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Neoliberalism is alive and useful to rulers


Is neoliberalism over? This is what many of its defenders are beginning to fear. Chris Giles, the economics editor of the Financial Times, recently lamented, “The left is winning the economic battle of ideas.”

The roots of armed struggle in Northern Ireland


​​​​​​​Repression led to uprising and armed struggle, explains Simon Basketter

New book shows how the British state could break


The Scottish elections could pose a major threat to Boris Johnson’s government.

Capitalism means money for war, not health


People starve, there’s not enough cash for health or education, for action on climate chaos or to create jobs—but there’s always money for war.

Israel’s apartheid crimes exposed


Human Rights Watch is the latest major organisation to accuse Israel of apartheid. In a detailed report released on Tuesday the mainstream and widely respected NGO said Israel is guilty of crimes of apartheid against Palestinians.

Dark web of Tory sleaze unravelled


The most interesting thing about the Tory sleaze scandal is not the Boris Johnson vs Dominic Cummings grudge match, enjoyable though that is. Everyone knows these are two thoroughly unscrupulous and unpleasant individuals.

How sectarian divides helped Britain rule in Northern Ireland


Throughout its existence, Northern Ireland has been a political slum characterised by repression, sectarianism and poverty.

Millions face Covid-19 jobs crisis


Nearly 500,000 young workers have lost their jobs since January 2020

Biden’s economic shift boosts bosses


JOE BIDEN, a veteran Democratic Party politician, was generally seen as the continuity candidate when he ran successfully for the presidency of the United States. “Continuity” here means with the previous Democratic administrations of Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.

Who should socialists vote for on 6 May?


For revolutionaries, although elections matter, the battle on the streets and in the workplaces is always more important

The partition of Ireland—fighting the empire


Simon Basketter looks at why Britain split Ireland up during its battle for independence

After British Gas sackings, unions must shift now


This week saw the final sacking of British Gas workers who had refused a 15 percent pay cut and other assaults.

Capitalism allows global Covid-19 cases to soar


Global coronavirus cases have escalated over the past seven weeks and deaths have risen for the past three weeks. More than 136 million people have been infected, and almost three million have died.

Repression is rulers’ response to crisis


The Tory government’s Police and Crime Bill is a very nasty attack on civil liberties. But it’s not an aberration.

Should we be worried about the AstraZeneca vaccine?


Dr Kambiz Boomla says the vaccine is safe—but commercial interests are not

Racist police system killed George Floyd—not just one bad cop


Chauvin could be sacrificed in an effort to save the institution of the police as a whole. He has to be found guilty, but that won’t change the nature of the cops

Ditching profit is the only safe way out of lockdowns


Any loosening of the Covid-19 restrictions will feel like a relief to millions of people. But that can’t hide the sickening truth that by lifting more measures next week the Tories are again prepared to gamble with our lives

The real link between racism and class


The Report of the Sewell Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities may look a mess. But it’s a calculated political hit. It aims to erase the concept of institutional racism.

Why are Travellers, Roma and Gypsies oppressed?


While the Tories are ramming through a police bill that will make life harder for Travellers, Roma and Gypsies, Labour are scapegoating them ahead of local elections.

Tories risk lives for profit


A major easing of lockdown restrictions took place in England this week. People can now meet with others from different households outdoors. Outdoor sports restarted and the “stay at home” rule was lifted.

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