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Round table on the future of work

Labour is frequently divided into two distinct categories: free and unfree. However, there are many occasions where desperate workers have few if any alternatives, and therefore ‘freely’ consent to highly exploitative conditions. Read the complete introduction...

Round table on the future of work

Labour is frequently divided into two distinct categories: free and unfree. However, there are many occasions where desperate workers have few if any alternatives, and therefore ‘freely’ consent to highly exploitative conditions. Read the complete introduction...

This week’s front page editor

Labour’s new broadcast channels Trump to good effect

If billionaires can profit from invoking empty factory floors, then Labour certainly can too.

Catalonia and postfascism

A legacy that never went away has risen to the surface in Catalonia. And it explains why the independence movement in Catalonia will not be broken easily. Catalana.

The UN isn’t doing enough to tackle its sexual abuse epidemic. Former staff agree

Three former UN staff and a former special advisor to the Secretary General explain how the UN downplays the issue, and perpetrators rarely face punishment due to a negligent process.  

Time for the BBC to be brave, bold and courageous – developing a manifesto for change

“My aim is to take the debate about the BBC beyond the need for platform prominence and to address how it can add value to British life and British interests overseas in the twenty-first century.”

‘Anger is language of justice’ says author of new book on women’s rage

What have women got to be angry about? A lot, according to writer and critic Soraya Chemaly who talks about her new book Rage Becomes Her.

Matteo Salvini, renaturalizing the racial and sexual boundaries of democracy

In Italy, Salvini has set out to expand the independentist and regionalist dimension that formerly characterized his party, turning it into a xenophobic force with a national calling.

All you need is love?

Transformative organizing fails to address the underlying conditions through which exploitative care relationships are generated and maintained.

Why the distribution of wealth has more to do with power than productivity

According to a new OECD working paper, Britain is one of the wealthiest countries in the world. Net wealth is estimated to stand at around $500,000 per household – more than double the equivalent fi...

Hyper-extremism tends to follow extremism

The Hindutva storm-troopers would feel let down, having been trained to abuse the secular Hindus, liberals, intellectuals, dissenting writers and a minority community.

المدارس السورية.. الباب الخلفي لعقلية التعذيب

تشكل المدارس السورية في صورتها العامة آلة عملاقة لتحطيم الفرد، من خلال بناء منظومة قيم ثقافية واجتماعية تتحول إلى مسلمات بعد عملية تكرار مضنية تستمر 12 عاماً

الإسمنت الفرنسي، والأسئلة السوريّة، "المصنع" كمحرَض على التفكير

يطرح كلّ عرض مسرحي سوري جديد في المنفى، أو أيّ عمل فنّي سوري آخر يحتكّ مباشرة مع الجمهور، سؤالاً كبيراً حول تمثيل السوريين وسرديّتهم (أو سرديّاتهم المختلفة) عن الأحداث السوريّة

Brexit has revealed the Northern Powerhouse as a colonial enterprise

The Tories’ “Northern Powerhouse” has always relied on historical tropes about bootstrap industrialisation. But it now owes more to the Highland Clearances and Peterloo.

Financing a Labour government

A new government must strike the right balance between taxation, monetisation and debt issuance.

‘Dear reader, put yourself in the position of a child raped and denied an abortion’

I am a 14-year-old aspiring human rights activist and this is why I believe in women’s and girls' right to safe abortion in cases of rape.

If the soul is ignored long enough, the body rebels

Sometimes when I fill out death certificates I wish I could write the cause of death as poverty or racism.

Trump follows, DPRK-Iran lead

The president's diplomatic delusions are taking the United States down.

“Everyone is trying to get me to stop”: Russian student Vyacheslav Kryukov writes diary of his prison hunger-strike

10 people were arrested in Moscow earlier this year on fabricated extremism charges. Vyacheslav Kryukov is one of them — and is now on Day 16 of a hunger strike.

Four years of impunity for Ayotzinapa

On September 26, 2014, 43 students from the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers' College in Mexico disappeared. 4 years after, the crime remains unsolved. Español

Guatemala: impunity as an objective

The President of Guatemala Jimmy Morales, accused of corruption, has decided to cave in. Español

The undemocratic tide in Britain is real – how Labour reacts is crucial

For the first time, lack of faith in politics, politicians and government has become one of the top ten issues for Britain, polls show. How should politicians respond?

Invisible Britain: The untold stories of those hit by austerity

A new photobook gives an insight into the lives and hopes of the people most affected by government policy.

Labour’s plan for greater worker ownership is not 'anti-business'

Worker voice is a key pillar of corporate governance in almost every other country in Europe.

28 abortion rights successes in 2018

For International Safe Abortion Day, on 28 September, we are celebrating 28 aspects of progress and success we’ve seen internationally this year.

Kazakhstan’s invisible children

In Kazakhstan, children with special educational needs and disabilities are kept out of sight and out of mind. RU

Why does Kazakhstan turn a blind eye to Alzheimer’s?

In the developed world, Alzheimer’s disease is a major issue. But the situation in developing countries such as Kazakhstan is less satisfactory. RU

Don’t click here to save the world – go to the theatre and get inspired

This is not a moment to ‘keep calm and carry on:’ the UK’s leading spoken word artists declare their rebel yell in south London.

Fair but boring? An overview of Yerevan’s city council elections

This week’s elections to Yerevan city council have been markedly fairer than previous years — but that doesn’t mean there isn’t intrigue.

The Iran that is accepted in Syria

It is clear that there is consensus among the parties to the Syrian conflict to end or reduce the growing role of Iran in Syria. العربية

Why El Salvador turned its back on the left

Nine years after its historic win at the polls, the left in El Salvador is far from having an option of standing for a third term. Why? What happened? Español

The only Jewish state in the Middle East

Israel is proving to the world that it is most certainly not a state of all its citizens.