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Hope and danger a year after Beirut blast


The days surrounding the one-year anniversary of Beirut’s port blast saw examples of unity against the ruling class alongside the danger of sectarian divisions.

The Taliban—terror that the US made


The Taliban movement is retaking control of Afghanistan after two decades of Western occupation. Nick Clark explores the group

Easing travel rules puts profit before health


Following immense pressure from travel industry tycoons, Britain’s international travel restrictions will be eased.

What’s behind the right’s war on Critical Race Theory?


Why is a low level war raging in the US on the subject of Critical Race Theory?

Blame legacy of Thatcherism for Scotland’s drug death figures


The latest research into drug deaths in Scotland shows a horrifying 1,300 people died last year as a consequence of drug misuse.

Flood and heatwaves—a vision of catastrophe


Scorching temperatures one week and flash flooding the next show that the climate crisis is well and truly here

New police powers will mean more bullying cops


After pushing their racist borders and nationality bill, the Tories have moved on to increasing state repression

What was behind the 11 July protests? Greetings for 26 July from Cuban communists


This is a translation of an article originally published in Spanish on the website comunistascuba.org.

The three phases of Biden’s presidency


Six months into Joe Biden’s presidency, I would say attitudes towards him have gone through three phases—relief, surprise, and increasingly, disappointment.

What’s the real value behind the rich’s NFT digital art fad?


Capitalist financial trickery has hit new lows with the development of NFTs, or “non-fungible tokens”

No to vaccine passports


Boris Johnson ironically announced on “freedom day” that vaccine passports will soon be required in England.

The Israeli state sells spyware to boost power


Israel is very proud of its tech industry. So it can’t pretend it has nothing to do with the use of Israeli hacking software.

Why the National Food Strategy fails


Food has become deeply politicised. There is growing anger at a food system that badly impacts our health and the environment.

Struggle, not football shirts, can win the working class


Some think that appealing rightwards is the way to win over working class people. Simon Basketter says ‘left populism’ is a dead end

Smash Tory racists—and their nationalism


Vile hypocrisy. That’s the only possible verdict as the Tories and sections of the right wing press claimed to be anti-racists this week

The US can’t help Haiti


The assassination last week of Haitian president Jovenel Moise has led to calls for US troops to be deployed to the nation. It would be a terrible response

Virus has created potential for boom—and bust


Are we heading, as some commentators claim, for another “Roaring Twenties”, like the economic boom that followed the terrible flu pandemic of 1918-19?

Mass movements and direct action scare the state


With many campaigns turning to militant direct action, Nick Clark argues that the tactic is more effective within a mass movement.

Flagging up a problem


Remember when the left was against nationalism and flags?

Now ramp up the fight against Tory repression


The Tories are ramming home a multi-pronged assault on basic rights.

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