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Starmer ramps up his war on beleaguered Labour left

16 November 2020
The Labour Party upped its crackdown on its own activists last week, suspending leading members in Bristol for supporting former leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Croydon sends a sign of councils’ crisis

16 November 2020
Croydon council in south London has issued a section 114 notice banning all spending except for statutory services for vulnerable people.

Letters - Don’t be fooled by the false promise of nuclear jobs

13 November 2020
Socialists and environmental campaigners should have no illusions in nuclear power.

Break the weak Tories

10 November 2020
The Tories are in trouble. Their lockdown is unlikely to significantly cut coronavirus cases as it leaves key areas of transmission, such as schools, open.  

Activists speak out—the left’s hope lies outside Labour

08 November 2020
Keir Starmer’s suspension of Jeremy Corbyn and the war on the left has sparked arguments about whether the Labour Party is really a vehicle for change. Here members—and some of those who have left in response to the attacks—tell Nick Clark how the witch hunt has changed the party

The left in Britain and the US after two earthquakes

06 November 2020
Win or lose, Donald Trump has upended the politics of the United States.

LETTERS—Time to tear down the jails

06 November 2020
One of my young family members was in prison a while ago. During our visit we were treated like prisoners ourselves—made to wait endlessly in the shabby, dirty facilities.

Debates and divisions in unions and the left on how to respond to the attacks in Labour

02 November 2020
Two online rallies revealed debates on how the left should respond to the right’s assault.

Keir Starmer’s suspension of Jeremy Corbyn means war on the left

02 November 2020
There is now no doubt that Labour leader Keir Starmer is determined to drive the left out of the party—or force it into ­humiliated submission.

It’s time to leave Labour

01 November 2020
Keir Starmer’s assault on the left shows that Labour is a trap for socialists. It’s time to leave and fight for real change argues Charlie Kimber, editor of Socialist Worker

Keir Starmer uses antisemitism report to suspend Corbyn and attack solidarity with Palestine

29 October 2020
There is now no doubt that Labour leader Keir Starmer is determined to drive the left out of the party, or to force them into humiliated submission.

Letters—Andy Burnham is leading a fight, and we should support him

27 October 2020
We believe that Socialist Worker should have backed Burnham’s position more forcefully

Labour Leadership continues to show that criticism of Israel will not be tolerated

26 October 2020
The Labour Party leadership has told off MP Stephen Kinnock for making a speech criticising Israel, according to reports.

Don’t trust Andy Burnham’s posturing over lockdown

19 October 2020
Andy Burnham has wanted to be Labour Party leader for most of his career. He stood in two leadership elections and failed both times.

MPs cash in despite crisis

13 October 2020
Unemployment is soaring and average pay is falling. Millions of Britain’s poorest households could see their incomes cut by £20 a week from April, when a temporary rise in Universal Credit is due to expire.

The real divide across Britain is class

13 October 2020
Coronavirus has highlighted deep class divisions across British society. But for the mainstream press in England, the divide is between the North and South. 

Abuse inquiry won’t hear from the victims

12 October 2020
Child sex abuse victims of Greville Janner have been barred from giving live evidence to the public inquiry into the former Labour MP.

Labour doesn’t want to spook the establishment

06 October 2020
Gary Haggarty, a member of the pro-British paramilitary organisation the Ulster Volunteer Force in Northern Ireland, worked as a paid agent of Special Branch cops.

Activists gather to launch emergency coronavirus programme

29 September 2020
 A coalition of Labour MPs, trade unionists, campaigners and socialists have called for a “fightback to demand ordinary people won’t pay for the crisis”.

The ugly face of Labour

27 September 2020
​​​​​​​Keir Starmer is pushing a renewed right wing direction for Labour. Nick Clark looks at why that is, and examines how it’s old hat for the party that’s built on appeasement

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