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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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State and fascism: one year of the trial of Golden Dawn

Today marks one year since the start of the trial of Golden Dawn. The process will last at least to the end of 2016. The stakes are extremely high. The latest figures on racially motivated murders and assaults (and, for the first … 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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Paris – the backlash and opposing the war

The fruit of mass murder in Paris will be further barbarism everywhere. That was the aim of the terrorist operations. Our rulers are more than capable of bringing that about. War is what will achieve it. The Paris attacks will … Continue reading

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Refugees and the end of liberal Europe

In so far as it was ever a reality, the era of a liberalising Europe with diminished national tensions and ethnic conflict is over. The structures of official Europe – that is the European Union, the eurozone and their capitalist, … Continue reading

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Imagine… but not too much

In the course of preparing material for something else, I spent a bit of time surveying left and progressive interventions over the forthcoming referendum in Britain on membership of the EU. Let’s put to one side, for a moment, the … Continue reading

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