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March 15th: Ending the division and reclaiming the struggle for Palestine

IMarch 15th Movementn response to the Arab revolutions a new Palestinian movement seems to be taking shape. Driven by the youth it is in part aimed at a civil Palestinian mobilization to end the catastrophic political factionalism. But it must be placed in the larger context of reclaiming the struggle to liberate Palestine.

  • Written by Amal Ahmad
  • Category: Analysis

The Middle West explodes - in the US

February 2011 has seen mass mobilisations of public sector workers sweep across much of America’s Midwest, putting new ideas about class politics and power on the trade union agenda, argues Kim Moody.

Guns for the dictators

Most of the authoritarian regimes in the Arab world not only have a warm relationship with Western governments, they are also good friends with arms manufacturers and oil firms.

Egypt 2011: what sort of revolution is this?

With the overthrow of dictator Hosni Mubarak on 11 February 2011, the Egyptian uprising became a successful revolution. The question now is ‘what sort of revolution is this?’

  • Written by Neil Faulkner
  • Category: Analysis

A mass movement we can learn from: the record of Stop the War

Feb 15 posterOn the anniversary of the massive anti-war protests of 15 February 2003 Alex Snowdon argues socialists and anti-cuts activists have much to gain from assessing the record of the biggest and most politically significant mass movement we have had in recent history.

  • Written by Alex Snowdon
  • Category: Analysis

The rich get a lot richer

Times Rich ListThe rich get richer, the poor get poorer. Everybody knows the old adage, but that doesn't make the reality any less sickening.

  • Written by Dan Poulton
  • Category: Analysis

City excess and bankers bonuses - business as usual

BankerNever mind that our banking system looks exactly the same as it did three years ago. The bankers want their bonuses, full stop. And the government is only too happy to let them have the money.

  • Written by Peter Stauber
  • Category: Analysis

Democracy, direct action and revolution

BannerNeil Faulkner looks at politics after the demonstration in Whitehall on 9 December and the implications for all those that seek radical social change.

  • Written by Neil Faulkner
  • Category: Analysis

Economy: Don’t believe the hype

closing down saleRejoice! For the good times are surely here again. National Statistics released their estimate for economic growth this week. They think that the economy grew by 0.8 per cent in the last three months.

  • Written by James Meadway
  • Category: Analysis

CBI calls for further attacks on union rights

Richard Lambert CBI Not satisfied with the raft of anti-union laws introduced during the Thatcher government of the 1980s, employers' organisation the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) wants the coalition government to push even further.

  • Written by Alex Snowdon
  • Category: Analysis

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