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Profits from drought. Bosses speculate on water


 Capitalism has found an untapped market—speculating on water. For the first time in history, bankers and bosses will be able to bet on future water prices on Wall Street.

Don’t let the Tories define anti-racism


In the wake of George Floyd’s killing, Black Lives Matter (BLM) made great advances in the struggle against racism, and what it means to be an anti-racist.

What lies behind the divisions over Brexit?


It’s anyone’s guess whether Britain and the European Union (EU) can reach an agreement on their new trading relationship, which is due to start on 1 January. 

You can’t rely on courts to beat the Labour right


Supporters of Jeremy Corbyn are avoiding a political fight with the leadership, writes Nick Clark

Tories are friends of profit, not freedom


They just want to get profits flowing at all costs

We’re made to pay the price of an ugly system


The problem isn’t one or two nasty bosses—it’s a system that fails the vast majority

Labour’s long history of support for the Israeli state 


Attacks on support for Palestine aren’t explained by focusing on an ‘Israel lobby’, says Nick Clark

The pandemic, debt and economic power


The Covid-19 pandemic has caused an enormous jolt to the world economy. We are in the midst of the biggest global slump since the Great Depression of the 1930s.

Public vs private sector pay—don’t let them divide us 


Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s spending review on Wednesday was set to assault every sector of workers. Leaks suggested he would not only curb pay for millions of public sector workers but also attack some of the lowest paid.

Tory plans won’t bring festive cheer


The Tories are driving ordinary people to risk their lives so bosses can keep chasing profits. Boris Johnson has unveiled the new tier system set to be in place when England exits national lockdown next week. 

Biden heralds return to US ‘forever wars’


Donald Trump's decision last week to cut back US troops in Afghanistan and Iraq was roundly denounced by what Barack Obama called the “blob”— the mainstream national security establishment, whether Republican or Democratic.

Tories’ virus failures cost lives for profit


It’s been a year since what is believed to have been the first coronavirus infection in Wuhan, China, on 17 November 2019. Now there are finally real hopes for a vaccine.

A fine scapegoat for many Tory failures


Dominic Cummings’ stagey departure from 10 Downing St, like a pantomime Demon King, was one of the few happy moments in a terrible year. But what does it really mean? 

Why using ‘coloured’ turns back the clock on progress


Greg Clarke’s forced resignation as chair of the Football Association last week for describing black players as “coloured” will have stirred uncomfortable memories for many.

Break the weak Tories


The Tories are in trouble. Their lockdown is unlikely to significantly cut coronavirus cases as it leaves key areas of transmission, such as schools, open.  

Big Pharma to cash in on new Covid-19 vaccine


Covid-19 isn’t over, but news of a seemingly successful vaccine trial has prompted a flurry of hope that an end may be in sight. But control by private firms will be disastrous.

Why the US doesn’t have a mass workers’ party 


Sophie Squire examines why there isn’t a party of the working class, and argues that activists should fight for a revolutionary project

The left in Britain and the US after two earthquakes


Win or lose, Donald Trump has upended the politics of the United States.

Class struggle is the only alternative to an unfair system


The US political system is rotten and offers nothing to ordinary people. This is the main conclusion from this week’s election.

Trump’s Republicans at odds with big business


Amid all the uncertainties of this week’s US presidential election, one thing’s for sure. The Republican Party’s relationship with its social base is cracking apart

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