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… and the poor get poorer

CHANCELLOR GEORGE Osborne famously claimed that, “We’re all in this together.” But when it comes to wealth and living standards, this simply is not true. Price rises are outstripping wages…

Review: Ides of March

The Ides of March could not come at a more politically appropriate time, for this is a story about the credibility of politics and the struggle between principled idealists and…

Islamophobia – the rise of the new racism

Natalie Silverstein and Rix Bragg investigate how racism has changed as its targets have changed…

What the riots reveal about Britain

Jeremy Dewar argues that August’s disturbances were not ‘criminality pure and simple’ but a youth uprising against police racism, poverty and social oppression…

In rape cases, who is on trial?

The acquittal of Dominique Strauss Kahn and the public character assassination of his victim reveal a lot about societies attitudes towards rape, argues Jo Cassidy…

Capitalism and celebrity

In today’s society, no status supersedes that of ‘celebrity’. But is that really the case? Joana Ramiro looks at the allure of celebrity culture and how it relates to the…

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…

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…

News International: How deep does the rot go?

Rebekah Brooks has fallen from power as the ongoing saga at News International, and across the political scene continues, writes Rachel Brooks …

Murdoch Empire phone hacking scandal exposes corruption at the heart of the system

  The News of the World, flagship paper for the Murdoch Empire, is up to its neck in corruption and illegal phone hacking which goes right to the heart of…

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