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The Angels’ Share: A measure of fun and frustration in Loach heist flick

12 June 2012
The latest from left wing director Ken Loach is a heist movie set among the web of petty and not so petty frustrations of working class life.

'The political pollution of the Met is extraordinary'

29 May 2012
The hackgate scandal has often focused on the hacking of celebrities’ mobile phones and emails. But the reason that it has caused such a stir among the political class is because it exposes the corruption that runs through the British establishment.

Pensions battle still key to beating Tories

22 May 2012
The TUC’s call for a march against austerity on 20 October is a brilliant opportunity to bring more workers into the struggle against the Tory attacks on our class.

Greece left vote could surge again

15 May 2012
Greece’s ruling class has every reason to be worried about new elections.

Class conference clarifies crisis

15 May 2012
Up to 200 people attended a conference on Crisis, Class and Resistance hosted by the International Socialism Journal in London last Saturday.

Greece shaken by poll result

08 May 2012
The results of the Greek general election have exploded in the face of the ruling class.

Cops’ march signals a ruling class in crisis

08 May 2012
When police officers march against a Tory government it shows that the usual order of things is breaking down.

Greek vote proves disaster for ruling class

07 May 2012
The results of the Greek general election have exploded like a bombshell in the face of the ruling class.

London elections: five reasons to boot out Tory Boris

29 April 2012
Boris Johnson has been a mayor for the rich and the bankers—not to mention he’s a millionaire himself. He has pocketed £250,000 a year for his Telegraph column alone while he’s been in the job, but he says that money is just "chicken feed". Meanwhile he has hiked tube and bus fares, hitting the poorest. Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, to give him his full name, not only went to posh private school Eton with David Cameron but was in the Bullingdon Club at Oxford with him too. And both are descended from royalty, tracing their ancestors back to King George II. No wonder Boris hates working class people and has been lobbying for even tighter anti-

Attack: working longer for less

24 April 2012
The Tories want to drive down the living standards of millions of public sector workers. They hope that this will strengthen them in a bigger battle against the whole working class.

Class Actions: Salford duo spits at the Sun

24 April 2012
Salford-based hip-hop duo Class Actions return with their latest single "Rip Up The Sun". The track doesn’t stop short at attacking the newspaper—it mounts a scathing onslaught on Rupert Murdoch’s entire empire.

Long Day’s Journey Into Night: Eugene O’Neill’s dramatic protest at middle class hypocrisy

17 April 2012
The Irish-American dramatist and Nobel laureate Eugene O’Neill is widely considered the father of modern American theatre. His most famous play, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, has just opened at the Apollo Theatre in London.

Teachers back more strikes against Tories

10 April 2012
This year’s NUT union conference was watched closely from across the working class movement, as teachers backed more strikes to stop the Tories’ assault on pensions.

Is there a new class of worker?

03 April 2012
The previous columns in this series looked at how the ruling class tries to weaken the working class by dividing it. It sets employed workers against unemployed, and those who claim benefits against those who do not.

Strikes sweep Egypt but old regime bites back

27 March 2012
There is no mistaking the raw class anger in strikers’ chants across Egypt these days. "Who are they and who are we?" is a favourite of striking workers at Cairo’s Public Transport Authority (PTA).

Cards depict Chartist leaders

27 March 2012
The Chartists of the 18th century were Britain’s first mass working class movement. They demanded basic democratic rights such as vote by secret ballot and the abolition of property qualifications for MPs.

The Hunger Games - dark science fiction with class struggle

27 March 2012
In the not too distant future what remains of North America is now the country of Panem. It is split into 12 different districts, each poorer than the last, ruled over by the wealthy Capitol.

Rank and file holds the key to this fight

20 March 2012
This hasn’t been a good week for the working class. The Tories are set to pass their healthcare bill and have started on the road to privatising the NHS. They are stealing people’s pensions and cutting jobs and services.

Plan B's Ill Manors is a class project that captures the rage of the estates

20 March 2012
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Workers can push back Tory attacks

13 March 2012
The Tories are waging war on the working class. From selling off the health service to attacking pensions and benefits, they are determined to drive down our living standards.

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