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Editorial: we can beat the cuts – but only with a new strategy and a new leadership

  The TUC has called a national demonstration against austerity in the autumn under the banner “A Future that Works”. This demo comes more than 18 months after the TUC’s…

Why SYRIZA should fight for a workers’ government

Austerity, its consequences, and how to resist: these are the issues fuelling the rise of radical Greek party Syriza. Its programme rejects the cuts imposed by the International Monetary Fund,…

Work without pay – no way!

By Sally Turner Eighty youth from Bristol, Bath and Plymouth were forced to sleep out under London Bridge, do unpaid work and had no access to toilets for over 24…

Demo silences war criminal Rajapakse

By Peter Main Hundreds of demonstrators have prevented Sri Lanka’s President Rajapakse from addressing a business meeting in the heart of the City of London. He had been due to…

Olympic folly

By Rix Bragg This summer London will play host to the 30th Olympiad, a sporting extravaganza touted as a showcase of the best of British, as providing unparalleled opportunities for…

NUT and NASUWT launch joint campaign

By Bernie McAdam, Sandwell NUT Teachers’ unions NUT and NASUWT have announced a joint campaign to defend pensions and protect pay, working conditions and jobs. Teachers will be balloted both…

Review: Why it’s Kicking Off everywhere: The New Global Revolutions

Chris Clough reviews Paul Mason’s latest book Paul Mason’s new book Why It’s Kicking Off Everywhere is a thought-provoking look at the wave of struggle that is currently sweeping the…

It’s time for the anti-cuts movement to turn anger into action

  Rebecca Anderson, a rep in the PCS civil servants’ union, looks at the political situation in Britain and asks why growing poverty, and mass anger and disgust with the…

Massacres expose Assad’s murderous repression

As sectarian militias roam the countryside seeking to drown the Syrian revolution in blood, Marcus Halaby argues that the only progressive solution is one based on class   After the…

Keynesianism: workable reformist solution to the crisis of capitalism?

  WITH A SECOND economic crisis looming on Europe’s horizons, there has been a turn in the public consciousness towards the economic theories of John Maynard Keynes, famous for promoting growth as…

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