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Europe's mutual suicide pact

19 Jan 2012

Austerity plans pursued by European governments are proving to be self-defeating, writes Eddie Ford

Crisis in permanence

12 May 2022

Sinn Féin is hailing an historic turning point, but, despite that, Irish reunification is still a long way off. Anne McShane and Kevin Bean look at the results

Split three ways

28 Apr 2022

Low growth and high unemployment will continue, not go away. Michael Roberts looks at the world’s fifth largest economy following the presidential election

End of phase one

31 Mar 2022

As shown by the talks in Istanbul, Vladimir Putin has already lost what could still be a horrible, grizzly, prolonged war. Jack Conrad gives his assessment

What hath Zbig wrought?

31 Mar 2022

Zbigniew Brzezinski’s grand strategy is alive and well under Biden, writes Daniel Lazare

First Iran, now Russia

17 Mar 2022

Sanctions, whether ‘targeted’ or not, inevitably affect the mass of ordinary people, argues Yassamine Mather, while those at the top use them to tighten their grip on power

An unsafe technology

10 Mar 2022

Russian shelling near the Zaporizhzhia plant is a stark reminder of the inherently dangerous nature of nuclear power, warns Eddie Ford

From sanctions to slump?

03 Mar 2022

Michael Roberts looks at the dreadful consequences of the economic war being waged against Russia

Our sort of refugees?

03 Mar 2022

The Ukraine crisis sharply highlights the communist demand for open borders, writes Eddie Ford

Main enemy is at home

17 Feb 2022

When it comes to Ukraine, writes Eddie Ford, what matters is not territorial integrity, but the danger of generalised war in Europe

Heading far-right

17 Feb 2022

In light of recent opinion polls, Toby Abse looks at the increasing danger of a neo-fascist government

Facts on the ground

10 Feb 2022

Eddie Ford argues that supporting Ukrainian self-determination, without taking into account Nato expansionism and the rights of the Russian minority, effectively means backing US imperialist interests

Austerity socialists win

03 Feb 2022

The victorious Socialist Party is putting all its hopes in the EU’s Recovery and Resilience Plan, says Michael Roberts, and has no intention of ending the country’s dependence on French and German capital. Not surprisingly the left coalition partners were hammered

Plucky little Kiev

03 Feb 2022

Self-determination is not an absolute principle. We in the western left must train our main fire on our own warmongers, argues Paul Demarty

On the brink of war?

27 Jan 2022

The US drive to subordinate Russia, not Putin’s imperial ambitions, are the main explanation for any further conflict, argues Paul Demarty

An uncertain situation

20 Jan 2022

Discounting the danger of Islamic reaction is more than stupid. Paul Demarty looks at the Kazakh uprising and the CSTO intervention

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