ReviewsMike Phipps

The suffering behind the statistics

Mike Phipps reviews Solito, solita: Crossing borders with youth refugees from Central America, edited by Steven Mayers and Jonathan Freedman, published by Haymarket.

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The suffering behind the statistics
CommentLRC

The Threat of a No-Deal Brexit

“All in all a no-deal Brexit will be a catastrophe for working people in this country. We have to fight that outcome with all our might.”

CommentLRC
The Threat of a No-Deal Brexit
ReviewsGuest Author

Live from Nicaragua : Uprising or Coup? - A Reader

The Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign Action Group promotes a new book on recent unrest in the country

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Live from Nicaragua : Uprising or Coup? - A Reader
Mike Phipps

The lessons of Yugoslavia

“Unless we campaign consistently against the nationalist delusion in our communities - and only the Labour Party here has the resources or will to do this - we may find our politics permanently distorted by this infection.”

Mike Phipps
The lessons of Yugoslavia
CommentMike Phipps

Remain and Rebel

“The battle for a Corbyn government in the UK is part of the struggle to radically restructure the EU to make its institutions accountable to, and work for, the people of Europe”

CommentMike Phipps
Remain and Rebel
Gabor Maté

Survivor of the Budapest Ghetto defends Jeremy Corbyn

“The reality is that the Israeli state oppresses, disenfranchises, dispossesses, destroys, kills, demolishes the houses of, tortures, invalidates the Palestinians. That’s the actual reality. And nobody is supposed to talk about this because if you talk about it, you’re an antisemite.”

Gabor Maté
Survivor of the Budapest Ghetto defends Jeremy Corbyn
Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky speaks out on antisemitism, Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party

“It is becoming more and more clear that Israel is losing control over liberal public opinion and is compelled to rely for support on the most reactionary elements and the fundamentalist Evangelical movement, which combines fervent support for the most extreme Israeli actions with unparalleled antisemitism.”

Noam Chomsky
Noam Chomsky speaks out on antisemitism, Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party
CommentTom Coburg

Boris Johnson isolated as his Brexit strategy disintegrates before his eyes

Republicans and Democrats in the US congress have made it clear that if Johnson’s Brexit strategy continues to exclude the Irish backstop, then Congress will block the US-UK trade agreement promised by Donald Trump.

CommentTom Coburg
  Boris Johnson isolated as his Brexit strategy disintegrates before his eyes
CommentMartin Wicks

Council House Scandal: 100,000 council homes a year needed

George Clarke's programme on Channel 4 underlines the need for Labour members to organise to radicalise Labour's housing policy, overcome the resistance of John Healey and to bury the remnants of New Labour's housing philosophy.

CommentMartin Wicks
Council House Scandal: 100,000 council homes a year needed
Chris Knight

Eight Holocaust survivors compare Zionist policies to those of the Nazis

Here are five short extracts from Holocaust survivors who oppose recent Israeli policies, likening them to those of the Nazis. In the sixth extract, the author – again a holocaust survivor – compares key policies of the wartime Zionist movement to those of the Nazis.

Chris Knight
Eight Holocaust survivors compare Zionist policies to those of the Nazis
Chris Knight

Zionist ambivalence and real anti-Semitism

The ongoing ‘anti-Semitism’ campaign against supporters of Jeremy Corbyn in the Labour Party rests on many unfounded assumptions. One of these is that Zionist supporters of Israel are the people best qualified to define and confront anti-Semitism.

Chris Knight
Zionist ambivalence and real anti-Semitism
CommentGuest Author

Remain Labour

“We need to mobilise our membership as we have never been able to before, both around our positive socialist policies – and around a clear position of opposition to Brexit (because any conceivable Brexit would stand in the way of all of those positive policies).” Jon Rogers, Chair of Brighton Pavilion Constituency Labour Party and of the Sussex Labour Representation Committee, writes in a personal capacity.

CommentGuest Author
Remain Labour
ReportsMike Phipps

ITUC report presents a worsening picture for trade unionists

“Across the world, strikes have been severely restricted or banned in 123 out of 145 countries. Half the countries of Europe deny workers the right to join a union”

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ITUC report presents a worsening picture for trade unionists

Our job was to expel Trots from the Labour Party

“I knew it would be tearful”. In his emotional resignation speech in March 2017, Mike Creighton (Labour’s former Head of Disputes) lets slip what he thought his team’s job was really all about.

Our job was to expel Trots from the Labour Party
Steve Bell

My latest cartoons on the witch-hunt censored by THE GUARDIAN

Here are four recent cartoons, the last two of which have been censored by THE GUARDIAN. See also Steve Bell’s letter of complaint to The Guardian

Steve Bell
My latest cartoons on the witch-hunt censored by THE GUARDIAN
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“Another internationalism is possible”

Mike Phipps reports on the International Social Forum convened by John McDonnell

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“Another internationalism is possible”

New Airwars study identifies major challenges in US media coverage of civilian harm during war against ISIS

The Airwars Team highlight the under-reporting of civilian casualties in recent US-led wars

New Airwars study identifies major challenges in US media coverage of civilian harm during war against ISIS
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New human rights report condemns Nicaraguan government

Mike Phipps highlights a new report on the abuses committed by the government of Daniel Ortega (pictured)

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New human rights report condemns Nicaraguan government
CommentGuest Author

US-China Relations: From trade war to hot war?

Dr Leon Tressell examines the heightening of tensions between the two superpowers

CommentGuest Author
US-China Relations: From trade war to hot war?
ReviewsMike Phipps

In defence of humanism

Mike Phipps reviews Clear bright future: a radical defence of the human being, by Paul Mason, published by Allen Lane.

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In defence of humanism