True fake news

Perhaps there is another agenda lurking behind Trump’s travel ban, muses Mike Macnair

Donald Trump had been pushed out of the UK news headlines in the last week by the manoeuvres round the Brexit article 50 bill and Nicola Sturgeon’s call for a second independence referendum. But he hit the online headlines again briefly on the morning of March 15 when part of his 2005 tax return was leaked to the press. It showed that in that year he paid 25% of the tax he owed (and only paid that much because of a rule intended to limit tax dodges, which he pledged in his campaign to abolish).1 But he was pushed off the lead position again by lunchtime by the UK budget U-turn on self-employed national insurance contributions.

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Letters

Open war; Differences; Command economy; No platform; Tribute

Worse than it appears

Why go for open privatisation when you can quietly administer concealed poison? James Linney describes the reality of underfunding

Against Lansman, for what?

On March 11, Grassroots Momentum met at Conway Hall in central London. Simon Wells and Carla Roberts report

Much confusion, little clarity

William Sarsfield spoke to Labour Party Marxists supporter Tina Werkmann, who was elected to the Grassroots Momentum steering committee

Labour and the left

In supporting Jeremy Corbyn, groups like Labour Party Marxists share some of the illusions of the right, argues Efraim Nashe of the Platypus Affiliated Society

Predictions amidst uncertainties

Yassamine Mather looks behind the rhetoric of the ‘resistance economy’

Creating a level playing field

How is the law used to protect the interests of capital? Michael Roberts discusses the tension between competition and monopoly

Culmination of the February revolution

Introducing another translation in the series: ‘1917: the view from the streets’- leaflets of the Russian Revolution, No6

Hammond’s self-employed U-turn

The Tories know that they have to preserve the middle classes, argues Paul Demarty

Spot on

The Paypal button is spot on for making donations, says Robbie Rix

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