Against Exploitation, Crisis and War:

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It’s Time to Organise · We live in an increasingly dangerous world. Capitalism is in its deepest crisis for 80 years. The falling rate of profit has led to a worldwide stagnation in investment. Its effects are visible everywhere. This includes the ecological destruction of the planet which increasingly threatens the future of life on earth itself.

The Minimum Wage Con-Trick

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For the likes of Terra Firma, a debt-fuelled private equity firm run by Guy Hands from his tax haven in Guernsey, the rise in the minimum wage threatens the viability of its Four Seasons Care Homes. This is the biggest group of homes for the elderly in Britain but exists for nothing more than financial speculation.

The Panama Papers: The Real Scandal is Capitalism

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Remember “we are all in it together”? This was the British Prime Minister’s arrogant claim in 2010 that people like him were suffering as much as the working class from the crisis. It appears he has now got a new version. When he got up in the House of Commons this month to justify why his father had set up a shell company, Blairmore Holdings to avoid paying inheritance tax, his main argument was...

UK Capital – New Steps, New Drama, New Pain for the Working Class

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The media and the Government keep repeating the message that “the crisis is over, things are improving, we are making headway”. They point to the fact that jobless totals are down, production is up, debt is being reduced, and they say the economy is on the upturn. What they cannot explain is if the outlook is better for the UK economy, and even possibly the world, why is life for millions still...

The Libyan Tragedy is not Over

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The Libyan Tragedy is not Over · On March 30 Fayez al Serraj the UN-appointed Prime Minister of Libya, finally docked in the port of Tripoli from his retreat in Tunisia. However he is hamstrung by numerous internal opposition forces whose artillery prevented his arrival by air. Despite this he solemnly declared that his Executive "will work to unite Libyans and reduce the suffering of the people...

The Class Composition of the Islamic State

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Strange but true (well almost). Amongst the self-styled revolutionary left there are those who have given more or less unconditional support to the political and military operations of the Islamic State. They consider it to be the only force that has the courage to fight imperialism (of course mainly American), therefore it is the only source of inspiration for the international class struggle.

Ireland: The 1916 Easter Rising 100 Years On

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The modern Irish Republic was formally ushered into existence on Easter Monday 1949. The choice of day was no accident but a deliberate symbolic identification with the Easter Rising thirty-three years earlier. By that time the actual events of the Rising had been overtaken by myth-making. The Irish national cause had been flagging well before 1916 but the Rising gave it the “martyrs” it needed.

Finance, Money and … Helicopters

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The short piece here is an update on the latest ideas of capitalist policy-makers to solve the intractable economic crisis (“slowdown in the world economy”) by means of “non-conventional monetary policies”. These range from the ECB’s extension of “Quantitative Easing” to include bonds issued by private companies to the growing calls for demand to be stimulated by means of the “helicopter drop”...

Migrants: Welcome to the Class Struggle

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“I want to finish my education. My dream is to go to Europe and have a beautiful life.” 19 year old Somali woman stuck in Libya, trying to find means of getting on a boat to Europe. · Throughout the world millions of workers face an uncertain future. Capitalist growth is declining and the global economic crisis is deepening. The official figure of world unemploy­ment is nonsense.

The Housing and Planning Bill: Showing Tenants the Door

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It is hard to tell how much the Housing and Planning Bill is the result of blind belief that the capitalist market will solve everything or downright self-interest and class spite. [196 MPs have declared income from rent.] Either way, it’ll destroy what remains of social hous­ing and exacerbate the general housing crisis.

Sanders, Trump & the US Election

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The political system in the US is in a crisis. The bourgeois pundits are beside themselves at the political ascendency of Donald Trump. Bernie Sanders just walked away with a win in the state of Michigan where he was predicted to lose in the polls by double digits. So certain was the Sanders defeat that he himself was already off campaigning and didn't stick around to hear the results.

Junior Hospital Doctors Take Up the Class Struggle

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Junior hospital doctors are refusing to back off in their fight against the government’s scheme to impose a new work contract. The BMA has announced strikes for March 9, April 6 and April 26. Each will last for 48 hours — double the length of previous action. As always, the doctors will continue to carry out emergency care on those days.

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