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Union leaders’ compromises leave workers behind


Organised workers have the power to tackle the bosses. Nick Clark explains why union leaders often fear strikes.

Tories plan a budget for the bosses


Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s budget announcement next Wednesday will lay out the plan for who pays for the crisis—and he’ll be pushing to make sure it’s ordinary people.

The Tories put lives at risk to boost economy


At least 30,000 more people will have died from Covid-19 because of the end of lockdown measures—and that’s if everything goes better than expected.

Public system boosts jabs


Boris Johnson called the delivery of 15 million vaccines since December an “extraordinary feat”.It is an achievement—but it’s not his.

‘Free speech’ campaign is designed to aid the right


In the middle of a pandemic the Tories have decided to launch further attacks on the left and anti-racists, while also claiming they want to protect free speech.

Is the City losing its financial domination?


Is world history going into reverse? The great historian Fernand Braudel argued that the modern capitalist world economy always has had a city at its centre, starting in the later Middle Ages with Venice.

Why Britain assists the crimes of Saudi Arabia


Saudi Arabia continues to wage a brutal, yet profitable war in Yemen. Nick Clark explains the role of western imperialism

Border curbs and Covid—don’t let the racists divide us


Boris Johnson bragged last week that, in terms of Covid-19 border controls, Britain has “one of the toughest regimes in the world”.

Myanmar—how can resistance win change?


In the last two years people have risen up repeatedly to challenge brutal regimes and inequality across the world. Such revolts have raised starkly the question of how to achieve real change.

Myanmar is fought over by imperialists


The neoliberal imperialists who have returned to office in Washington with Joe Biden are finding the world has become more complicated since they left with Barack Obama four years ago.

Rulers’ ‘democracy’ a lie


Western politicians love to demand democracy—but only where it suits them.

Vaccines don’t mean it’s the end of the virus


The Tories want us to think that a full and safe return to workplaces and schools is just around the corner. It's a lie.

Vaccine nationalism will endanger us all


Farcical aspects aside, the row over the European Union’s vaccine supplies reveals the inability of the present system to manage the Covid-19 pandemic.

Labour is embarrassing, not left wing ideas


Labour’s leaders see their party members as an embarrassment—and now want to be able to block them from standing as candidates in elections.

Jobs slaughter shows up the chaos of capitalism


Unemployment figures on Tuesday showed the continuing jobs slaughter.

Emmanuel Macron wages war at home and abroad


French president Emmanuel Macron said last week that France would offer “no repentance or apologies” for the colonisation of Algeria or the eight-year war it waged against Algerian independence, in which perhaps a million people died.

The Egyptian Revolution—what role did the army play?


After masses of ordinary Egyptian people had seen off the cops and burned down police stations, the army appeared on the streets.

Stock market booms as economy suffers


The most bizarre single feature of capitalism is probably the stock market. It seems to have the ability to defy mere economic reality.

End cops’ racist system


A BBC Panorama programme this week shone a light on deaths in police custody. Just days before it was broadcast, Mohamud Hassan died after being held by police in Cardiff, south Wales.

Turn rage against the Tories into action


It’s not a new phenomenon that the Tories are lurching from crisis to crisis. But the government’s latest debacles over key elements of their coronavirus strategy has left them weak.

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