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Is Labour anti-women?

No, but Corbyn should be very careful about the amount of women’s representation, and at what level.

Does the theory of a natural right of self-defence justify the lethal use of drones?

John Locke’s theory of self-defence falls short in justifying drone strike killings of innocent bystanders.

The cause of the Runnymede eco-villagers is a righteous one

By criminalising squatting and begging the government is closing all the exits out of a low-wage and rentier economy: we must resist.

Affordable housing and the future of London as a creative city

What happens to a city when all the artists leave?

Lipstick on the TTIP pig

Corbyn seems less inclined to buy the 'compromises' that TTIP negotiators are selling - which campaigners have labelled 'lipstick on a pig'. But will our national parliaments even get a vote?

Scotland and Britain have changed: the ‘big bang’ of the indy ref and after

The Scottish independence referendum was only one part of a wider democratisation of public life. 

The burdensome should be allowed to seek help to kill themselves

Should assisted suicide be legalised?

Media reform: back to ''unfinished business''

Jeremy Corbyn’s and Tom Watson combine forces with activists in countering the inadequacies of the British media. 

Corbyn: the kind of society we want

The first major speech by the new leader of Britain's Labour Party was to the Trade Union Congress.

Forever blowing bubbles: why Corbyn won Labour and how he can change Britain

The radical left in the UK has grown from a few tiny bubbles into a network capable of winning the Labour leadership. To win the country, it must keep expanding.

Is Corbyn’s Thatcherite idealism the Labour party’s salvation?

The Corbynite portrayal of Thatcher’s ‘Fundi’ rise to power is inexact.

The sham of voter registration in the UK

The government is now purging the electoral register ahead of its boundary review, with profound implications for our democracy.

Northern Ireland: what Einstein would have said

The latest crisis in Northern Ireland looks like déjà vu all over again. It’s not that the situation never changes but the remedy offered by London remains stubbornly the same.

A response to Jeremy Gilbert - nothing is possible without power

Jeremy must understand that the purpose of the Labour party is to win power, and to use that power for progressive ends. To implement anything you must be able to win a general election.

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. 

Corbyn: the European media react

Press comments on the Continent openly betray editorial lines – impartiality on the new Labour leader has proved nigh on impossible.

Britain's nuclear plans: the Corbyn factor

In the debate about replacing the Trident nuclear system, there is space for options that link British to international experience.  

BBC Charter Review and children's content: beware the Trojan horse!

The Green Paper’s proposals for children’s programming should ring loud alarm bells – for children, parents, and for the future of the BBC itself.

Jeremy Hunt faces a formidable opponent in new shadow Health Secretary Heidi Alexander

Corbyn's shadow cabinet appointment to the key NHS portfolio has already earned her NHS spurs - and will be a reminder to Hunt of his defeat by Lewisham campaigners.

Nasty party's racist policies damage the NHS

Nurses forced to leave Britain, new charging systems being set up even for emergency care - Tory policies are damaging the NHS, writes John Lister in an article from the latest Keep Our NHS Public newsletter (download here).

Corbyn can afford to sidestep the media but not their power

Corbyn needs a strategy to take on the media.

How Corbyn can break the conservative consensus

Three drivers of change have the potential to disrupt neoliberal hegemony: post-material longing, the logic of inclusive capitalism, and the emergence of secular spirituality.

Can Corbyn forge a new bottom up social democracy?

Only time will tell whether Corbyn can forge a new social democracy capable of overturning the realpolitik of neo-liberal austerity.

Just what is the point of the European Union?

By the end of 2017, the British people, denied a voice within the EU for over four decades, will decide whether the UK should remain…or leave. An opening salvo.

"We're better off without each other" - an open letter to Blairite MPs

The Labour party isn't getting back in its box, and Blairite MPs won't get the careers they want from it anymore.

Reflecting on a media in crisis

Various parts of the media are threatened by scandals of their own making, as well as coercive political challenges. This is the moment to re-think what media is for.

The money prism and Jeremy Corbyn

Will Corbyn truly seize the ‘golden opportunity’ of adopting an anti-corporate political stance?

Claudia Jones: in her own words

A political memoir: the correspondence between activist Claudia Jones and her partner Abhimanyu (Manu) Manchanda casts light on racial narratives still relevant today.

A return to student militancy in the UK?

Students in the UK might emulate the Quebecois strike of 2012 in their opposition to government cuts on grants.

Journalism in the age of Corbyn

Political journalists have failed to predict all of the major events of the last year. They need to start asking themselves serious questions.

'Brexit' and workers' rights – no case for a 'no'

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?

Migration: beyond "what people think"

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 fight back begins

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. 

Hope, power and delusion

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.

Dear Prime Minister - it's time to do much, much more to help Europe's refugees

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.

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