The 2007-8 financial crash continues to overshadow the world economy. The big economic news last week was the decision of the US central bank, the Federal Reserve Board (Fed), not to increase interest rates.
Tomáš Tengely-Evans unpacks the arguments around the “backstop” agreement and what it means for ordinary people
Working class people everywhere have been hit hard by Tory cuts.
Labour had a chance to stop a major racist Tory attack on migrants this week. It failed
The Marxist sociologist Erik Olin Wright died of leukaemia last week. He was 71 years old.
Public schools help to entrench an unequal society. We can build something better, writes Miriam Scharf
The story of the first Dail shows it’s possible to break the rule of Westminster, writes Simon Basketter
The Spice Girls have come under fire this week for commissioning T-shirts that are made by women earning just 35p an hour.
Diane Abbott’s disgraceful treatment on the BBC’s Question Time programme shone a light on media bias.
After the crushing House of Commons defeat for her deal with the European Union (EU), Theresa May has been going through the motions of talking to opposition parties.
Carillion, a former giant firm in construction, outsourcing and privatisation, went bust one year ago. It was one of the go-to firms to get rid of public services, first with New Labour and now with the Tories.
The arrogant, racist bigot US president Donald Trump can seem immune to opposition.
A thin ray of light shone through the Brexit tangle last week. Two government defeats in the House of Commons marked the moment when Theresa May definitively lost control of the parliamentary process governing Britain’s departure from the European Union (EU).
From October, when Christmas apparently begins, capitalists spend a fortune creating a bubble of unreality—worries can wait, cheese and Baileys have no calories.
The liberal centre is disintegrating—and a battle is raging about whether the left or right gains.
Nazis harassing people around parliament has led to calls for more curbs on protests in the area.
The past year has seen all the people and organisations responsible for the Grenfell Tower fire disgracefully attempt to pass the buck.
During the past decade Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu has overseen two major wars on Gaza. But he's denounced for being 'soft'.
It is possible to stand up for the right to criticise Israel—as a victory for a Palestine solidarity activist last month showed.
These are urgent times. Political and economic crises are accelerating, and racists and fascists are seeking to grow amid the chaos.