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Growing inequality: the war on the poor

The latest figures for global inequality show a worrying trend. It is a well worn phrase that the ‘rich get richer whilst the poor get poorer’, but in the last few years the extent of the wealth accumulated by the […]

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The crisis at London Student: an outsider’s view

The editor of the London Student newspaper faces a no confidence motion, Simon Hardy asks why

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Solidarity not charity: the Case for Mutual Aid

The left needs to act in the face of welfare attacks. Mark Booth on the case for mutual aid and solidarity not charity.

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Iran: crackdown on journalists as election nears

At least 14 journalists affiliated with reformist news outlets were arrested in Iran between 26 to 28 January  in the largest crackdown on the press since 2009, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Iranian authorities […]

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Greece: seeds of hope in the despair of austerity

Greek historian and activist, Eugene Michail, discusses the country’s social decay and looks for hope in alternatives Greece is featuring less and less frequently in the international headlines. Even in the Eurogroup meetings, the Greek finance minister has happily noted […]

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The dangers of Loyalism

Rachel Thwaites asks what comes after the Ulster flag protests

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Lenin versus ‘Leninism’

Tom Walker, a former Socialist Worker journalist, calls for revolutionary experiments, not blueprints, in radical political organisation

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Rape and Misogyny: How the Left Can Do Better

In light of the crisis in the Socialist Workers Party (SWP), our guest author Sarah discusses the problem of allegations of sexual offences and misogyny in political organisations. She argues it is necessary to prioritise the victim’s personal rights and wishes. […]

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