Democracy & State

Overcoming the enemies within

17 May 2012

The left must unite in order to change the relationship of forces both within and outside the Labour Party, argues Mike Macnair

What did England expect?

15 Jul 2021

Following narrow defeat at the hands of Italy, the meaning of it all is being hotly fought over. Paul Demarty urges the left to think beyond gesture politics

Politics not as usual

08 Jul 2021

After Batley and Spen, Derek James reports on debates over Labour’s prospects and amending our programme

A troublesome princess

01 Jul 2021

On July 1, the estranged princes, William and Harry Windsor, together with members of the Spencer family, will gather in the grounds of Kensington Palace to unveil a statue in honour of Diana, Princess of Wales, by Ian Rank-Broadley. Commissioned in 2017 to mark the 20th anniversary of her death on August 31 1997, the unveiling coincides with what would have been her 60th birthday. Here we republish what Jack Conrad wrote for this paper on September 4 1997

Discussion not permitted

01 Jul 2021

Supposedly, debating a motion on ending the illegal occupation of Gaza and the West Bank and imposing sanctions on Israel would make Jews in the Labour Party feel ‘unsafe and unwelcome’. Tony Greenstein reports on Labour's silencers

Workers unite in huge protest

01 Jul 2021

Yassamine Mather welcomes the post-presidential election upsurge in strikes

George’s modest flutter

01 Jul 2021

The return of the British left’s most eccentric celebrity has provided an interesting twist - but can he succeed? Paul Demarty looks at the Batley and Spen by-election

So runs the tide

24 Jun 2021

Will the DUP be able to restore its former dominance under its new leader? Derek James is doubtful

Same old, same old

24 Jun 2021

The election of Ebrahim Raisi hardly signals a major change, writes Yassamine Mather. Yet, while the left remains confused, opposition to the regime is palpable

No-platforming fraud

24 Jun 2021

Government proposals for legislation to ‘protect free speech’ in universities are part of the ongoing culture wars designed to please the rightwing press, argues Mike Macnair. This article is adapted from his June 20 Online Communist Forum talk

Dim end of the wedge

24 Jun 2021

The buffoonery of GB News’s first weeks should not be confused with failure, warns Paul Demarty

Blue and red walls crack

24 Jun 2021

Should the left refuse to call for a Labour vote because of crap politics and crap candidates? Eddie Ford calls for strategic thinking, not knee-jerk reactions

Highlights of ‘democracy’

17 Jun 2021

Not only are the candidates useless: the pundits are worse. Yassamine Mather reports on the presidential election campaign, as it enters its closing straight

From G7 to D11

17 Jun 2021

Carbis Bay was more about creating a US-led anti-Chinese alliance than vaccinating the world or saving the planet, maintains Eddie Ford

A post-Covid-19 reckoning

17 Jun 2021

Despite the presence of social democrats in his government, Mario Draghi is more than willing to preside over an anti-working class offensive, writes Toby Abse

The Gerard Coyne danger

17 Jun 2021

Stan Keable reports on debates on the Unite election, the Chatham House left and our criticisms of the LPM fraction

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