The 2019 general elections will be seen, in time, as the most important one since the advent of democracy. For the first time since 1994, on 8 May this year, less than half the voting age population (49.8%) actually voted. Of the 35.8 million eligible voters only 26.8 million registered. Only 65.9% voted - the lowest since 1994. A full 18m did...


The promise of the Corbyn insurgency that began in 2015 is in danger. The triumph of the left-wing backbench outsider in the Labour leadership election four years ago opened up the prospect of overturning Tony Blair's 1990s transmutation of the Labour Party into New Labour.


Bernie Sanders’ 2016 bid for the presidency shook up US politics. Attracting hundreds of thousands of people around a radical programme, it showed the potential for a working-class-based alternative to the two main parties. Tony Saunois reviews an account of the campaign, drawing the lessons for the 2020 presidential contest now under...


Remember the dead and fight for the living!

Thirty years of war in Sri Lanka came to a brutal end on 18 May 2009. In its final act of barbarity, Sri Lankan government forces surrounded over 300,000 people fleeing the war, forced them into a tiny lagoon called Mullivaikkal and bombarded them. Over 140,000 perished in a few days and tens of thousands are still “missing”.


Comrade Abiodun Bamigboye is a leading member of Democratic Socialist Movement and acting National Chairperson of the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN). He was also the Oyo state governorship candidate of the SPN during the last general elections. He was arrested by the police operatives the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) at the...


When some time ago a commentator compared the pose of the far right Freedom Party (FPÖ) politicians, HC Strache and Harald Vilimsky, on posters for the EU elections with Frank Underwood from the TV drama series "House of Cards", he was probably closer to the truth than he thought. Frank Underwood stands for a corrupt politician, for whom there...


Four months of mass struggle on the streets, with a ceaseless flow of demonstrations, strikes, occupations and sit-ins, culminated in the removal from power of dictator Omar al-Bashir one month ago. Since then, a continuing mass sit-in in front of the headquarters of the General Command of the Sudanese Army in Khartoum, and smaller occupations...


“There is a real question about whether democratic capitalism is working, when it is only working for part of the population”. This was the warning of capitalist economist Angus Deaton launching his review for the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) on inequality in Britain.


Last week, workers brought from India to work in the freight wagons factory, Astra Rail, in Arad (the biggest factory of its kind in Europe before being privatised in the late 1990s) went on a wildcat strike after their wages were suddenly reduced to the minimum wage level (i.e. less than €450/month). Moreover, their transport costs were...


When many are trying to get back to a normal life following the horrific Easter Sunday mass killings, a new wave of communal attacks has started against the Muslim population.

The Sinhala Buddhist chauvinist groups have a long history of propagating hatred against Muslims. They also spread baseless lies about them among the Sinhala...


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