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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…

Nigeria: cut in fuel subsidy sparks general strike

Millions of people in Nigeria took action against the government’s cut in fuel subsidies, writes Dave Stockton, but the union leaders have betrayed them…

Stop the sellout – lessons from the pensions struggle

THE TUC and right wing union leaders have moved swiftly to break up the magnificent united front of two million public sector workers, who took coordinated strike action on 30 November…

Stephen Lawrence: racism, lies and reluctant justice

After nearly 20 years two murderers have been convicted of a racist killing. But, Haleema Jamal asks, why did justice take so long, and have things really changed?…