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It’s not Drill music that drives violence


What makes a young person pick up a knife or a gun and attack another?

The unfare rail rip off


The latest plans to hike rail fares show why we have to stop the private train companies in their tracks.

The media love racism—they just hate Corbyn


Jeremy Corbyn has never and will never receive fair treatment from the media.

A long and sordid history—Labour’s support for Israel


The Labour Party has extended the hand of friendship to Israel for a century

Turkish turmoil could trigger wider collapse


The plunge in the value of the Turkish currency is a sign of escalating tension with the US. But it may also indicate a coming economic storm that could hit many more countries and wreck millions of lives.

Working class Brexit voters weren’t conned by Facebook


The official Vote Leave campaign fell foul of spending rules. But focusing on it ignores why people voted out

Capital cooks our planet


An international group of scientists has said we face environmental collapse in just a few decades if there isn’t drastic action on climate change.

Boris Johnson is just the tip of state Islamophobia


Boris Johnson once again confirmed his racist credentials this week.

What’s the deal or no deal Brexit row over?


A year ago Liam Fox declared that striking a deal with the European Union (EU) would be “one of the easiest in human history”. This week the disgraced Tory minister was left with his tail between his legs.

Don’t give ground to right’s antisemitism smears, go on the offensive over Palestine


Failing to stand up for the right to criticise Israel has consequences. If we shy away from it now, the right will make it much harder for us to do it in the future.

The global trade war hasn’t been resolved


Last week the developing trade war between the three main economic blocs—the United States, the European Union (EU), and China—seemed to relent.

Report reveals the reality of western ‘aid’


A damning new report in the wake of the Oxfam sexual abuse scandal in Haiti shows how international aid is shaped by Western imperialism

Early deaths for the poor—shame of Tory Britain


Poverty shapes every aspect of our lives—as a BBC documentary highlighted this week.

British heatwave is one example of a world in deep climate crisis


It’s welcome that the consequences of climate change have eventually been recognised. But it’s an insult that it takes a British heatwave for that to happen

Tory NHS racism exposed by health workers


NHS workers are handing back medals they won for fighting the Ebola crisis in west Africa.

As May clings on—don’t wait to drive her out


In what she probably regards as a great achievement, Theresa May has made it through to parliament’s summer break.

Fight antisemitism, not Corbyn’s Labour


If you want to make sense of the row about Jeremy Corbyn and antisemitism you have above all to understand that it has nothing to do with antisemitism.

Academies plan for school privatisation is faltering


The Tories are in trouble over education policy. Miriam Scharf argues now is the time to go on the offensive

Labour MPs out to undermine Palestinian solidarity


Supporters of Israel are piling pressure on the Labour Party to change its new code of conduct which says discussion of the foundation of Israel is “legitimate”.

Huge protest shows prospects for a fightback


The protests against Donald Trump and the Nazis who love him have transformed the mood among socialists and anti-racists in Britain.

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