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Quotes of the week

16 August 2011
‘A particular form of black culture, the violent, destructive, nihilistic, gangster culture associated with Jamaican gangs and American rap music’

Maternity crisis causes deaths

26 July 2011
The growing crisis in maternity care is costing lives, with women in London particularly at risk.

Workers of Egypt: Strike! Occupy! Bring the revolution to victory!

16 July 2011
Demonstrations, protests and occupations played a key role in igniting and continuing our revolution. On their own, these tactics will not bring victory in the battle. You have the power to win this fight and finish off the regime, not only by participating in the demonstrations, but by organising strikes in the workplaces, companies and factories and supporting the occupations in the squares on Fridays.

Marxism: a place to organise resistance

05 July 2011
Marxism 2011 was not a talking shop, but a springboard to further action. Participants debated how we step up the fight against the Tories.

HIV charities’ funds cut

31 May 2011
Tory cuts are destroying a host of charities that provide vital sexual health work and support, particularly those playing a pivotal role relating to HIV and Aids.

After 5 May elections: Organise to bring down the coalition

06 May 2011
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19 April 2011

We marched in our hundreds of thousands… now it’s time to strike together

27 March 2011
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People of Bury Park united to resist any attacks

08 February 2011
The defiance shown by the people of Bury Park on Saturday was inspiring. The EDL has particularly targeted this multi-racial area.

Egypt: Christian and Muslim unity rooted in revolutionary traditions

04 February 2011
The UK media is full of horrific stories about the violence of the Egyptian revolution. Over the past few days this has been focused on violence against foreigners, particularly journalists.

Wapping striker speaks 25 years on: ‘If we’d had all of Fleet Street out we couldn’t have failed’

26 January 2011
"I remember in September 1985, two things happened. One was someone showed me the front page of the Socialist Worker, with an article quoting a EEPTU branch official from Southampton talking about his worries about a recruiting office opening there with hundreds of people coming down to Wapping.

UCU: lay off the left

11 January 2011
The Times Higher Educational Supplement (THES) ran an article last week highlighting what it called "splits" in the UCU lecturers’ union.

Alex Callinicos: a reply to Laurie Penny's reply

07 January 2011
I hadn’t intended to respond to Laurie Penny’s reply (<a href="">A response to Alex Callinicos</a>) to my piece on Comment is Free (<a href="">Student demonstrators can't do it on their own</a>), which in turn was a response to her original Guardian article, which appeared on Christmas Eve (<a href="">Out with the old politics</a>). But there has been such a flurry of criticism and support all over Fa

Students: We have the power to bring down Tories

07 December 2010
The University of Cambridge is not particularly well known for its student radicalism. Our recent 10-day occupation may change this.

Need for a party is not just historical

16 November 2010
Those who want to defend class society, and some on the left who oppose revolution, argue that revolutions merely set up new hierarchies, not the freedom and equality their participants dream of.

Video of Unite Against Fascism's London march against racism and Islamophobia

08 November 2010
5,000 marched through central London on Saturday 6 November. This video shows the demonstration, interviews participants and shows speeches.

Details of the Comprehensive Spending Review: Fight these vicious Tory cuts

20 October 2010
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How Many Roads: Black America Sings Bob Dylan

19 October 2010
Bob Dylan’s impact on popular songwriting was immediate and enduring, and this is particularly true of at least one black American singer-songwriter.

We need to crush, not cuddle, Lib Dems

21 September 2010
"There were some people, particularly around the height of the Iraq war, who gave up on the Labour Party and turned to the Liberal Democrats," said Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg last week at his party’s conference.


07 September 2010

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