Today marks the sixth anniversary of the war in Yemen, the world’s greatest humanitarian disaster which has left 250,000 dead and millions facing starvation – all of it made possible by British government support.
The Police Crackdown bill gets its second reading in parliament today. It is the greatest threat to the right to protest in years – and is only one part of a Tory war against our democratic rights.
The climate crisis and ecological breakdown threaten the future of our planet. They can’t be confronted by half measures: we need to tackle their root causes.
Capitalism’s greatest myth is that it is a democratic system. While the rich dominate our parliament, fund our parties and own our newspapers, real democracy is impossible.
There have been many attempts to put a ‘humane’ face on capitalism, but it is a system built on oppression. Racism isn’t a glitch, it’s a feature – both of capitalism’s history and its present.
Britain has one of the highest coronavirus death rates in the world, but rather than face its failures the Tory government is turning to an old trick – scapegoating Muslims and the marginalised.
This crisis has exposed Thatcher’s myth that there is ‘no such thing as society.’ In reality, the rich simply live as if they were responsible to no one – while others make their lives possible, argues Zarah Sultana.
Corporate giants like Shell might try to co-opt International Women’s Day – but they’ll never be able to erase the radical history of generations of socialist women who fought to establish this day across the world.
For thousands who joined the party and millions of supporters beyond, Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership meant hope for a better future. As he steps down, it’s our job to keep that hope alive.
Establishment commentators are calling for Labour to abandon transformational politics at the moment we can least afford it, argues Zarah Sultana.
Zarah Sultana on why she’s standing to be Labour’s candidate in Coventry South – and why the party should go into this election fighting for a transformative socialist government.