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Revolt to save the planet

Revolt to save the planet As the climate movement intensifies, Sarah Bates says a new book by activist and author Naomi Klein raises serious questions about what action can win a sustainable world

Royal Mail workers: fighting a package of attacks

Royal Mail workers: fighting a package of attacks This time it really is the big one. Decades of struggles over the future of Royal Mail and the postal industry have all been leading towards this pitched battle.

We can’t rely on the rich to save the planet

We can’t rely on the rich to save the planet Even the rich are waking up to the scale of the threat—or so it seems. But the logic of capitalism—to always maximise profits—means we can’t trust them.

The British arms firms dealing in death

The British arms firms dealing in death Arms deals, generals and government officials will gather at the DSEI arms dealers’ conference in east London this week

Why the history of Israel is deliberately forgotten

Why the history of Israel is deliberately forgotten A new book on the origins of Israel is welcome and useful, but flawed

The rulers’ party is rotting

Tories out general election now demo in London Sept 2019 There’s a been Tory party since the late 17th century—now it’s in severe crisis. Simon Basketter looks at what could cause the death of the party for those who are born to rule

Life in a container is like a prison - residents speak out


Councils warehousing poor people in disused office blocks are now putting them in shipping containers.

Capital — built on slavery


A book by Caitlin Rosenthal gives a horrific insight into how slavery played a key role in the birth of capitalist management methods, writes Sadie Robinson

As Tories and the press panic about a ‘law and order breakdown’ - fear cops, not crime


After Tory scaremongering and promises of a ‘crackdown’ on crime, Sadie Robinson looks at the truth behind the fear—and why we don’t need more cops

Paul Mason’s ‘popular front’ of failures is not the way to beat the right


Journalist Paul Mason has called on Labour to support a ‘Popular Front’ to stop the far right. It proved a disaster in the 1930s—and he should know it, writes Nick Clark

Frontex—Fortress Europe’s racist border force


As the European Union pours tens of millions of pounds into keeping refugees out, uncovered hidden documents reveal the violence it metes out at its borders. Tomáš Tengely-Evans says border force Frontex is the true, ugly face of the EU

Britain’s Irish war - fifty years after troops went into Derry


On 14 August 1969 Harold Wilson, then Labour prime minister, deployed British troops to the streets of Northern Ireland.

Can Marxism help save the planet?


Alistair Farrow explains how the revolutionaries Marx and Engels looked at humans’ interaction with the natural world

Wuthering Fights—striking for the NHS in Bronte country


A strike by hundreds of the lowest paid NHS workers in West Yorkshire has become a flashpoint in the fight to stop privatisation.

The real story of Peterloo


The Peterloo massacre exposed our rulers’ brutality. But a new history also shows how the workers’ movement was militant and inclusive from its birth, writes Judy Cox

Warsaw 44 – An uprising betrayed


Tens of thousands of people in Warsaw rose up against Nazi rule 75 years ago this month. The heroic action was abandoned by the Allies writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

As the Tories talk air pollution - who’s really flying us to disaster?


New ‘green’ plans from the Tories won’t tackle airline pollution. They are aimed at making ordinary people pay for climate change, writes Sarah Bates, yet it’s the rich that pollute the most

Love Island—how our bodies are sold to us


Capitalism robs us of our individuality and then attempts to sell a pale imitation of it back to us in a sick bid to profit off the insecurities class society produces, writes Sarah Bates

Resisting the US’s racist president


As Donald Trump dramatically escalates his dangerous racist rhetoric and his vicious assaults on migrants, activists in the US spoke about what they’re doing to resist

How Moon landings projected US power


Were moon landings a giant leap forward for humanity, or the culmination of a growing Cold War? Gabby Thorpe boldly goes in search of the legacy of the space race

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