By any standards it has been a bad month for Tony Blair. One of the strongest and most powerful groups of workers, the firefighters, threatened...
The brutal storming of a Moscow theatre by Russian forces last month led to the deaths of 117 hostages and all 50 hostage takers.
Most company boards ignore social and environmental issues - London Eye and British Airways debt problems - US Justice Department Loses Computers...
The froth surrounding the potential 'rebranding' of the European Union should not distract from the real economic and political issues being...
We're all still bubbling with excitement in Hackney Socialist Alliance after the Foot for Mayor campaign, despite our collective exhaustion.
The landslide victory of the Workers Party (PT) candidate, Lula da Silva in the Brazilian presidential election in October, was of historic...
Tony Blair's speeches on the firefighters could have been written by the 'Sun'.
The firefighters' action has revived talk of the winter of discontent in the 1970s. Chris Bambery and Peter Morgan look at what happened.
The Stop the War Coalition has created the biggest anti-war movement in generations.
The Afghan tragedy continues.
All eyes will be on Florence this month when the European Social Forum comes to town. Tom Behan analyses the Italian left while Andrew Stone talks to some activists who will be attending.
We pay tribute to the life and work of Duncan Hallas, who died recently.
How do working people win improvements in their lives, and how do they hold on to them?
Anyone who has ever used Hotmail--one of the most popular online e-mail systems--will have noticed that junkmail, or spam as it is called, is much worse on its service than any other.
Add up housing costs and average wages and £30k looks modest.
The aims of fair trade face a hostile system.
The Vietnam War still has the power to horrify.
Pat Stack sees the sectarian roots of the Northern Ireland state showing through.
Your 'Alternative Dossier', (October SR) was a welcome demolition of the half-truths, fabrications and downright lies being used to justify slaughter in Iraq. It is essential we expose the...
With regard to the UN sanctions against Iraq mentioned in 'The Alternative Dossier' (October SR), under Resolution 661 imports such as food and medicine were specifically exempt from the embargo...
If there was such a machine as a bullshit detector, then the needle would have gone off the dial. There's a 1960s poem with the constant refrain of 'Tell me lies about Vietnam'. Without the irony...
As an active SWP member who also loves football, recent articles and letters apparently having a pop at the beautiful game have really wound me up. Happily, Pat Stack's wise and sympathetic...
I agree with Chris Harman that Eric Hobsbawm's autobiography shows both the best and worst sides of him (October SR)--on the one hand, the defender of Marxist history, with whom readers of '...
I read Lee Billingham's article 'Revolutions Per Minute' (October SR) with interest.
Lee Billingham (October SR) addresses the evolution of politics within the world of music, but apart from a fleeting reference to System of a Down, almost entirely ignores the rock and metal genre...
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