The Corbyn Earthquake

Crowds of young people at Glastonbury this year have been spontaneously erupting into chants of ‘Oh, Jeremy Corbyn!’

The Corbyn Earthquake

Nothing so symbolises the political earthquake brought about by Jeremy Corbyn’s dramatic campaign in the recent British general election. Crowds of young people at a music festival chanting the name of a sixty eight year old white male Labour politician! This is unprecedented – more normal would be to be booed or ignored. Indeed there […]

Polarisation in France

Fascist Marine Le Pen and banker Emmanuel Macron go through to the second round of the French Presidential election.

Polarisation in France

(Picture: Fascist Front National leader Marine Le Pen) Report from  Catherine Curran Vigier, of the New Anti-Capitalist Party After an incredible election campaign, dominated by revelations about the corruption of the right wing candidate François Fillon and the fascist Front National leader Marine Le Pen, the Nazi candidate finally made it through to the second […]

Burkini Ban

Burkini Ban

The ban on burkinis in some French towns, introduced in August, continues to cause controversy. Photos of armed police forcing a Muslim woman to remove her burkini on a beach caused justified anger around the world. Despite widespread support for the ban from many prominent politicians – including the prime minister Manuel Valls and former […]

Rotten Apple – Rotten Government

Rotten Apple – Rotten Government

Last month’s Apple judgement strikes at the heart of Irish capitalism. Since the late 1950s, Irish policy makers have used incredibly low corporation tax rates to encourage foreign companies to invest here. Since the 1990s, this policy has increasingly meant offering the Irish Financial Services Centre (IFCS) as a global hub for tax evasion. Ireland […]

Corbyn set for Victory

Corbyn set for Victory

Jeremy Corbyn is clearly heading for victory in the British Labour leadership election. All the signs suggest he has an unassailable lead over his challenger Owen Smith and will probably win by a landslide. This is despite truly extraordinary attempts by the anti-Corbyn Labour NEC to suspend, expel and refuse to register huge numbers of […]

Brexit Vote Shakes The Neoliberal Order

The economic and political impact of the Brexit vote is enormous, by any reckoning. Marnie Holborow looks at it's implications.

Brexit Vote Shakes The Neoliberal Order

The economic and political impact of the Brexit vote is enormous, by any reckoning. Marnie Holborow looks at it’s implications. The UK, the EU and Ireland face a political crisis, a possible recession and a period of prolonged uncertainty. With Remain votes in Scotland and Northern Ireland, there is likely to be a second Scottish […]

A Working Class Revolt? The Meaning Of The Leave Vote

In the wake of the Leave vote in Britain author and socialist activist John Molyneux breaks down the class nature of the vote.

A Working Class Revolt? The Meaning Of The Leave Vote

In the wake of the Leave vote in Britain author and socialist activist John Molyneux breaks down the class nature of the vote. The UK as a whole voted 51.9% to 48.1% to leave the EU on a 72% turnout. In geographical terms the basic facts of the vote were as follows: Scotland voted 62% […]

Brexit – A Blow Against Austerity And Neoliberalism

Despite the onslaught of ‘Project Fear’, the British electorate have voted to leave the European Union. The entire international establishment was lined up on the side of Remain. Economic elites from the US to the IMF, the ECB and the European ruling classes were frantic in their desire to keep the UK in the European business club. The military elites in NATO were also clear that the UK remaining within the EU was crucial to sustaining the structures of Western Imperialism. Brexit represents a major challenge to this wider capitalist agenda.

Brexit – A Blow Against Austerity And Neoliberalism

Despite the onslaught of ‘Project Fear’, the British electorate have voted to leave the European Union. The entire international establishment was lined up on the side of Remain. Economic elites from the US to the IMF, the ECB and the European ruling classes were frantic in their desire to keep the UK in the European […]

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