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Vote for Labour in local elections


Local elections will take place in 248 English councils on Thursday of next week.

Turn up the heat on the system burning our planet


Extinction Rebellion (XR) has been a stunning success. Its action has helped to expose the urgency of the threat posed by climate change—and insisted that tackling it cannot be postponed.

Signs of democracy


Ordinary people have responded in a huge variety of ways to the political and economic crisis ravaging the system.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The right wants Labour to be party for the bosses


Politicians, the media and TV personalities are gunning for Jeremy Corbyn.

Busting the myths of knife crime


Every death from a knife, gun or other assault is a tragedy. But it’s not true, as the Daily Express newspaper claimed on Tuesday, that there are “war zones on our streets”.

Chagos Islands shame


Some of the longest-suffering victims of Britain’s colonial past managed to embarrass its rulers in front of the world

The Tories fall apart over Brexit—now break their rule


Cracks in ­establishment politics are turning into chasms

Don’t let blame for Grenfell Tower disaster be deflected onto firefighters


A Channel 4 Dispatches documentary entitled Grenfell: Did the Fire Brigade Fail? aired on Monday.

Honda job losses - the crisis in the car industry is about capitalism, not Brexit


The threat to the jobs of 3,500 Honda workers in Swindon shows bosses’ contempt for workers.

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