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The cost of war

This remarkable graphic illustrates a number of points that have become obvious in recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Written by John Rees
  • Category: Analysis

Cuts, counter-reforms, and the class struggle

cameron with cleaverNeil Faulkner argues that every socialist, green activist, trade unionist, and anti-capitalist needs to see building mass action against the cuts as the central political priority.

  • Written by Neil Faulkner
  • Category: Analysis

Inequality in the UK - We’re not all in this together

inequalityPoverty and inequality are at record levels according to a new report. The redistribution of wealth from poor to rich overseen by Thatcher and continued under Labour will be accelerated by the massive ConDem cuts - unless we stop them.

  • Written by James Meadway
  • Category: Analysis

Budget: Osborne declares war on welfare state

OsborneOne word can summarise George Osborne’s first budget. Brutal. £11bn off welfare spending, from child benefits to Disability Living Allowance. VAT up to 20 per cent. And an average 25 per cent cut for most departmental budgets.

  • Written by James Meadway
  • Category: Analysis

OBR: Unelected body to prepare us for massive cuts

OBR and George OsborneThe unelected body established by the Tories - the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) - is intended to provide "independent", reputable support for massive cuts in public services.

  • Written by James Meadway
  • Category: Analysis

Oh Canada: Osborne’s cuts fairytale

George OsborneGeorge Osborne has discovered Canada. It is, he tells us, a marvellous faraway land where a fearless government once managed to eliminate its entire budget deficit in three years.

  • Written by James Meadway
  • Category: Analysis

The Bankers’ Coup

Mervyn King and George OsborneIf they had done it with tanks, we would call it a ‘military coup’. But they didn’t need to. The global political elite, echo-chambers of the bankers for a generation, did if for them. No tanks, no drama, no fanfare. Just the small print of an official communiqu√©.

  • Written by Neil Faulkner
  • Category: Analysis

Lost at Sea: Israel and international law

Israeli Pirate flagIn rejecting UN and EU proposals for an independent inquiry into the Gaza Flotilla Incident, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has stated that “it would create a problematic precedent” - that Israel is accountable to the international community and is subject to international law.

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