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Islamophobia – more than hate crime, state ideology

  Islamophobia – anti-Muslim racism – is being described on much of the broadcast media as a form of “extremism” or of “hate crime”. But there is something distinct about Islamophobia. Not distinct in that it is in some way … Continue reading

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Free movement: control capital, unite all workers

Introduction Unite leader Len McCluskey writing in the Huffington Post to launch his re-election bid as general secretary of Britain’s biggest union says of the free movement of labour: “Unions understand that workers have always done best when the labour … Continue reading

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Brexit: ‘national economy’ and class

Food-bank Britain: not on the referendum ballot paper, but central to ‘Brexit’ Ed Miliband is staking out the kind of territory on Brexit he tried to occupy as Labour leader. His argument concedes to calls for cutting immigration. But he says … Continue reading

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Immigration, the labour movement and the left in Britain today

Unite leader Len McCluskey said in his speech to the Labour Party conference: “I believe that the question of free movement of labour is a question not only in the UK but in Europe. No one talks of countries where … Continue reading

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Immigration, class and racism

When people express “concerns” about immigration, the actual issue is never immigration.   It is either:   1) A displacement of concerns arising from real issues of economic hardship, lack of public services, jobs, houses and so on, or   2) … Continue reading

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