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Coalition in crisis – it’s time to go on the attack!

THE COALITION took a drubbing in the local elections. The Tories and Lib Dems lost 741 seats and 13 councils, including major cities like Southampton, where a year long strike campaign…

Editorial: Europe turns left

As we go to press, news is breaking of victories for the left in France and Greece. François Hollande, first Socialist Party president for a generation, told his cheering supporters,…

Bring racist police to justice

The recent police killings of Mark Duggan and Anthony Grainger expose the racism rife in the police force. Conditioned to see young, black men as drug dealers and gangsters, in…

17 June – March for Anthony Grainger

The #justice4grainger campaign is growing – and it will not stop until it gets justice. It now counts more than 6,000 members and is forging solidarity links with many other…

Labour wins local support – now make them fight the cuts

Joy Macready takes stock of the results ot the local council elections and asks where now for Labour?   Thursday 3 May proved to be a red-letter day for Labour.…

UK Economy: the Great Depression

Britain is experiencing “the deepest recession and weakest recovery for 100 years,” according to Michael Saunders, an economist at Citigroup. Output has not recovered even half of what it lost…

No sunshine for Eurozone as crisis returns

The Eurozone crisis is the main immediate threat to world economic stability and could spark another worldwide recession. Now the 6 May elections have added a new political dimension, with…

A Fracking disaster in the making

THE CAPITALISTS’ LUST for oil and gas knows no boundaries. From wars to extortion, economic sanctions and environmental disasters, these are all just unfortunate blips in the profit figures for those…

Free Marian Price

VETERAN IRISH Republican Marian Price has been imprisoned without trial since May 2011. This harks back to the British government’s widespread use of internment in the 1970’s as a way…

Say no to Olympic guns

By Marcus Halaby   THE HEADY combination of big business, land development, local and national politics, and the struggle for international prestige has always ensured that major sporting events like…

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