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Brexit and the sham of capitalist democracy


Votes that aren’t “meaningful”. Votes on the already defeated policies of a government without a majority. And votes blocked by parliamentary conventions from over 400 years ago.

Brexit is not a key cause of the crisis in the car industry


Bad news has been hitting the British car industry since the start of the year. In January Jaguar Land Rover announced 4,500 redundancies, mostly in Britain.

We can be powerful when we fight together


Amid the stifling narrowness of official politics in Britain, there are some very welcome signs of change this week.

Resist racist Trump


Donald Trump is again holding ordinary people in the US to ransom in a bid to get billions in funding for his brutal border wall with Mexico.

Does money make the world go round?


In the past few weeks discussion of the obscure economic school is Modern Monetory Theory has gone viral

The right wants Labour to be party for the bosses


Politicians, the media and TV personalities are gunning for Jeremy Corbyn.

Busting the myths of knife crime


Every death from a knife, gun or other assault is a tragedy. But it’s not true, as the Daily Express newspaper claimed on Tuesday, that there are “war zones on our streets”.

The fantastic fictional life of Jeremy Corbyn


Nick Clark suffers the inaccuracies and smears in a new book about Jeremy Corbyn

Labour rows expose electoralism’s limits


The formation of The Independent Group (TIG) by breakaway Labour and Tory MPs is a sign of the extent to which the two-party system is buckling under the pressures of Brexit.

Chagos Islands shame


Some of the longest-suffering victims of Britain’s colonial past managed to embarrass its rulers in front of the world

The Tories fall apart over Brexit—now break their rule


Cracks in ­establishment politics are turning into chasms

Why there’s nothing funny about using blackface


Recently the Gucci luxury fashion brand produced a jumper which, when pulled over the wearer’s lower head, looks like blackface.

Antisemitism is a far right ideology


Antisemitic conspiracy theories have nothing to do with the politics of Jeremy Corbyn, with his history of anti-racist and anti-imperialist campaigning, let alone that of the Marxist left

Don’t let blame for Grenfell Tower disaster be deflected onto firefighters


A Channel 4 Dispatches documentary entitled Grenfell: Did the Fire Brigade Fail? aired on Monday.

Honda job losses - the crisis in the car industry is about capitalism, not Brexit


The threat to the jobs of 3,500 Honda workers in Swindon shows bosses’ contempt for workers.

Centre group is formed on shrinking ground


Finally, all the rumours of a new centre party have given birth to—a mouse

Arab rulers risk revolt by betraying Palestine


A summit last week exposed rulers’ disdain for Palestinians—but solidarity could block their plans

Scrap capitalism to save the planet


Two reports this week spelled out the scale of the threat posed by climate change. They follow decades of similar warnings.

Should the internet be policed? And if so, by who?


High profile cases have pushed internet regulation up the political agenda, but Simon Basketter says it isn’t the answer

Colin Barker - a Marxist committed to socialism from below


Colin Barker, following Erik Olin Wright and Jeremy Hardy, is the latest outstanding socialist whom we have lost these past few days.

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