The scale of the global crisis demands a radical response

Corey Oakley It is increasingly a truism that, around the world, politics is being reshaped at an extraordinary pace. In the West, ongoing stagnant or declining living standards, alongside grinding austerity and the gutting of what remains of social welfare, have combined with the massive accumulation...CONTINUE READING

The spirit of May ’68 on display in France today 

Paul Giffard-Foret Sometimes a date makes history, something more significant than those countless missed opportunities in the calendar of workers’ struggle. That date, for reasons that are both specific and general, becomes an event, a catalyst and a link. On 22 March, the French public sector (nurses and d...CONTINUE READING

1 million march against gun violence

Barry Sheppard About 500,000 people, largely youth, demonstrated in Washington, DC, in late March, against the continued mass shootings at schools across the country. There were solidarity mobilisations with this “March for Our Lives”, totalling hundreds of thousands more in some 800 cities and towns. In...CONTINUE READING

Palestinians defiant in face of Israel’s latest massacre

Nick Everett Across the occupied territories, Palestinians are preparing for more protests demanding recognition of refugees’ right to return to their homeland and to the villages erased and ethnically cleansed by Israel in 1948. After an orgy of violence by Israeli occupation forces in Gaza, which kil...CONTINUE READING

Workers rebel in ‘Trump country’

Barry Sheppard An old lyric by early 20th century songwriter and labour activist Joe Hill goes: “There is power, there is power, when a band of working [people] stand, hand in hand!” A victorious strike by teachers in West Virginia, organised by rank and file teachers, 75 percent of whom are women, has d...CONTINUE READING

How to solve the climate crisis (while we still can)

James Plested The Arctic is melting. In the last week of February, in what should have been among the coldest days of a long, dark winter, the temperature at the North Pole rose above freezing. The Arctic sea ice, which should be expanding south for another month, is already in retreat. A weather statio...CONTINUE READING

What happened to Bernie Sanders?

Mick Armstrong It is easy to despair about Donald Trump’s America. The most reactionary president in modern US history has survived more than a year in office and maintains a significant base of support. Surrounded by a sea of far right and semi-fascist advisers, Trump pumps out vile tweets threatening n...CONTINUE READING

How do socialists take on gun fundamentalism?

Danny Katch “Enough is enough.” “The time for change is now.” “Never again.” These are some of the signs that have appeared at the protests that erupted since the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Their gut-wrenching urgency shows how deeply this nightmare has affected American politics. But do wh...CONTINUE READING

Get Palestinian children out of military detention

Nick Everett “I had barely fallen asleep when I woke to find an armed Israeli soldier hovering over my bed. He told me to get up quickly and put on a jacket. Half asleep, I was handcuffed, thrown into an army jeep, and taken to be interrogated. They had already taken my 16-year-old cousin, Ahed, the ni...CONTINUE READING