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Home care workers put pressure on councillors in Birmingham

22 January 2019
Birmingham home carers are striking back against a Labour council that refuses to back off from attacks on workers.

Media bias is business as usual

22 January 2019
Diane Abbott’s disgraceful treatment on the BBC’s Question Time programme shone a light on media bias.

Jeremy Corbyn can break the impasse over Brexit if he backs free movement

22 January 2019
After the crushing House of Commons defeat for her deal with the European Union (EU), Theresa May has been going through the motions of talking to opposition parties.

Theresa May’s deal defeated in record vote - now fight to get rid of the Tories

15 January 2019
The shattering defeat for Theresa May’s Brexit deal on Tuesday has to mean the end for her as prime minister and lead to an immediate general election.

Struggle can break paralysis on Brexit

15 January 2019
A thin ray of light shone through the Brexit tangle last week. Two government defeats in the House of Commons marked the moment when Theresa May definitively lost control of the parliamentary process governing Britain’s departure from the European Union (EU).

Making sense of Labour

14 January 2019
Thousands have joined Labour hoping it can transform society. A new edition of The Labour Party—a Marxist History says the nature of the party shapes how it acts. Authors Donny Gluckstein and Charlie Kimber explain how their book can help activists in the struggle for change

Thousands protest in London to demand a general election

12 January 2019
Thousands of people marched through central London on Saturday demanding a general election, an end to the Tory government and an end to austerity.

Jeremy Corbyn goes on the offensive and calls for a general election

10 January 2019
Jeremy Corbyn has made a fresh demand for a general election, in a speech today that sought to unite Leave and Remain voters against Theresa May’s austerity and racism.

How can the left get its voice heard over Brexit?

08 January 2019
What machinations will May pull to get out of her crisis? And what should the left do to force her out? Tomáš Tengely-Evans says the key is a fight against racism and austerity

The tiny group controlling England’s water industry

07 January 2019
Privatisation has handed just 20 investors over two thirds of England’s water and sewerage supply—and it’s time we took it back, says Charlie Kimber

We can win on Palestine

01 January 2019
It is possible to stand up for the right to criticise Israel—as a victory for a Palestine solidarity activist last month showed.

The winter of discontent showed workers’ power

01 January 2019
Forty years ago a Labour Party government was close to declaring a state of emergency due to militant strikes

A ‘people’s vote’ is a bad alternative for Labour

04 December 2018
Jeremy Corbyn is inching towards backing a second referendum over Brexit

Birmingham care workers keep up fight

20 November 2018
Homecare workers at Birmingham City Council are set for a five-day strike. More solidarity from other workers can help them to win, says Sarah Bates

Labour’s confusion over Europe could save May

20 November 2018
The Labour Party is struggling to unite around a single line from which to attack the Tories

Can Labour tame the state?

19 November 2018
How should a Corbyn government deal with enemies that have deep roots in the establishment, asks Nick Clark

Labour plan to challenge the state falls short

13 November 2018
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell laid out what he said were the Labour leadership’s plans for transforming the state at an event on Monday evening.

Use Brexit rows to get the Tories out

13 November 2018
Government ministers were summoned to an emergency cabinet meeting to discuss a Brexit deal. It was unclear whether it would be approved by the cabinet, and still more uncertain what will happen when it goes to parliament. May's crisis is far from over.

John McDonnell’s appeal to the bosses is a warning about the limits of Labour

02 November 2018
John McDonnell, Labour’s shadow chancellor, made an appeal to banking fat cats this week.

Huge march for a ‘People's Vote’ boosts the big business agenda

21 October 2018
Almost 700,000 marched for a “People’s Vote” in London on Saturday.

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