INTERVIEW: rebuilding the left in the United States

How have Bernie Sanders and then the Trump presidency shaken things up for the US left? Bernie Sanders opened up a mass conversation about social inequality in this country and rescued the word “socialism” from its Cold War legacy. But it is worth pointing out that this process of radicali...CONTINUE READING

Manchester bombing shows the divide between the decent and the deplorable

Tom Bramble The Manchester bombing has shone a spotlight on the division in British society – between those who want to stand up for the values of solidarity, compassion and care for each other without thought of personal cost, and those who wish to exploit this tragedy to stoke racism, militarism, re...CONTINUE READING

Labour manifesto in Britain breaks from the past

Nick Clark The Labour Party’s election manifesto has lifted activists and underlined that it’s worth fighting to get the Tories out and Jeremy Corbyn in. It offers a break from Tory austerity – and the austerity-lite approach of recent Labour leaders. The manifesto matches the tone of Corbyn’s campai...CONTINUE READING

Gaza on brink of ‘systemic collapse’

Ali Abunimah Gaza is on the brink of a “systemic collapse” as the electricity crisis deepens, the International Committee of the Red Cross is warning. “Severe power and fuel shortage has reached a critical point in Gaza, endangering essential services including healthcare, wastewater treatment and wate...CONTINUE READING

How long can the Trump chaos continue?

Donald Trump’s firing of FBI director James Comey unleashed a legal and political crisis that has intensified with one bombshell revelation after another about his abuses of power and megalomania. With the Justice Department appointing a special prosecutor to investigate Trump – over the o...CONTINUE READING

The end of the Arctic?

James Plested The Arctic is warming faster than anywhere else in the world. If current trends continue, the Arctic Ocean could be completely ice-free in summer by the late 2030s. This may be a boon for big business – think new shipping routes and vast reserves of previously inaccessible oil, gas and oth...CONTINUE READING

Evaluating the French elections

Eric Le Roy The recent French presidential elections have captured the attention of the world’s media. Aside from last year’s US elections, few elections in recent memory have attracted so much attention, commentary and anticipation. In France, the stakes were high. Marine Le Pen of the fascist Nation...CONTINUE READING

The fightback begins in France

Josh Lees Tens of thousands of Parisians took to the streets on 8 May, the first day of Emmanuel Macron’s presidency. The protest was an impressive opening salvo from the left in what is sure to be a bitter struggle against Macron’s neoliberal agenda. Macron, who tried to present himself during the...CONTINUE READING

The Palestinian prisoners’ revolt

Ramzy Baroud Gaza is the world’s largest open air prison. The West Bank is a prison, too, segmented into various wards, known as areas A, B and C. In fact, all Palestinians are subjected to varied degrees of military restrictions. At some level, they are all prisoners. East Jerusalem is cut off from th...CONTINUE READING