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About Luke Cooper

Luke Cooper is a lecturer in Politics at Anglia Ruskin University and convenor of the Another Europe Is Possible campaign. Follow him on Twitter @lukecooper100

Articles by Luke Cooper

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Clare Sambrook

Clare Sambrook, investigative journalist, co-edits Shine a Light.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Free Movement Plus: a third way on the Brexit/migration debate

On Brexit and migration, there is an alternative to such a lurch backwards. We call it free movement+ where the plus refers to a new deal on workers’ rights.

Is UKIP Labour’s phantom menace?

UKIP's existential threat to Labour has become accepted wisdom across the political spectrum, but the data tells a quite different story.

A different Europe or bust

As David Cameron’s renegotiation nears its uneventful conclusion, the big picture of what kind of Europe we want to live in is in danger of being lost. What can we do to change it?

What should Corbyn demand of Europe?

To campaign for remaining in the EU without advancing a set of positive reforms that address its problems, would obviously be a non-starter. 

If we abandon the ideal of European unity, the only winner will be neoliberalism

The Eurozone is witnessing the playing out of the contradictions inherent in its structure. This leaves the left with the question: is it time to walk away?

Reclaim the future? An idea whose time has come

This weekend radical activists from across Britain will come to the capital to debate, discuss and plan for a future beyond the dead end of austerity.

A mass strike in Britain – is this a new era for organised labour?

Yesterday's day of action saw over two million public sector workers take to the streets, in response to far more than the immediate issue of pension reform. Have the trade unions caught the popular spirit of Occupy?

Welcome to ‘Bitter Britain’: repression of student demo is a sign of the times

The London student demonstration on 9 Nov showed how the movement has transformed since the tuition fees protests last winter, and how the British state is hardening in its efforts to maintain control.

Know your enemy – never underestimate the Tories

Last Thursday's election revealed the power of the traditional British establishment. The lessons of history show that the left must never underestimate the Tories

Black Bloc: aesthetics won't beat the cuts

Luke Cooper responds to Jonathan Moses' article on the Black Bloc. He argues that the group's "aesthetic wars" can only be reactionary in nature, not liberating.
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