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Obama’s trail of broken promises

Barack Obama campaigned on a ticket of ‘hope and change’ but, in office, has radically short-changed his young, Black and working class supporters. It was their huge mobilisation for his…

2011 YEAR OF REVOLUTION

From credit crunch to global crisis The fightback begins WHAT STARTED as a credit crunch became a worldwide recession. The banks demanded public money to keep their system afloat –…

Middle East in revolt

The revolutions in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya have sparked off a wave of protests throughout the Middle East, raising demands for democratic change and for improvements in living standards.…

North Africa: the revolutions rage on

The revolutions sweeping North Africa and the mass protest movements across the Middle East are a sign of the times. For too long, people in the world have been living…

Pakistan: strikes grip public sector

The Pakistani ruling class is trying to force the working class to pay the price of the capitalist crisis. But over the past month a growing movement of resistance has…

Left makes breakthrough as Fianna Fáil suffers historic collapse in Irish elections

A new political situation has emerged in Ireland with real opportunities for the left to lead the anti cuts struggle. Bernie McAdam reports…

Islamists back Egypt’s military

For decades, Hosni Mubarak justified his rule by claiming that democratisation would see Egypt fall into the hands of the Muslim Brotherhood, the banned Islamist opposition movement, writes Marcus Halaby…

British imperialism’s bloody history in the Middle East

UK Prime Minister David Cameron flew into Cairo after Hosni Mubarak was forced out, saying he wanted to be the first Western politician there since the revolution. He was flanked…

Celebrate 100 years of International Women’s Day

Public meeting to celebrate 100 years of International Women’s Day with international and national speakers on women’s struggles.. Thursday 10 March at 7pm. University College London, Chadwick GO7, Gower Street,…

Wisconsin: Public sector workers and youth strike back!

Tens of thousands of young people, students, teachers, and public-sector workers are rallying in Madison, Wisconsin and occupying the State Capitol in opposition to proposed sweeping anti-union legislation. From the…