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Economy

Britain: No Brexit, No compromise

The defeat of Jeremy Corbyn’s motion of no confidence was a desperate act of self-defence by the hypocrites on the Tory backbenches who had only just failed to overthrow their leader themselves, and h Read more...

Brazil:Bolsonaro's Inauguration: the coup continues!

2019 - the Year of Brexit?

The New Year will be a year of major political conflict in Britain – one that could spill out onto the streets. Read more...

France: yellow vests but no red flag

We are witnessing another of France’s powerful social movements. This time it is directed against the increasingly unpopular President Emmanuel Macron and his supposed eco-tax on petroleum products. Read more...

Labour: Kick out May with mass mobilisations - but come clean on Brexit!

Theresa May faces the complete shipwreck of her Brexit negotiations and the 585 page draft Withdrawal Agreement she brought back from Brussels. Read more...

Zimbabwe: Zanu-PF clings onto power

IN August, Emmerson Mnangagwa managed to gain just enough votes, 50.8 per cent, to win Zimbabwe’s presidential election, thus securing the post that he gained by force in the November 2017 military co Read more...

Russia: Protests against pension cuts show potential for resistance

In June, the Russian government announced a far-reaching pension "reform". The main change is to raise the retirement age for women from 55 to 63 and for men from 60 to 65. Read more...

Turkey: Economy at the cliff edge

Writing in the Guardian at the beginning of June, Kenneth Rogoff, a professor of economics at Harvard, posed an important question: "Are the brewing exchange rate and debt crises in Argentina and Turk Read more...

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