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Belarus-Poland: one example of borders that kill

Belarus-Poland: one example of borders that kill The Polish state and the European Union have adopted the anti-migrant attitude of the far right

Portuguese left government falls after it fails the working class

Portuguese left government falls after it fails the working class The Socialist Party government has been hailed by some on the left as a positive example, but it has collapsed

Greece and Turkey leave refugees stranded at seas

Greece and Turkey leave refugees stranded at seas Squabbling ­governments left more than 300 Afghan refugees stranded in the sea for days, as they rowed over who should take them to safety.

Competition between states grows sharper

Competition between states grows sharper Boris Johnson is puffing himself up as a world statesman for the Cop26 conference. But the ridiculous squabble with France over fishing rights off British coasts shows the lies behind his posturing.

Capitalism will not solve energy squeeze

Capitalism will not solve energy squeeze Energy is what the political economist Simon Bromley called a “strategic commodity”. In other words, a state that controls access to it has power over other states.

Biden ramps up new arms race with China

Biden ramps up new arms race with China Aukus is the agreement by the United States and Britain to supply Australia with the technology to build eight nuclear submarines.

Europe’s imperialism is still reliant on US

07 September 2021
The Western ruling classes’ response to the entirely predictable Taliban victory in Afghanistan is astonishing—combining arrogance, self-deception, and panic.

New bill will let Tories hand millions to their mates

30 June 2021
The Tories have announced a new way to shower private businesses with huge handouts from public funds.

Resist racist Tory rules

29 June 2021
EU citizens and refugees are feeling the sharp impact of the Tories’ racist immigration clampdown. This Wednesday was the deadline for EU citizens to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme, which protects rights such as employment and healthcare in Britain.

Nine Catalan political prisoners freed, but the struggle is far from over

22 June 2021
The nine were arrested in the wake of the 2017 Catalan independence referendum for their involvement in organising the vote, demonstrations and mass civil disobedience.

Tories push racist myths to divide—open borders for all

01 June 2021
The deadline for European Union citizens to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) on 31 June is drawing steadily nearer.

Over 2,000 refugees die after EU state pushbacks

06 May 2021
More than 2,000 refugees have died during the pandemic as a result of illegal pushbacks by countries in the European Union (EU).

Neoliberalism is alive and useful to rulers

04 May 2021
Is neoliberalism over? This is what many of its defenders are beginning to fear. Chris Giles, the economics editor of the Financial Times, recently lamented, “The left is winning the economic battle of ideas.”

The European Union paid and trained the military thugs in Myanmar

28 April 2021
The EU provided more than £35 million to the Myanmar police between 2016 and 2021

EU risks lives to cut the risk of losing money

23 March 2021
The European Commission exploits every crisis to increase its own powers. It seized control of the vaccine procurement programme but bungled it.

Workers won’t benefit if Covid and racism drive out migrants

01 March 2021
Reports have found that large numbers of migrants are leaving Britain. It’s all caused by the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic—and a punishing immigration system, argues Sam Ord

Is the City losing its financial domination?

16 February 2021
Is world history going into reverse? The great historian Fernand Braudel argued that the modern capitalist world economy always has had a city at its centre, starting in the later Middle Ages with Venice.

Bankers’ and bosses’ man asked to take over in Italy

05 February 2021
Italy's rulers want to install a technocrat to push through measures they cannot impose by normal means

Vaccine nationalism will endanger us all

02 February 2021
Farcical aspects aside, the row over the European Union’s vaccine supplies reveals the inability of the present system to manage the Covid-19 pandemic.

Protests in Russia take aim at Putin and poverty

01 February 2021
Alexei Navalny supporters are on the streets but have no more to offer working people than Vladimir Putin

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