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Tory setbacks on welfare and education reform

Joy Macready reports on the recent government set backs and how we can get more of them…

War against Iran looms

AN ISRAELI military strike against Iran in 2012 are now considered more and more certain by international commentators. Israel war drums beat louder by the day. And in an election…

Editorial: 2012: a year for shedding illusions if we are to win

2011 was a remarkable year for protest movements, mass uprisings, general strikes – and revolutions.Millions of young people and workers across the world have taken to the streets and workers…

Labour’s right turn

Ed Ball’s announcement, rapidly endorsed by Ed Miliband, that a future Labour government would not promise to reverse a single cut and supports a pay freeze on public sector workers…

The problem for the Labour left

The Labour left will find it very hard to beat back the right wing turn, argues Simon Hardy THE LABOUR Left, aka John McDonnell MP, was outraged by the new turn. The left…

Labour and the unions

The move to the right is shaking the link between Labour and the unions, argues…

Sparks fly for more strike action

The electricians dispute is continuing, writes Joy Macready, and the sparks have Balfour Beatty in their sights…

Economic outlook worsens as cuts deepen crisis

THE UK is facing a double dip recession, the first since 1975, according to recent economic data, writes Simon Hardy…

Fear and hypocrisy: the Arab League monitors in Syria

Marcus Halaby reports on the latest developments in the Syrian revolution as international monitors send back their reports…

Egyptian elections show sweeping gains for counterrevolution

Dave Stockton DESPITE MASSIVE mobilisations in Tahrir Square and other city centres in November and December, Egypt’s Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) still maintains its illegitimate rule. The…

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