The BBC’s The Crusades is billed as a re-examination of the history of the crusades, but in presenting them as a clash of civilisations between Christianity and Islam, it repeats the ideological justifications for the war on terror.
James Meadway: The Euro crisis of 2011 is a prelude to financial chaos in 2012. Efforts to prop up the system have failed, threatening a fresh financial crisis and perhaps the collapse of the Euro itself. A mass movement against austerity must be built.
The ‘Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill’ currently in the committee stage in the House of Lords contains plans to cut legal aid to the most vulnerable and put the basic right to legal representation out of their reach.
The government is effectively claiming victory in the pensions dispute after the largest strike in decades. Neil Faulkner and Alex Snowdon look at what's going on and the implications for the struggle against austerity.
To mark one year since the start of popular protests in Tunisia, Joseph Daher, co-author of ‘The People Demand: a short history of the Arab Revolutions’, examines the continuing Arab revolutions and the challenges they face.
Neil Faulkner: The task we face is nothing less than to build a continent-wide mass movement of resistance capable of overthrowing finance capital, nationalising the banks, and establishing democratic control over the economic future.