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Bitcoins—a very capitalist currency

A virtual currency called bitcoin has captured the public imagination—and the attention of get-rich-quick speculators.

Build resistance now to vicious Tory offensive

The year ends in avoidable cold and misery for the victims of Tory Britain.

This ‘Brexit triumph’ could be short-lived

Two senior members of Theresa May’s cabinet brawled in the House of Commons last week as MPs voted on Brexit legislation.

The Russian Revolution was worth it—it gives hope of a better future

The revolution of 1917 showed another world is possible, what that world could look like—and how we can make it happen

As Boris Johnson calls for more Middle East intervention - get the Tories out

Not wishing to be outdone by Donald Trump, foreign secretary Boris Johnson has said that Britain should return to the Middle East.

It will take action to win on pay

Local government employers have offered a million council workers in England and Wales a 2 percent “rise” for each of the next two years

Britain out of Ireland, fight to shape Brexit

The leaders of the bigoted Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) relished their power over Theresa May’s government this week.

South Africa needs a new workers’ party

The African National Congress is facing its biggest crisis since the end of apartheid

Theresa May is in a bind over Brexit—struggle could bring her government down

Theresa May is being further squeezed by incompatible pressures over Brexit

The rich want a fight, so Labour must be ready for one

Britain’s bosses are worried. They are fretting about Brexit, but their bigger concern is Jeremy Corbyn.

For a Brexit from Ireland

Jeremy Warner, an associate editor of the Daily Telegraph no less, wrote this week, “Ireland has poisoned UK politics and brought down governments for centuries.”

Europe’s centre ground is crumbling beneath Angela Merkel’s feet

In the endless discussions about Brexit, it’s commonly assumed that the British side is weak and confused and the European Union (EU) is strong and united. The first is true, the second not so much.

Why Universal Credit cannot be fixed

There is growing anger about the effects of Universal Credit (UC). So what’s to be done?

The state protects the cops

Within 70 minutes of coming into contact with the cops Rashan Charles was dead.

A crisis of politics hounds the European ruling class

Until this week the Tories looked like the weakest government in the European Union. (EU). That’s impressive given the competition.

Fiddling the figures can’t end Tory crisis

Philip Hammond, the Tory chancellor, likes to present himself as a safe pair of hands. He’s nicknamed “spreadsheet Phil”. Boring maybe, but reliable. But he’s been responsible for two of the biggest media pratfalls of the present government, which is saying something.

Art auction paints a picture of capitalism's warped priorities

Some £340 million for a painting by Leonardo da Vinci—and possibly a fake one at that—may seem a touch steep. But it’s a small price to pay for billionaires keen to hide away their cash.

Take academies back into public hands

The scandal over Wakefield City Academies Trust has exposed the realities of privatisation. Many people want the schools abandoned by the trust to be run by the council.

Stop the drive to a new war in Middle East

The prospect of another war hangs over the Middle East—this time in Lebanon.

Saudi-Iran rivalry is behind new turmoil

Saudi Arabia has mostly been a stable pillar of the imperialist order in the Middle East.

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