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France: an historic moment for the left

Radical left (including far left) – 7.7 million Social Democracy – 2.3 million Liberal centre – 8.7 million Right (including independent right-wing Gaullist) – 9.2 million Fascist right – 7.7 million The decline of the principal parties of the left and … Continue reading

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Melenchon and the left alternative to the liberal front

(This is a column for the Morning Star newspaper in Britain written on Sunday 9 April) The French presidential election moved further into uncharted territory this week following a televised debate between all 11 candidates. A snap audience survey following … Continue reading

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Stopping the far right requires opposing the EU

The revolt against the labour law and Francois Hollande in France  In this second of a two-part article examining the European crisis and the rise of the far right I look at why the left needs to adopt an internationalist position … Continue reading

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Racism: the achilles heel of middle class liberalism

  But wasn’t Charlie Hebdo once something to do with the left, loosely a product of a previous upsurge of social struggle many years ago? Yes it was. So were Sir Oswald Mosley, Benito Mussolini, Georges Sorel… So, I am … Continue reading

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