There is no reason to celebrate the election of a Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) majority government. Not since Maurice Duplessis’ rule has there been broad electoral support for a political party that is both intolerant of people of colour and immigrants, and has a right-wing economic agenda. There is no question of “giving...

If a variant of British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Chequers proposal eventually becomes a Brexit deal, it will mean Britain remaining subject to much of the EU’s austerity-promoting and privatising neoliberalism.

On the other hand, if the Tories who want a ‘hard’ break from the EU win out, it will also be against workers’...


The Tories are afraid. They are afraid of what lies immediately ahead in the Brexit negotiations. They are afraid that their party will be torn apart by the process. They are afraid of a general election and the potential for another surge in support for Jeremy Corbyn that could bring him to power.


Japan’s Heisei Era – which began on January 8th, 1989, in line with Emperor Akihito’s ascension to the throne – will end next April with his abdication. This will be a purely symbolic ‘end of an era’, however, as for many millions of ordinary Japanese working-class people, the misery of capitalism will continue unabated.


Ten pounds an hour minimum wage; workers’ rights from day one of employment; end of zero-hour contracts; an end to council cuts. Thirty hours free childcare. Water, rail, mail and energy brought into public ownership; an end to the “racket” of privatisation and outsourcing. Pledges on climate change including investment in 400,000 green...

Following a recent documentary on a Flemish language TV station in Belgium, widespread disgust and anger roared through society. The documentary exposed the fact that some students were organising a group along the lines of a private and fascist militia, and that their spokesperson and leader, Dries Van Langenhove, was a student...

A year ago, on 24 September 2017, a right-wing populist party, the Alternative for Germany (AfD), was elected to the German Bundestag (national parliament) for the first time. The AfD’s achievement in becoming the Bundestag’s third biggest party was a huge blow against the traditional parties and a rejection of many of their policies. Now...


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