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What’s behind the US attack on Syria?


Donald Trump ordered an airstrike on a Syrian airbase last week and already the establishment is praising the president's "leadership" writes Alex Callinicos

Brexit begins—but is it business as usual?


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.

Struggles in China pay off everywhere


Alex Callinicos writes on globalisation and how we can learn from struggles and victories around the world such as in China

Theresa May’s stitch-up over Brexit could unravel


Since the Copeland and Stoke-on-Trent Central by-elections last week, the media have paused in their condemnations of Jeremy Corbyn only to sing the praises of Theresa May.

Has the ‘deep state’ turned on Donald Trump?


ONE STRIKING feature of contemporary politics is the development of intense conflicts within the ruling class, with each side denouncing the other as liars.

Tories should be in trouble over Brexit


On the face of it, the Tories should be more divided than Labour by the vote to leave the European Union.

Donald Trump and big business - greed collides with fear for top bosses


It's a cliche that markets are driven by fear and greed. The same is true of the attitude of big business in the US towards Donald Trump.

Theresa May's gamble on Trump will surely backfire


Theresa May must have thought it was a smart move to become the first foreign leader to meet Donald Trump in the White House.

Stop playing the Labour right’s Brexit game


The Labour Party is getting itself into yet another pickle. This time it’s over Theresa May’s plan to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty and start the two-year countdown to Britain leaving the European Union (EU).

Obama must take his share of blame


Barack Obama departs the US presidency amid a cloud of praise and nostalgia.

How the left can win amid global turmoil


Last year was remarkable. In some ways the election of Donald Trump in the US summarises many trends.

Row with Russia exposes imperialist rivalries


What we call “the US”, “China”, and “Russia” are geographically based capitalist power-complexes. Their interests sometimes overlap, but often conflict. Even as dramatic a change of personnel as Trump’s victory isn’t going to dissolve these rivalries.

Capitalism’s woes run deeper than Brexit


Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Autumn Statement marked another stage in the low-intensity warfare that has gripped the Tory party. They’ve been squabbling since David Cameron struck his ill-fated deal with the European Union (EU) in February.

Labour needs clarity, not slippage, in defence of migrant workers


So much of what’s said about the supposed economic damage caused by migration is driven by xenophobic fantasy that has nothing to do with any genuine evidence

We don't want Trump—but neither do the bosses


Donald Trump's victory is the result of—and a reaction to—more than thirty years of neoliberalism, writes Alex Callinicos

Ruling class in open warfare after court ruling on Brexit


Is Britain beginning to experience the kind of “culture war” that divides the political elite in the US?

Trading blows turn treaties into toast—why trade deals are in trouble


ONE OF the main drivers of neoliberalism has been the removal of barriers to international trade. It is now in serious trouble.

Could our rulers ease Syria’s torment? Only by pulling out and leaving it alone


The Syrian war is an obscenity, a brutal meat-grinder that consumes mainly the innocent. It goes on only because it is in the interest of rival imperialist powers and their local clients and allies.

Theresa May shifts to the right—but makes new enemies


Theresa May used last week’s Tory conference in Birmingham to shift her party and her government sharply to the right.

Deutsche Bank— the profit unarmed


Deutsche Bank has symbolised German capitalism ever since its foundation in 1870, on the eve of Germany’s unification.

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