The left needs to reject authoritarianism and censorship

Ben Hillier The German Interior Ministry has shut down anti-capitalist and anti-fascist website linksunten.indymedia.org and raided the houses of several members and supporters of the site in the south-western state of Baden-Württemberg. According to Deutsche Welle, Germany’s English-language internat...CONTINUE READING

‘Now is the time to join the struggle against racism’

Roz Ward “People in the US were stunned that white supremacists with their hoods off were bold enough and willing to march through Charlottesville, Virginia”, Haley Pessin tells me. “Trump’s response to the events was that much more shocking because he initially refused to denounce white supremacy....CONTINUE READING

The convergence of the international right

Dave Renton One theme of the last 12 months has been the convergence of people and groups emanating from a conservative or a fascist starting point which, despite their different origins, have been working together since Brexit. Not all European parties of a fascist origin have converged at this point...CONTINUE READING

Fascist terrorism demands a world-wide response

Vashti Kenway On Friday night, hundreds of white supremacists and neo-Nazis marched through the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, with flaming torches. The scene was reminiscent of vengeful racist lynch mobs of past decades. They chanted “Blood and soil!”, “Jews don’t rule us” and “Heil Trump!” Some...CONTINUE READING

Trump is marching us towards nuclear war

Corey Oakley The US president is marching the world towards nuclear war. It’s time we started taking this seriously. “[F]ire, fury, and, frankly, power, the likes of which the world has never seen.” That is what Donald Trump promised if North Korea made “any more threats to the United States”. Two days...CONTINUE READING

A history of the nuclear arms race

Tom Bramble For seven decades, the world has been on the edge of a nuclear precipice. The United States and the Soviet Union each had at their disposal a massive array of aircraft, submarines and land-based missile launchers that were ready to fire a barrage of nuclear weapons that could, in a single...CONTINUE READING

Debunking the myths of Israel/Palestine

Kim Bullimore Over the past 120 years, the Zionist movement and later the Israeli state have constructed a web of fallacies that surround the creation of Israel and the ongoing conflict, and which also seek to justify Israel’s ethnic cleansing and oppression of the Palestinian people. This web of histor...CONTINUE READING

Chelsea Manning’s story should inspire us to fight for a better world

Vashti Kenway Whistleblower Chelsea Manning is a person of conscience and bravery who has withstood the most humiliating of punishments. If anyone can claim to have spoken truth to power and suffered the consequences, it’s her. From 2007 to 2009, Manning, an intelligence analyst for the US military, had...CONTINUE READING

How to fix climate change with this one weird trick

James Plested It’s hard not to be pessimistic about climate change. The more attention you pay to the science, the more it seems the world is heading towards catastrophe, and our leaders seem little inclined to do anything about it. A widely shared recent piece by David Wallace-Wells in New York magazin...CONTINUE READING