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War threats flow from logic of imperialism

The world has moved closer towards a deadly military catastrophe in the last week. It’s an utterly chilling prospect.

Is the media sexist because ordinary people are?

Sexist drivel: After a meeting between Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon and Tory prime minister Theresa May all the odious Daily Mail newspaper columnist Sarah Vine could talk about was their legs—for several paragraphs.

Fight for a Brexit for workers

The formal process of Britain leaving the European Union has begun. However we voted in the referendum last June, we now have to work together to beat back the right and seize the opportunities available.

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.

Resist racist violence with a mass movement

Most ordinary people are genuinely horrified by what happened—but much of the media’s reaction is disgustingly hypocritical

Time to Break up Britain

The SNP can’t be relied on to launch a second independence referendum, let alone win it

After Westminster attack, unite against racism

There will be attempts to use the shock and pain of the killings to divide working people, justify more wars and whip up Islamophobia.

Racist report used to scapegoat Muslims in Birmingham after Westminster attack

As details of the life of Westminster attacker Khalid Masood emerge, so is a veiled and poisonous type of Islamophobia

Will referendum backfire for the Tories’ friend in Turkey?

A repressive government is holding a biased referendum to increase its powers to silence opposition further—and the Tories are backing them all the way.

'Today some lives seem more valued than others'

Experience tells us that this will be a testing time for the community. The media is in a frenzy.

Imperialist wars make terror inevitable

Much of the media was quick to declare Khalid Masood, who attacked people on Westminster bridge last Wednesday, an Islamist.

Divorce this sexist system

Two court rulings have trapped a woman in a “desperately unhappy” marriage after refusing to let her divorce her husband.

McGuinness went from rebel to minister

Rebels are often condemned in their lifetime and praised in death. Former Irish Republican Army (IRA) leader Martin McGuiness managed to receive the praise while still alive.

The best democracy that money can buy

Elections can be bought. While voters are no longer bought beer in rotten boroughs, the spending at elections is eye watering.

Labour’s right wing MPs won’t be beaten at their own game

So much has changed inside the Labour Party, and yet so little.

Hammond's national insurance climbdown exposed Tory weaknesses

Tory chancellor Philip Hammond has shown that the Tories are for turning.

The real national insurance scandal is bogus self-employment

What’s the truth about the changes in national insurance contributions (NICs) for self-employed people?

Labour has to back Scottish independence, not just a second referendum

The Labour Party is trying to face two ways over Scottish independence—and the result will be disastrous.

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

We need bold politics to beat the racist right

Racist lies dominate much of mainstream politics. But wide sections of the population are repulsed by the lurch to the right of those at the top.

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