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British black lives matter

Patrick Vernon on learning the lessons from the Windrush scandal as part of the history of Black struggle in Britain

Mind the security gap

Claude Moraes says a bespoke interim agreement is urgently needed to avoid standstill As the UK gets ready to leave the European Union, finding ways...

Conference green light to stay put

Alena Ivanova says let’s make our movement home for the 20th October marchers

Democratisation odyssey continues

Bryn Jones gives two cheers for McDonnell’s democracy plans, warns of Brexit implications but finds fudges on Labour internal democracy at Conference Labour’s new commitment...

Democracy – threat, opportunity, or damp squib?

Ann Black reports on compromises and conflict on party democracy This year’s conference went well, with popular announcements on childcare, workers’ rights and renationalisation and...

After the IHRA. Where do we go from here?

The fight against antisemitism for the socialist left has to go hand-in-hand with resistance to all other forms of racism. Hostility to Jews as...

Brexit – an abandonment of solidarity

The European Union is much more than a trading bloc says Julie Ward “We’re leaving!” shout the Brexiteers whenever there’s a slight whiff of Remain...

Brazil turns right

Thomás Zicman de Barros says Bolsonaro’s success is a disaster, but inexperience and a weak economy could unravel his popularity The Brazilian ‘Republican Front’ was...

Nikolai Bukharin – Forgotten Revolutionary

Nigel Doggett finds political lessons from a victim of Stalin’s purges

Conference and crystal balls

Ann Black reviews Labour’s Democracy Review  As I write, I have no idea how the 120 recommendations in the party democracy review will be presented...

Revived Anti Nazi League on the agenda

Trevor Fisher on the threat from the far right When John McDonnell called for a new movement against the growing far right threat in early...