A political memoir: the
correspondence between activist Claudia Jones and her partner Abhimanyu (Manu)
Manchanda casts light on racial narratives still relevant today.
Students in the UK might emulate the Quebecois strike
of 2012 in their opposition to government cuts on grants.
Political journalists have failed to predict all of the major events of the last year. They need to start asking themselves serious questions.
What is this crazy 'cut-off-your-nose to spite your face'
strategy? How can we defend let alone improve EU workers’
rights by leaving the EU?
A skewed debate on immigration has lost touch with reality and become fuel for fear, anxiety and prejudice. Never have reasoned argument and evidence been more needed.
The BBC has
published the first of four planned responses to the government Green Paper on
Charter renewal. It is full of strong analysis, ambitions for the future and
ambiguous financial forecasts.
Jeremy Corbyn has won
the race for leadership of the Labour party. But Greek and Spanish activists advise against placing too much faith in political parties.
The current government position is bad policy, bad politics and a betrayal of what is best in Britain's history of providing sanctuary to those in need.
Government spending cuts are transforming the crisis in
social care into a catastrophe for vulnerable citizens across the whole country.
a prejudiced British electorate solely responsible for an unrepresentative
House of Commons?
Tonight we see a party leader in hock to a narrow ideological clique and foreign interests, drastically out of touch with majority public opinion. Not Corbyn - Cameron. Will Tory MPs stop him before he does untold damage?
Media responses have pointed to the lack of women in the new shadow cabinet, but the policy response to austerity will have more impact on women's lives in the UK.
The left needs to develop a culture that looks like the future.
As Labour's newly elected leader throws down the gauntlet on undoing NHS privatisation, the Tory ideological and financial attacks on our health service are escalating.
The current story of mass migration to Europe awakens the memories of other great migrations in the past.
What the Tea Party
and Occupy movements have in common is that they don’t accept the official
version of events any more.
Sarah Woods' 'forum theatre' raises awareness on the punitive
nature of today’s welfare system vis-à-vis benefit claimants.
and ordinary people should respond to the humanitarian crisis with a renewed
sense of humanity.
The dramatic drop in private and public house building
in the UK rests on a significant imbalance between supply and demand.
Greens should applaud the Corbyn wave, not sneer as it passes.
With the Assembly on the verge of collapse, things could get very serious, very fast.
If Jeremy Corbyn can inspire the stunning support that has made him Labour's leader
to transform British democracy, he can succeed in ending austerity. Otherwise he is doomed.
Briefing, leaks and spin mark the start of the campaign for
favourable terms when the BBC charter is renewed, but is the corporation
instead writing it's own suicide note?
The government's NHS policy seems to be based on Theodore Roosevelt's dictum, "If you can't convince them, then confuse them".
Britain should take in more refugees to honour its historical migration efforts.
The targeted killing of suspect Reyaad Khan in
Syria is deemed illegal and extrajudicial.
Unless clear provisions are made to exempt the NHS from TTIP the issue may well lead to a surge in support for leaving the EU.
Northern Ireland had to pretend the IRA was gone for good.
Change is coming whether the BBC likes it or not. Far better to take the intiative itself: for instance, making good on a real BBC Scotland.
Maybe he is unelectable, maybe he isn't, but there is more to long term political change than simply who wins the next election.
Britain's drone-killing of two of its ctizens in Syria sets a precedent with implications for states and conflicts elsewhere in the world.
British government air strikes killed three IS combatants. It only appears to have tried to justify two of these deaths.
Why a coup against Jeremy Corbyn might not work.
Labour’s challenge to fight inequalities and rebuild democracy
rests on addressing Britain’s ‘finance curse’
What would a Corbynite foreign policy really look like?
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