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The left in Chile has abandoned struggle

The left in Chile has abandoned struggle The uprising in Chile continues, and it is raising fundamental questions about neoliberalism and even capitalism

Jakarta—a horrifying vision of climate catastrophe

Jakarta—a horrifying vision of climate catastrophe Tens of millions of ordinary people face life in a polluted, flooded, sinking city, reports Sarah Bates

Climate chaos shows a burning need for change

Bentley, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, flood, flooding, climate change, weather, environment As fires rage through Australia and flood waters rise in Yorkshire, climate catastrophe has rarely felt so imminent.

Moderation from Labour struggles to beat the Tories in general election campaign

Jeremy Corbyn, Labour, rally The Tories should be reeling. Despite the helping hand Nigel Farage gave Boris Johnson this week the campaign has exposed the ruling class arrogance and racism that runs through the party.

Spending smears are a sign of the storm ahead

Spending smears are a sign of the storm ahead No general election would be complete without the Tories denouncing Labour for its irresponsible fiscal plans. The classic example was the 1992 campaign, when John Major’s team first warned against “Labour’s Tax Bombshell”, soon to be followed by “Labour’s Double Whammy—1. More Taxes, 2. Higher Prices.”

A radical campaign can chase the Tories out

A radical campaign can chase the Tories out This general election is an opportunity to kick out the Tories and break from a decade of austerity, scapegoating of Muslims and migrants, and inaction over climate change.

We deserve better than Tory austerity


The reality of rising debt and falling wages under Tory austerity was laid bare in new research from the TUC union federation released on Tuesday.

General election is chance to smash Brexit deadlock


For more than two years official politics has been consumed by a seemingly endless Brexit crisis and Westminster game-playing.

Avenge their deaths


We have to make the Tories pay for the thousands of people who have been killed by their rule.

Cuban lessons for Latin America’s left


Latin America has returned to the headlines with the explosive revolts in Chile and Ecuador. They show how neoliberalism continues to evoke massive popular resistance

Say no to a second referendum and a People’s Vote on the European Union


A very big protest took place in London last weekend calling for a “People’s Vote” on leaving the European Union (EU).

Global revolt shows we have had enough


The number of serious revolts erupting across the globe is growing. Many protests sparked by a specific issue quickly turn into more general challenges to the system.

What actually makes a ­person middle class?


Tomáš Tengely-Evans argues that being middle class isn’t about your lifestyle, accent, or whether you do a manual job

Johnson faces a crisis—but he isn’t finished


He may have lost a battle last Saturday, but he hasn’t lost the war

Stand with Catalonia after new wave of repression


Massive protests erupted across Catalonia this week after a Spanish court sentenced nine pro-independence Catalan leaders to vicious prison terms.

Celebrate the climate movement - and join it


The International Rebellion has brought together tens of thousands of people across the globe to demand climate justice.

Imperialists betray the Kurds—again


The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have denounced Donald Trump’s decision to pull back American troops blocking a Turkish invasion of northern Syria as a “betrayal”. Of course they’re right.

Treat drug use as a health issue, not a criminal one


Sadie Robinson looks at a new programme to give heroin users diamorphine which aims to help people escape addiction

The cops aren’t on our side


Police actions against Extinction Rebellion (XR) show their job is to ensure business as usual under capitalism.

Climate rebellion must beware of false friends


False friends are clustering around the climate movement. They know that millions of people across the world support climate action to avert catastrophe. Instead of denying the need for it, they pose as sympathetic but “reasonable”.

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