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.
Alex Callinicos writes on globalisation and how we can learn from struggles and victories around the world such as in China
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.
ONE STRIKING feature of contemporary politics is the development of intense conflicts within the ruling class, with each side denouncing the other as liars.
On the face of it, the Tories should be more divided than Labour by the vote to leave the European Union.
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 must have thought it was a smart move to become the first foreign leader to meet Donald Trump in the White House.
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).
Barack Obama departs the US presidency amid a cloud of praise and nostalgia.
Last year was remarkable. In some ways the election of Donald Trump in the US summarises many trends.
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.
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.
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
Donald Trump's victory is the result of—and a reaction to—more than thirty years of neoliberalism, writes Alex Callinicos
Is Britain beginning to experience the kind of “culture war” that divides the political elite in the US?
ONE OF the main drivers of neoliberalism has been the removal of barriers to international trade. It is now in serious trouble.
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 used last week’s Tory conference in Birmingham to shift her party and her government sharply to the right.
Deutsche Bank has symbolised German capitalism ever since its foundation in 1870, on the eve of Germany’s unification.
As the weeks go by, we are beginning to get a picture of what kind of prime minister Theresa May will be.