Fire in Babylon

This is a disaster that results from decades of misrule, argues Paul Demarty

The death toll of the Grenfell Tower fire, as I write, has hit 79. For comparison’s sake, that is pretty close to the total number of people to have died in terrorist attacks on British soil since 9/11.

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Letters

Splitter; Morose; Accomplice; Terrorist?; Rescind

Capital in disarray

The UK economy is set to enter a period of recession, argues Michael Roberts

Three-minute slots

David Shearer of Labour Party Marxists reports on a less than inspiring meeting

Grillo and M5S humiliated

Toby Abse examines the first round of the local elections and the return to the main parties

Macron’s crushing majority

Despite the poor performance of the left René Gimpel expects militant action

Bolsheviks take to the streets

Nos 12-13, ‘1917: the view from the streets’ - leaflets of the Russian Revolution

How about thinking like a Marxist?

Chris Gray reviews: Kate Raworth Doughnut economics: seven ways to think like a 21st century economist Random House Business Books, 2017, pp384, £20

Witnesses of the revolution

Rex Dunn reviews: David E Lowes (editor), 'Bessie Beatty on revolutionary Russia', Red Revenant, 2017, £6.99, pp256 and, David E Lowes (editor), 'Arthur Ransome Three accounts of Revolutionary Russia Red Revenant', 2017, £6.90, pp212

Bigotry parading with a halo

Tim Farron claims it is ‘impossible’ to be both a Christian and the leader of a modern political party. But, says Eddie Ford, he is a fake martyr

Confident

Robbie Rix feels sure that this month's target will be hit

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