Churchill film, Darkest Hour, to declare, “Churchill was hated by his own party, opposition party, and press."

A newly published book by Clara Zetkin on fascism gives a stark warning for today


Socialist Clara Zetkin’s analysis of fascism in the 1920s can help us today, says Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Freedom of speech for all?


The Tories are apparently desperate to defend free speech. Universities minister Jo Johnson has appointed odious free schools fanatic Toby Young to head up a new Office for Students.

Iran in revolt - Iranian socialists on what sparked the protests and why they matter


Nick Clark spoke to two Iranian socialists, Nima Soltanzadeh and Massoud, about what lies behind the recent protests—and what they mean for the struggle

Alexander Hamilton—an enemy of the working class


As the hit musical gets rave reviews in the West End, Anthony Hamilton looks at the truth behind the other Hamilton—a racist and a capitalist class fighter

Symptom of a sick society


If you’re experiencing mental distress, the problem might be capitalism. A new book by Iain Ferguson looks at the struggles around mental health, writes Sarah Bates

1968—when the world caught fire


The year 1968 was a watershed in world history. Mass movements shook governments to their foundations. People on opposite sides of the globe took inspiration from each other’s struggles.

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