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Friday 20 September - our chance to transform the struggle over climate change


Climate actions planned for this week could open the door for a new phase of a climate justice movement.

Politics is about a lot more than parliament


The chaos in the British establishment has exposed the swamp that is parliament and British democracy. This week Tory leader Boris Johnson prorogued parliament—shutting it down to avoid scrutiny of his Brexit manoeuvres.

We need mass action over severe climate threat


Earth is careering towards climate change so severe that there will be an “irrefutable toll on human life”.

BBC misses the real lessons of Hitler’s seizure of power


The series ignores how bosses handed the Nazis power—and the force that could have stopped them, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Why it is dangerous to prop up the centre


Britain has recently overtaken Italy for the prize of having the most shambolic political system in an advanced capitalist country. But there are now attempts at parallel solutions to both countries’ governmental crises.

Tory funding promises are for the rich


The Tories’ pledges aren’t about helping ordinary people

A radical Labour can win a general election


We should welcome a general election as an opportunity to drive out Johnson and the Tories

Fight for a genuinely democratic society


On many of the demonstrations against Boris Johnson there are placards calling to “defend democracy”.

Get fired up for 20 September strikes


In just three weeks, people could walk out of their workplaces worldwide to join the strike for the climate

Unity with liberals is a bad deal for workers


The latest “cross party” bid to stop no-deal Brexit would be a gift to Tory right wingers, the far right and big business.

Why the world isn’t populists v centrists


World leaders are supposed to present a united face at the annual G7 summit of powerful countries. But for the second year running, Donald Trump made sure their rivalries were on show for all to see.

What is so special about going on strike?


Sadie Robinson looks at what is distinctive about workers striking and why it is an especially powerful form of resistance.

Corbyn’s confusion over the European Union emboldens the right


Labour will commit to holding a referendum on a Brexit deal, if there is a general election in autumn, with an option to remain in the European Union (EU).

British arms found in Yemen show up links between Tories and Saudi Arabia


More evidence of Britain’s role in Saudi Arabia’s war on Yemen was uncovered this week.

Jeffrey Epstein case shows up the system’s abuses


Jeffrey Epstein, the rich child rapist, is dead after taking his own life. That is a slightly more controversial statement than might be imagined.

What can we do about climate refugees?


Gabby Thorpe looks at the plight of people displaced by climate chaos and argues that we should welcome refugees

More prisons won't help stop crime


Boris Johnson said his billion pound boost for prisons would stop them becoming “factories for making bad people worse”.

‘National government’ wouldn’t protect us


Lots of people are rightly appalled that Boris Johnson is our prime minister.

Economic slowdown shows up the weakness of the system


Britain’s economy contracted for the first time in seven years during the second quarter of 2019.

Can rewilding prevent more environmental chaos?


Sarah Bates examines whether rewilding can help stop the coming climate catastrophe

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