News & Analysis

Weaponisation of antisemitism continues

While the media have focussed obsessively on this almost non-existent “Labour antisemitism”, relatively little attention has been paid to the growing number of anti-Jewish attacks, which are part of a rise in all forms of racism across the world.

30th January 2020 // 2 Comments

Salvini pushed back but hard right remains strong

Regional elections in two parts of Italy, Emilia Romagna and Calabria were held on Sunday January 26. They were seen as posing a big challenge to the government if Salvini’s Lega (League, formerly Northern League) won. Dave Kellaway looks at what happened and its implications.

29th January 2020 // 0 Comments

Orwell, Anti-colonialist, Anti-fascist …. Blue Labour?

Orwell’s greatest contribution is his brilliant dissection of both fascist and Stalinist totalitarian regimes through Animal Farm and 1984 along with Homage to Catalonia on his experiences in the Spanish Civil War.

28th January 2020 // 0 Comments

Modi might have finally gone too far

Protests have erupted across India, in perhaps the most extensive challenge to the Modi government since it came to power in 2014. The spark was the passage of the Citizenship Amendment Act which introduces discriminatory religious qualifications into citizenship laws.

11th January 2020 // 0 Comments

The Lexit road to English patriotism

The imperial legacy has been the great weakness of the English working class, and as the Morning Star demonstrates with its alarming enthusiasm for English patriotism, also for its labour movement.

10th January 2020 // 0 Comments

The climate war is here

Pip Hinman in Sydney reports how the devastating fires have exposed the government’s failure to respond to the climate emergency.

3rd January 2020 // 0 Comments

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