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Britain: Labour Party conference

Britain: Labour Party conference

Action against capitalist establishment sabotage still needed The mood of confidence and unity at the 2017 Labour Party conference has been widely reported. It is estimated that around 8,000 people attended either the conference or the parallel Momentum event ‘The World Transformed’, the biggest Labour Party conference in many years. Jeremy Corbyn’s speech covered much […]

Britain’s earthquake election: Consolidating the Corbyn revolution

Britain’s earthquake election: Consolidating the Corbyn revolution

In April Theresa May called a snap general election with the Tories 20 points ahead in the polls – expecting to win easily and to rout Labour. Then Jeremy Corbyn defied Labour’s right wing and launched a radical anti-austerity manifesto. Now May hangs by a thread, presiding over a split party in a minority government […]

Grenfell Tower tragedy: concerns about safety were raised by residents

Grenfell Tower tragedy: concerns about safety were raised by residents

Major investigation needed, independent of government Police have stated that at least 79 died in the fire, and the final number is likely to be higher. The response to fire reveals the social divides in Britain. The Prime Minister, Teresa May, on her first visit does not speak to any residents and is surrounded by […]

Britain: After elections, May and the Tories must go!

Britain: After elections, May and the Tories must go!

Organise, strike, resist, to fight for Corbyn’s policies Theresa May’s failed election gamble is a nightmare for the capitalist class in Britain. Seven weeks ago most of Britain’s elite were hopeful that May would succeed in dramatically increasing the number of Tory MPs, thereby buttressing her government to be able to weather the storms of economic crisis, […]

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British Election Corbyn’s Manifesto: An important step in the right direction – Mobilise to fight for socialist change

British Election Corbyn’s Manifesto: An important step in the right direction – Mobilise to fight for socialist change

Jeremy Corbyn has launched his manifesto by declaring Labour is the “party for the many” while the Tories are the “party of the rich”. The leaking of Labour’s draft manifesto broke through the right-wing media’s relentless assaults on Corbyn, and brought the policies into the light. Social media was alive with enthusiastic discussion. Labour went […]

Britain: A bold socialist campaign by Corbyn could get rid of Tories

Britain: A bold socialist campaign by Corbyn could get rid of Tories

“The dividing lines in this election could not be clearer”, declared Jeremy Corbyn as he launched Labour’s general election campaign. He went on: “It is the establishment that complains I don’t play by the rules: by which they mean their rules.” “And in a sense, the establishment and their followers are quite right. I don’t play […]

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Trump, Brexit and politics now

Trump, Brexit and politics now

Trump’s victory has further exposed the systemic problems facing capitalism today. It has widened the splits in establishment parties and between nation states. It is fuelling rising anger against the existing order. At the same time, we are beginning to see the kind of collective action needed to provide an alternative. The election of Donald […]

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2017: Upheaval and Fightback Will Continue Worldwide

2017: Upheaval and Fightback Will Continue Worldwide

2016 was the year when the pent-up anger of the masses worldwide finally spilled over in a series of political earthquakes – a delayed reaction to the devastating world economic crisis of 2007-08. And tremors are still being felt, with serious aftershocks – if not new earthquakes – expected in 2017.The changed situation was dramatically […]

Britain: Corbyn’s Brexit opportunity

Britain: Corbyn’s Brexit opportunity

Socialist, internationalist policies can rally both Leave and Remain voters The EU referendum result was a massive rejection of the capitalist establishment but voting Leave was not a vote for a governmental alternative. Now Jeremy Corbyn has the opportunity to use his Labour leadership re-election campaign to rally both Leave and Remain voters behind a […]

Britain: The Corbyn insurgency 2.0

Britain: The Corbyn insurgency 2.0

Now let’s finish the job Jeremy Corbyn appears to be on course to be re-elected as Labour leader in September. But the bitter right-wing struggle against him shows there can be no compromise with the representatives of capitalism in the Labour Party. This time, let’s finish the job and really transform Labour into an anti-austerity […]