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Democracy – you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone. . .

Three changes to the law last week mean democracy in the UK is now hanging by a thread, says Don Flynn

London takes lead on clean air

Will Sadiq Khan rise to the Climate Emergency challenge, asks Tim Root?

What would Orwell say?

Socialists must be unequivocal in their defence of democracy against authoritarianism, says Bryn Jones, who looks at parallels between the Spanish Civil War and Putin’s war on Ukraine

Gogglebox and what polling shows

Trevor Fisher says Labour would be foolish to take much from current opinion poll figures and voices concerns of a return to New Labour mark II

Defending democratic states

Don Flynn argues solidarity with the Ukrainian resistance is essential but we should recognise the problem with NATO and the Armageddon strategy

Solidarity now with Ukrainian resistance

Youth activist Hunter Christopher reports on the urgent need for solidarity and the campaign to end Tory visa requirements for refugees

Conference: policy-maker or media rally?

In late November, Peter Rowlands wrote to Labour’s general secretary, David Evans. He’s still waiting for a reply

Is Starmer’s Labour centre-right?

A rightwards lurch to appeal to Tory voters would be electoral suicide, argues Trevor Fisher

Relying on Tory failure is not enough

Rory O’Kelly on the electoral state of the Labour Party and why it needs to be more than a lesser evil

Bite the Bullet! Radical campaigning to match the climate emergency

Tim Root says it’s time to shift the focus on to banks to secure action

Hitting out beyond the ‘set’ boundary: racism and cricket

Azeem Rafiq’s courageous testimony on his experiences of racism in the British game has ignited fresh examination of institutional racism, but will it lead to real change?, asks Puru Miah