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One simple argument about the existence of the state of Israel

One simple argument about the existence of the state of Israel

Analysis April 30, 2016

The fundamental transformation of the state of Israel would be a victory for everyone in the Middle East, argues John Rees

Lean Out

Lean Out

Book Reviews April 28, 2016

Foster’s Lean Out rejects the neoliberal feminism of the likes of Sheryl Sandberg and Clinton. Feminism must be about inequality, argues Lindsey G...

Libya: they want us to go to war against the refugees

Libya: they want us to go to war against the refugees

Analysis April 27, 2016

The government wants to fight another war in Libya, and without going to parliament, writes Chris Nineham

Junior doctors: we will keep fighting

Junior doctors: we will keep fighting

Latest News April 26, 2016

Support surges for the junior doctors as they strike, in another bad day for Jeremy Hunt

The causes of chaos: interview with Patrick Cockburn

The causes of chaos: interview with Patrick Cockburn

Interview April 22, 2016

Patrick Cockburn’s latest book on the Middle East, Chaos and Caliphate has just been published. Chris Nineham spoke to him

Debunked: 12 left-wing reasons for remaining in the European Union

Debunked: 12 left-wing reasons for remaining in the European Union

Opinion April 19, 2016

The referendum is not a vote on whether we want to be ‘part of Europe’. It's a vote on an institution that has done far more harm than good ...

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Why you should be on the Convoy to Calais

Why you should be on the Convoy to Calais

Major mass movements in Britain are collecitvely organising a Convoy to Calais. Now is the time for solidarity with refugees 

April 29, 2016 Counterfire

Stop the War: official statement on anti-Semitism and Palestine

Stop the War: official statement on anti-Semitism and Palestine

In response to claims of anti-Semitism within the Labour Party, Stop the War condemns the double standards applied to those who oppose Israeli oppression ...

April 29, 2016 Stop the War Coalition

Racism killed my father

Racism killed my father

Today marks the third anniversary of Maz Saleem’s father Mohammed Saleem's brutal murder by neo-Nazi Pavlo Lapshyn

April 29, 2016 Maz Saleem

Serbian elections: more of the same?

Serbian elections: more of the same?

Serbia's prime minister will not have much opposition in parliament, though it may prove more difficult to implement his policies, writes Vladimir Unkovs...

April 28, 2016 Vladimir Unkovski-Korica

Theory

The Communist Manifesto - key texts

The Communist Manifesto - key texts

The Communist Manifesto is a pamphlet that refuses to die. As incendiary as the day it was published, Paul Vernell unpacks this founding document

April 8, 2016 Paul Vernell

Rosa Luxemburg’s The Mass Strike - key texts

Rosa Luxemburg’s The Mass Strike - key texts

Rosa Luxemburg argued that the majority of people would be won to socialism through struggle, writes Paul Vernell in this introduction to The Mass Strike ...

April 3, 2016 Paul Vernell

Trotsky on 'gradualness' - key texts

Trotsky on 'gradualness' - key texts

Trotsky's polemic against gradualness shows Britain's history has been shaped by conflict and revolution. This 'key text' is introduced by Al...

March 15, 2016 Leon Trotsky

Editors picks

The Suffragettes, Black Friday and two types of window smashing

The Suffragettes, Black Friday and two types of window smashing

‘The argument of the broken window pane is the most valuable argument in modern politics’, declared suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst

November 18, 2010 Katherine Connelly

Another Europe is necessary

Another Europe is necessary

We cannot be neutral with regard to the upcoming referendum on EU membership. If Britain votes to stay in, we will be effectively signing up to all of Europe...

September 20, 2015 Reuben Bard-Rosenberg

 Lenin and the Labour Party - lessons for today?

Lenin and the Labour Party - lessons for today?

As Jeremy Corbyn's campaign for Labour leader gains seemingly unstoppable momentum, John Rees looks at some of the debates on the left at the time of the...

August 9, 2015 John Rees

Books

Architect or Bee? The Human Price of Technology

Architect or Bee? The Human Price of Technology

Mike Cooley’s Architect or Bee? put the case that a new organisation of technology could provide social good rather than profit. Orlando Hill welcomes ...

April 21, 2016 Orlando Hill

The Lords of Human Kind

The Lords of Human Kind

Victor Kiernan’s The Lords of Human Kind is a classic dissection of the racist pretensions of European imperialism, argues Dominic Alexander ...

April 14, 2016 Dominic Alexander

1916: Ireland’s Revolutionary Tradition

1916: Ireland’s Revolutionary Tradition

Allen’s 1916 shows that the Easter Rising was no pointless sacrifice, but an essential revolutionary trigger to Irish independence, argues Sean Ledwith...

April 7, 2016 Sean Ledwith

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