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Mission Mars, or mission Earth?

23 Mar 2017

Donald Trump’s budget for Nasa contains no swingeing cuts. There will, though, be a change of focus - away from Earth and, instead, towards deep space and sending people to Mars. Jack Conrad says we would be well advised not to welcome such a hugely expensive diversion

Shift to hard right

23 Mar 2017

Jos Alembic and Richard Hoogstraten analyse the results of the Dutch elections and where they leave the Socialist Party

Self-determination for sake of unity

23 Mar 2017

The prospect of a second referendum on Scottish independence raises vital strategic questions, argues Eddie Ford

From guns to government

23 Mar 2017

Kevin Bean unravels the enigma of Martin McGuinness - IRA commander and deputy first minster of Northern Ireland

Hammond’s self-employed U-turn

16 Mar 2017

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

True fake news

16 Mar 2017

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

Divisions over unity

09 Mar 2017

Squabbles in the British anti-Trump campaign say much about the forces involved, reckons Paul Demarty - and little of it good

Toilet-paper labour

09 Mar 2017

Thomas Klikauer reviews: David Macaray, 'Night shift - 270 factory stories', CreateSpace Independent Publishing, 2015, pp360, $17.99

Proletarians of all countries, unite!

09 Mar 2017

Leaflet of the Petersburg Interdistrict Committee

Mayakovsky and the avant garde

09 Mar 2017

What was the truth about Soviet art? Rex Dunn looks at the real reasons behind its decay

Zionist attack on free speech

09 Mar 2017

The Palestine Solidarity Campaign must oppose bogus definitions of ‘anti-Semitism’, argues Tony Greenstein

Flee, die or receive baptism?

16 Feb 2017

Rex Dunn reviews: Mihail Sebastian, 'For two thousand years', Penguin Modern Classics, 2016, pp231, £9.99

It ain’t necessarily so

16 Feb 2017

Who fears ‘fake news’ - and what is their own relation to the truth? Paul Demarty pulls apart the current hysteria

Put not your trust in judges

16 Feb 2017

The fall of Michael Flynn involved not litigation, but threats of prosecution. But, if Trump is in fact brought down by the same scandal, it will not be leftwing litigation that does it, but the creation of a cross-party and inter-bureaucratic political coalition. And the result, if so, argues Howe Cheatem, will be president Pence and a new and rapid war drive

Slow moving car crash

16 Feb 2017

Support for article 50 is a failure of both principle and strategy, writes Tony Greenstein