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Brazil: the left and the PT dilemma

Rico Rodriguez 5 May, 2015 In the face of recent protests and the general political situation, the Brazilian left faces a dilemma. On the one hand, there have been mobilisations…

Racism, repression and resistance in Baltimore

By Marcus Otono 4 May 2015 Just like a horrific version of the film “Groundhog Day”, police killings of African-Americans in the United States repeat themselves endlessly. The latest iteration…

Marxism and elections

By Dave Stockton May 4, 2015 To understand how classical Marxists developed their tactics towards elections, we need to understand their analysis of the class nature of the state and…

What’s the point of voting Labour?

Long before the delayed publication of its election manifesto, the Labour Party leadership made very clear what their real priorities in government would be. In a glossy pamphlet called ‘A…

Cuts put women on rations

By Rebecca Anderson 2 May 2015 Chancellor George Osborne crowed in his 2015 budget speech that the employment rate was at 73 per cent, an all-time high. Those with friends…

125 years of International Workers’ Day

May Day 2015 marks a century and a quarter since the Second International launched this annual worldwide celebration of working class solidarity, a practical expression of the Communist Manifesto’s clarion…

Reclaim Brixton: reclaim the future

By KD Tait 27 April 2015 Saturday 25 April saw the first demonstration by Reclaim:Brixton, a movement formed to defend the interests of residents against government policies which privilege property…

Deterrent by drowning: Mediterranean tragedy is official policy

By Dave Stockton and KD Tait 22 April 2015 Once again, the seas surrounding Fortress Europe run red with the blood of migrants. The mass drowning of 900 migrants in…

Ireland: the Socialist Party’s dangerous times

By Bernie McAdam 20 April 2015 The Socialist Party in Ireland is deeply worried. Senior trade union officials like Irish Congress of Trade Unions President John Douglas and Jack O’Connor,…

Podemos and the limits of responsibility

By KD Tait Spanish anti-austerity party Podemos (We Can) won 14.8 per cent and took 15 seats in elections to Andalusia’s regional parliament, doubling last year’s vote in the European…