Phil Hearse analyses recent political developments in Britain, including election setbacks for the Conservatives, turmoil within Labour over the Israel-Palestine conflict and the rise of far-right parties.
Anticapitalist Resistance — We must build an international ecosocialist movement rooted in the working class to expropriate businesses, end imperialism and transform the economy to prioritise human need within planetary limits.
Phil Hearse argues for self-determination for Taiwan, but says that the Left must oppose the American military build up in the Indo-Pacific region and preparations for a disastrous war against China.
Phil Hearse examines the ever-growing right-wing factions in the British Conservative Party.
Chris Maisano surveys the views and policies of left-wing parties in Europe regarding the Ukraine war.
Martin Clarke - The current pay battles represent a crucial stage in the attempt by a hard-right government to deal a massive blow to working-class living standards, working conditions and democratic rights.
Richie Venton - Workers’ livelihoods and rights are being assaulted by an unelected Prime Minister, at the head of an extremist, unelected Tory government.
Last week the Mirror newspaper exposed the case of an 87-year-old man, a sufferer of prostate cancer, who waited 15 hours for an ambulance after falling outside his house in Cornwall. Unable to move him, his family built a makeshift tent to keep off the rain. Conservative Party leadership contenders Rishi Sunak and Liz Trust have solutions for the NHS crisis—lots more privatisation. This means that you will now only wait 15 hours for an ambulance if you don’t have the right health insurance—in other words, if you are poor.
Although Liz Truss has largely succeeded in outflanking her rival Rishi Surnak to the right on economic policy, by contrast on social issues and foreign policy Surnak and Truss have played a game of right-wing leapfrog, each dragging the other successively toward more hard-line positions.