The claim from the Tory government and its army of media supporters that the latest Budget has ended austerity is completely false. It is very important for the left and the labour movement as a whole that they grasp the character of the new attacks to come, so that they can resist them.
On March 26th we mark the fifth anniversary of the start of the Saudi led war on Yemen. Those five dreadful years would not have been possible without the political and military support of the US and British governments.
The blatant lies and hypocrisy of the US have been exposed with the publication of a new study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). This shows there was no fraud in Bolivia’s presidential election last October.
Boris Johnson’s Tory government has launched a new offensive to whip up racism in advance of the attacks on living standards that will accompany the Brexit it is pursuing.
Build the marches against racism on 21 March, that take place to mark UN Anti Racism Day.
This year’s US Presidential election is of seismic importance. To put it bluntly the prospect of Donald Trump securing another four year term poses a truly dire threat to the future of human civilisation. A victory for Trump would accelerate the world towards climate catastrophe.
The Tories have launched an attack on all working people with their new immigration policy. It will probably do serious damage to our public services, even if big exemptions and exclusions from the new restrictions are finally put in place.
Behind all the populist rhetoric about restricting cheap labour, the major risk is that the system is actually designed to create a new, lower category of worker in this country, akin to something like the gastarbeiter (“guest worker”) status in Germany.