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Resistance can beat the Eurogroup rulers


The Greek struggle has only just started, and we need to learn the lessons of its opening phase, writes Alex Callinicos.

Greece deal is about more than just debt


There was something very peculiar about the agreement thrashed out between Greece’s radical left Syriza-led government and the Eurogroup of finance ministers. 

Social and economic contradictions mean the Arab revolutions will erupt once again


Four years after the fall of Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak, how do the Arab revolutions stand? 

Germany blinks over Ukraine crisis


The civil war in Ukraine has several dimensions. The first is the fighting on the ground. This is escalating despite last September’s Minsk ceasefire agreement, which was supposed to end it. 

US and Saudi Arabia: Dysfunctional partners depend on each other for survival


Many were nauseated by the sight of the British government flying flags at half mast in honour of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, writes Alex Callinicos

Deflation is driving the currency chaos


The global financial system suffered an unexpected jolt last week

Paris attacks are a legacy of imperialism


What happened in Paris last week has happened in Europe before—in Madrid in March 2004 and in London in July 2005. The infernal cycle of imperialist intervention in the Muslim world and Islamist terrorism continues.

What is behind the oil price plummet?


Real economic recovery remains as elusive as ever, writes Alex Callinicos

Ed Miliband has shown he doesn’t get class


If you want to get a sense of how Ukip’s rise is debasing political debate, you need look no further than the absurd martyrdom of “White Van Man”.

Election turmoil lies behind Labour crisis


Alex Callinicos looks at the reasons for the electoral crisis Labour and the other main parties have found themselves in

Anger at Obama let the right make gains in US mid-term elections


It’s hard to recapture the extraordinary atmosphere in which Barack Obama was elected the first black president of the US six years ago

Rising markets are sign of deep malaise


Faced with disaster on almost every front, David Cameron and George Osborne are desperately talking up the British economy. 

Cameron is twisting on the hook of Europe as party system is in crisis


David Cameron may have just avoided becoming the prime minister who lost the Union. But he stands a reasonable chance of presiding over Britain’s departure from the European Union (EU). 

The left must unite to be an alternative


The media cliche machine has been in overdrive since the by-elections on Thursday of last week. Tedious though this is, undoubtedly something big has happened.

US power is in crisis from Iraq to Ukraine


Amid the hubbub of media and official commentary on and denunciation of the jihadi Islamic State (Isis), only one thing is clear—no one has a clue what to do.

Ukraine crisis and the two imperialisms


The Ukraine crisis is a paradoxical situation—a conflict between two imperial powers, both of which see themselves as acting defensively, writes Alex Callinicos

Palestinian resistance is wearing down Israel's might


No one should be under any illusion that the latest fighting in Gaza is anything but an episode in a much longer war between Israel and the Palestinians. Overt bouts of fighting come and go, but the war is permanent.

This is a war Israel may come to regret


There is a ghastly familiarity about Israel’s assault on Gaza. The scenes of carnage and destruction inflicted by the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) recall very similar scenes during Operation Cast Lead in 2008-9.

Cameron's cabinet reshuffle is a sign of weakness


The reshuffle shows how Tory party has largely lost connection with reality, and is being driven by ultra-Thatcherite ideologising writes Alex Callinicos

As the rich enjoy housing bubble, the poor see no recovery


Firms aren’t investing because they don’t expect a big enough profit to make it worthwhile. So they’re relying on lower wages and a property boom instead, writes Alex Callinicos.

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