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Southampton council strike: a heroic struggle misled

The rolling strike by 2,400 Southampton council workers is now entering its 11th week. But despite Unite and Unison workers’ continued determination and sacrifice, there appears no sign of the…

Tottenham ablaze: The anger is back

As images of buildings and cars set ablaze spread through the media, Joana Ramiro reports on the harsh reality of North London’s Tottenham Hale community, where police brutality, racism and…

They shall not pass! All out to stop the EDL in Tower Hamlets, 3 September

The fascist English Defence League (EDL) is marching through Tower Hamlets on 3 September. Richard Brenner argues that we need to remember the lessons of Cable Street, when anti-fascists drove…

Capitalism, media and the state – a Marxist analysis

Is the News of the World crisis a mere tale of corruption, or does the whole affair expose the fundamental workings of the system? Marcus Halaby examines the way the media…

As government minister attacks pension reforms, union leader fragments resistance

Health Secretary Andrew Lansley has labelled the public sector pension reforms “inappropriate” and “unrealistic” in a letter to Treasury minister Danny Alexander, leaked to the Daily Telegraph on Monday. But…

Are Prentis and Barber preparing a pensions sell-out?

There are worrying signs that Unison leader Dave Prentis is preparing to take local government workers out of the battle to save public sector workers, argue Permanent Revolution in this…

Halifax: English Defence League struggles to mobilise

The fascist EDL struggled to get numbers to Halifax on Saturday 9 July when around 400 tried to protest around the town, 200 of which had bussed in from the…

Hackgate, power elites and the limits of the “corruption” critique

How does the radical left capitalise on the Murdoch Empire crisis? In a thought provoking article on the OpenDemocracy website Guy Aitchison argues that we need to move beyond the…

The United States faces a crisis not seen since the Depression

The poisonous atmosphere surrounding the role of the state and taxation allows no realistic budget bargaining, writes Will Hutton at the Observer…

Phone hacking: These resignation statements are meaningless

The ever-growing cast of the responsible but unaccountable is emblematic of the systemic corruption that has been laid bare, writes Gary Younge at Guardian.co.uk…