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Militant mass action can change the system


The Extinction Rebellion (XR) revolt this week is inspiring. Crucially, like the school students’ climate strikes, it has seen a move from words to action.

Are the Tories facing an existential crisis?


Jean-Paul Sartre wrote a brilliant novel called The Reprieve, set during the Munich crisis of September 1938. He showed how the agreement that ended the crisis solved nothing, simply postponing the outbreak of the Second World War by a year.

A badge of honour—not a Marx of shame


Theresa May’s appeal to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to resolve her Brexit crisis has infuriated many Tories.

The lethal logic of profit


Aeroplane firm Boeing admitted last week that its faulty planes are to blame for deadly crashes.

Intervention in Libya means more horror


For once a Tory has told the truth about Britain’s wars. Foreign office minister Mark Field admitted in parliament on Monday that Britain’s interventions in Libya have had “calamitous outcomes”.

Can eating less meat stop environmental chaos?


The meat industry is destructive but changing our diets won’t be enough to save the planet, says Martin Empson

Another accounting scam


Over a quarter of audits carried out by the major accountancy firms don’t meet the standards of the accountancy regulator.

The system is in crisis—fight to get rid of it


Business as usual has broken down in politics.

Tories’ last big split denied them a majority for 30 years


The Corn Laws in 1846 showed how our rulers can fall out—but still work together against us, writes Sadie Robinson

Don’t back bigots in the battle for Brexit


Labour’s failure to put forward an independent vision for Brexit can allow neoliberal and right wing forces to make the running.

Visteon occupation—giving Ford a bloody nose


Sadie Robinson looks back ten years on from reporting on a workers’ occuption at Visteon car parts factory

Get rid of bonuses, and the whole system - leave the rich nothing


MPs want firms to cut bosses’ bonuses—because they fear the payouts will turn people against capitalism.

Why capitalism can’t solve the climate crisis


This year has seen the birth of a militant new climate movement on the streets.

Labour makes moves to cover its left flank


Until recently the Corbyn-supporting Momentum group hasn’t done much beyond organising canvassing days and online petitions. Now all of a sudden it’s organising protests over climate change.

Oppressed people aren’t always united


Divisions sown by the ruling class can have a devastating effect, writes Simon Basketter

Universal Credit is a Tory threat to women


Tory Britain is ruining lives. MPs have been forced to launch an inquiry into how the rollout of Universal Credit (UC) has pushed some women to work as prostitutes.

Brexit and the sham of capitalist democracy


Votes that aren’t “meaningful”. Votes on the already defeated policies of a government without a majority. And votes blocked by parliamentary conventions from over 400 years ago.

Brexit is not a key cause of the crisis in the car industry


Bad news has been hitting the British car industry since the start of the year. In January Jaguar Land Rover announced 4,500 redundancies, mostly in Britain.

We can be powerful when we fight together


Amid the stifling narrowness of official politics in Britain, there are some very welcome signs of change this week.

Resist racist Trump


Donald Trump is again holding ordinary people in the US to ransom in a bid to get billions in funding for his brutal border wall with Mexico.

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