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Italian local elections do not mean the centre is secure

Italian local elections do not mean the centre is secure The death of populism was proclaimed in the English press after the Italian local elections. Perhaps.

Far left Die Linke party loses swathes of its supporters

Far left Die Linke party loses swathes of its supporters What went so wrong the far left Die Linke party? The answer lies primarily in its leadership and the concessions they’ve made in a failed bid to be more “electable”.

How fascist frustrations come to the fore in France

How fascist frustrations come to the fore in France Failure in recent regional elections has caused crisis for Marine Le Pen’s National Rally party. But, says Charlie Kimber, the party won’t destroy itself.

Back Sharon Graham in Unite vote, say workers

Back Sharon Graham in Unite vote, say workers Unite members speak to Isabel Ringrose on why backing Sharon Graham for Unite general secretary is linked to the fight for workplace organising

Oppose Tommy Robinson’s mobilisation in Batley and Spen

Oppose Tommy Robinson’s mobilisation in Batley and Spen Fascist Tommy Robinson is planning to demonstrate in Batley and Spen this Saturday to support far right candidates in the upcoming by-election.

US drives up pressure on Iran after election

US drives up pressure on Iran after election Iran’s presidential election has the US and Israel rallying their allies in the Middle East, reports Nick Clark

Does the Tories’ by-election hammering show ‘progressive alliance’ is the answer?

20 June 2021
The Liberal Democrats’ win in the Chesham and Amersham by-election has sparked hopes that the Tories’ “blue wall” of seats in the south of England is collapsing.

Batley and Spen by-election spells further disaster for Starmer

17 June 2021
The Labour Party is in trouble in the Batley and Spen by-election—and it deserves to be in trouble.

International round up: Election boycott shakes ruling regime

15 June 2021
Millions of people in Algeria, north Africa, boycotted elections held on Saturday as a sign of their continuing opposition to the ruling regime.

Peru—a radical history of resistance

14 June 2021
Pedro Castillo’s election win in Peru has cheered the left. Sophie Squire looks at the country’s history of struggle but also sounds some warnings for the future

Right wing plots and manoeuvres after left wins Peru’s election

10 June 2021
On Thursday morning Pedro Castillo had received 50.22 percent of the vote and right wing Keiko Fujimori had taken 49.77 percent.

Peruvian elections are a challenge to the elite

08 June 2021
There could be tense battles ahead after the Peruvian presidential election, reports Sophie Squire

New Israeli leadership will continue Palestinian oppression

08 June 2021
Israel could soon have a government led by a prime minister who has insisted Palestinians can never be allowed a state of their own.

Greens gain but are limited

11 May 2021
The Green Party gained more than 80 council seats in England and Wales.

Do the election results mean that class is dead?

11 May 2021
Elections in Britain last week have led to announcements of the death of class and the end of a clear divide between “left and right”.

The Labour left is angry with Starmer, but pushes a failed project of ‘unity’

11 May 2021
Left wing Labour MPs responded to the election results by appealing to Keir Starmer to bring them back into the fold. Meanwhile, Starmer prepared a further shift to the right.

Hartlepool and beyond—what went wrong with Labour’s vote?

10 May 2021
After Labour’s disastrous showing in Hartlepool and in the local elections, Nick Clark asks why so many working class people have turned away from the party

Boris Johnson’s crimes deserve full reckoning

04 May 2021
“These were always going to be difficult elections for us. We’re not expecting miracles on Thursday night.” Those were the words of Labour’s shadow foreign secretary Lisa Nandy on Sunday—at the end of a week of scandal and crisis for the Tories.

Who should socialists vote for on 6 May?

20 April 2021
For revolutionaries, although elections matter, the battle on the streets and in the workplaces is always more important

Scottish election campaign shows key battles are in the streets

16 April 2021
Political parties in Scotland have resumed campaigning this week. They suspended campaigning for the Scottish parliamentary elections after Prince Philip’s death, a move showing they are as out of touch with ordinary people as Westminster politicians.

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