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Springing into action

A hot Summer beckons but perhaps not on the political front? Mark Perryman finds some books that could help inspire the inner pessimist

Opinion | Mark Perryman | Friday, 18 April 2014


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Understand the left case for independence before you dismiss it

The authors of 'Yes - the radical case for Scottish independence' respond to Robert Lamb's criticism of left independence supporters

Opinion | Pete Ramand and James Foley | Wednesday, 16 April 2014


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Video: Ritzy cinema workers strike for a living wage

Britain's most successful arthouse cinema is shut down for the day as Ritzy cinema workers in Brixton, South London, strike for a living wage

Video | Reel News | Tuesday, 15 April 2014


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Scotland - towards a new foreign policy

The former Labour leader in Scotland and former Nato Secretary General says independence would be good for 'the forces of darkness' - Jonathon Shafi disagrees

Opinion | Jonathon Shafi | Saturday, 12 April 2014


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Maria Miller and Cameron’s cabinet of crooks

Maria Miller has been rightly hounded out of office - and hopefully into the courts - but Cameron's cabinet is full of rotten apples

Opinion | Scriptonite Daily | Wednesday, 9 April 2014

News & Comment

Ritzy cinema workers: striking against poverty pay

Workers at Ritzy Cinema in Brixton mount campaign of strikes demanding the London Living Wage. Alis...

Construction strikes spread - the fight for direct employment has begun

Wildcat strikes have hit the construction industry as workers demand proper employment rights. Steve...

South African miners: urgent appeal for support and solidarity

The Democratic Left Front (DLF), a united front of political groups, unions, youth, women's and...

Spain: Marches of Dignity

On 22 March 2014 thousands of people from different areas of Spain converged in a major demonstratio...


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Women’s liberation: theory and practice

Fundamental change for women means challenging the priorities of a system based on profit, and that requires connecting women’s movements to the wider fight for change

Women's Liberation | Lindsey German | Friday, 24 May 2013


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Climate change movements: where are we going?

Since 2009, the climate change movement has been losing momentum. But failure should not be taken as the whole story of Copenhagen and its aftermath, argues Elaine Graham-Leigh.

Climate change | Elaine Graham-Leigh | Tuesday, 24 January 2012


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Video: thousands march against austerity in Paris

Clare Solomon and Danielle Obono report from Paris where around 100,000 people joined a protest organised by the Front de Gauche, the French Communist Party, th...

Video | Clare Solomon | Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Resisting Austerity

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Demand the alternative: six things you can do today

The People's Assembly is organising a national demonstration and free festival on Saturday 21 June. Help make it massive!

Resisting austerity | People's Assembly | Friday, 4 April 2014


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Student loan privatisation must be resisted

Selling off the student loans will actually cost the government more, as well as the students - but it'll be a profits bonanza for the purchaser

Analysis | Marienna Pope-Weidemann | Monday, 31 March 2014


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How Vladimir Putin became evil

Tariq Ali:The US and UK condemn him for Crimea but supported him over the war in Chechnya. Why? Because now he refuses to play ball

Opinion | Tariq Ali | Saturday, 29 March 2014


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Ukraine: why being neutral won't stop a war

Chris Nineham argues that being against imperialism in general isn't enough - anti-war activists in the West need to oppose the aggressive expansion of the Nato...

Analysis | Chris Nineham | Sunday, 23 March 2014


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'The enemy is within' - Ukrainian left speak out

Kolesnik Dmitry, editor of a left-wing Ukranian website: 'The enemy is within – whether in Russia, Ukraine or Western countries'

Interview | Kolesnik Dmitry | Wednesday, 26 March 2014


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Manufactured revolutions?

This article by Dragan Plavsic, originally published in June 2005, looks at the dynamics of US imperial manipulation, internal opposition and popular revolt

Analysis | Dragan Plavsic | Thursday, 27 February 2014


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The crisis of the British regime: democracy, protest and the unions

The British political regime faces a crisis of confidence. This report presents empirical evidence for the democratic deficit, growing protest, the state of th...

Theory | Adrian Cousins | Sunday, 27 November 2011


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Twelve angry men: Garrick Theatre

A new production of Twelve Angry Men brings out the play’s relevance to today’s issues of poverty and racism, together with how opinions can change, finds Willi...

Arts Review | William Alderson | Wednesday, 16 April 2014


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Don't be nostalgic about Tony Blair. His effect on Britain and beyond was toxic

The Iraq war is rightly seen as a defining low point in Blair's career, but the damage he did does not stop there.

Stop the war | Chris Nineham | Tuesday, 15 April 2014


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GCHQ, the Guardian and British political culture: lessons from the Snowden leaks

The surveillance programmes exposed by Edward Snowden reinvented the term 'Orwellian', but the people responsible are getting away with it says Marienna Pop...

Opinion | Marienna Pope-Weidemann | Saturday, 12 April 2014

Book Review

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Do Muslim Women Need Saving?

The problems of Muslim women stem from capitalism not religion, finds Jacqueline Mulhallen, reviewing Do Muslim Women Need Saving?

Book Reviews | Jacqueline Mulhallen | Thursday, 3 April 2014


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The wounded beast: US power today

John Rees looks at the fissures in the world system that form the background to renewed drive to intervene in Syria

Analysis | John Rees | Thursday, 29 August 2013


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Kshama Sawant and American Labor’s new voice

Kshama Sawant, of the Socialist Alternative party, becomes the first socialist member of Seattle's city council. Alastair Stephens looks at the huge significanc...

Analysis | Alastair Stephens | Tuesday, 4 February 2014


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Empire and revolution - Syria and the critics of the anti-war movement

John Rees responds to recent discussions on Syria, imperialism and the Arab revolutions

International | John Rees | Wednesday, 1 August 2012


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Journalism from below: 100th anniversary of the Workers' Dreadnought

Katherine Connelly looks at the pioneering revolutionary newspaper created by working-class suffragettes

Women's Liberation | Katherine Connelly | Friday, 7 March 2014

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