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There’s no such thing as national interest

There’s no such thing as national interest Theresa May's claims to represent us all are a lie to cover up the class divide

They’ve got the money - let’s raise the taxes on the rich

They’ve got the money - let’s raise the taxes on the rich The Tories tell us we can’t afford to spend on public services. That’s a bit rich, writes Charlie Kimber

The Labour Party and the 'national interest'

The Labour Party and the national interest Nothing good can come of putting nation before class

Is the media sexist because ordinary people are?

Is the media sexist because ordinary people are? Sexist drivel: After a meeting between Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon and Tory prime minister Theresa May all the odious Daily Mail newspaper columnist Sarah Vine could talk about was their legs—for several paragraphs.

Capitalism is racist from the top to the bottom

Capitalism is racist from the top to the bottom Racism is alive and kicking. Two events showed that last week—the racist attacks on Diane Abbott and the police invasion of grime MC Stormzy's flat

What do we mean by class?

What do we mean by class? Britain is divided into “two distinct classes—those who own property and those who are getting poorer”.

Utterly Nuttall-lie. I can’t believe Ukip isn’t racist! It is

14 February 2017
Ukip leader Paul Nuttall seems to be easily confused. He is Ukip’s candidate in the Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election due next week

Protests in Romania call for the government to go

07 February 2017
A government decree watering down punishments for corruption has sparked large scale protests with thousands taking to the streets.

Voting suppression in the US while Trump gives "alternative facts"

24 January 2017
Millions were not allowed to vote in the US presidential elections. There is a long history of rigged elections and voter suppression and it's designed to target the working class.

Millions trapped in poverty as class still divides Britain

22 November 2016
Right wing MPs fear falling social mobility could undermine support for the free market system, writes Sadie Robinson

Trade unionists blockade Amazon depot

04 October 2016
Also: LSE cleaners insist they are not second class

Exploitation is just the job in a bosses’ recovery of low pay and zero hours

13 September 2016
More people may be in work but full-time positions are getting harder to find. Behind the figures, Alistair Farrow finds that bosses are making employment work for them—not us

Grammatical terror - don't roll back the clock on education

10 September 2016
Theresa May has confirmed that her Tory government’s first central policy will be to bring back grammar schools. Sadie Robinson talks to people who experienced the much-hated system first time round

What does socialism look like?

23 August 2016
Reforming capitalism is not the same as socialism, argues Sadie Robinson. Another society is possible—but can only come about through a revolution by working class people

Putting our class on the screen - an interview with Tony Garnett

05 July 2016
Tony Garnett, producer of Cathy Come Home, talks to Sadie Robinson about battling BBC bosses, representing working class life and why we need socialist change

Does the left only represent a 'north London clique'?

12 January 2016
Nick Clark takes issue with Labour right wingers’ simplistic and patronising view of what it means to be working class

Disability—produced by profit

12 January 2016
Roddy Slorach’s new book A Very Capitalist Condition puts forward a Marxist analysis of disability. Sadie Robinson looks at how its insights can help activists in the fightback

How does struggle grow?

27 October 2015
The system pushes workers to fight back and struggles can unexpectedly break out—but as Sadie Robinson argues, that doesn’t mean we should simply sit back and wait

Cultural vultures? Anti-racism and cultural appropriation

06 October 2015
Racism distorts culture and produces toxic stereotypes. But Ken Olende warns against throwing out the class solidarity that our rulers fear in opposition to ‘cultural appropriation’

What is class in the 21st century?

11 August 2015
Apparent changes to the way we work can make it seem as if the working class no longer exists. But Joseph Choonara argues that we still have the potential to change the world

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