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Building on OXI vote can win real change

There are historical moments when the normal rush of events comes to a standstill. These are often occasions when the usual relations of power are reversed, the mighty humbled, and the poor and needy uplifted.

Build strong movements—not Labour’s project

Backing Jeremy Corbyn’s candidacy isn’t the same as endorsing the political project he represents, writes Alex Callinicos

Greek showdown is no spectator sport

Alex Callinicos argues that how the Greek crisis is resolved depends on what workers do

Why Ukraine gets an easy ride over debt

You may not have noticed, but Greece isn’t the only country that is engaged in difficult negotiations about its foreign debt. Ukraine is too.

Britain’s two party system still in crisis

Miliband would have understood the catastrophe that engulfed the Labour Party on Thursday of last week. Not the wretched Ed, but his Marxist theorist father Ralph.

Has Syriza reached its moment of truth?

Many commentators argue that the Greek left government headed by Syriza is heading towards the moment of truth in its confrontation with the European Union.

Syriza’s compromise won’t beat austerity

The rulers of the European Union (EU) are getting seriously annoyed with those pesky Greeks.

Economy can’t crawl its way out of crisis

Rather than undertake productive investments, the corporations are shoving money into the financial markets, writes Alex Callinicos

Middle Eastern states manoevure in regional power play

The danger for Western imperialism is that the mess—and with it the Middle East—escapes anyone’s control, writes Alex Callinicos

Netanyahu blusters as Israel is sidelined

Binyamin Netanyahu's visit to Congress illustrates the complex relationship between the US and Israel, writes Alex Callinicos.

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

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