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Republicanism and the form of working class rule

31 May 2012

As the constitutional monarchy state proclaims its commitment to privilege and the status quo, Michael Copestake looks back to a rather different tradition

Tarnishing the brand

16 Jan 2020

While Labour leadership candidates pathetically line up to defend Harry and Meghan Windsor in the name of anti-racism and anti-sexism, Eddie Ford says it’s time to put republicanism back onto the agenda.

Preparing the ground for repression

09 Jan 2020

Further scares about anti-Semitism are signs of the times, reckons Paul Demarty

Cancel the monarchy

22 Nov 2019

Andrew Windsor’s bizarre Newsnight interview should strengthen our resolve to fight for a democratic republic, argues Paul Demarty.

Recalling Magna Carta

14 Feb 2019

The battle between the Telegraph and Sir Philip Green has interesting implications for the class struggle, writes Mike Macnair

Socialism and the national question

17 Jan 2019

Genuine liberation for Palestinians and Israelis alike must be seen in the context of an Arab and global revolution, argues David Markovich

Weighing up the midterms

27 Sep 2018

Democrats are set to make gains, says Peter Moody. But will they be big enough to fatally wound Donald Trump?

The Firm reinvents itself

24 May 2018

The royal wedding was used to present the monarchy and the entire establishment as modern, progressive ... and anti-racist, writes Eddie Ford

The royal wedding and platonic republicanism

17 May 2018

Eddie Ford thinks the left, and Jeremy Corbyn, should take the monarchy seriously

No way back to normality

19 Apr 2018

The Stormy Daniels affair is more threatening to Trump than it might appear, writes Paul Demarty

Democracy, not referendums

19 Apr 2018

Jack Conrad advocates working class representatives, working class party politics and the working class programme of extreme democracy

Pulling the handbrake

12 Apr 2018

How revolutionary were the bourgeois revolutions? Neil Davidson spoke to Communist University about the lessons for today

After Formby’s election

22 Mar 2018

In light of the new incoming regime at party HQ, Carla Roberts of Labour Party Marxists reports on objections to Jon Lansman’s slate

Against a second referendum

08 Mar 2018

Some on the ‘left’ insist on tailing John Major and Tony Blair and their call for a second referendum. However, argues Jack Conrad, Marxists are right to distrust referendums as a method of political decision-making. We champion working class political independence and representative democracy

Arms and the man

01 Mar 2018

The question of gun control is not as straightforward as it may appear, writes Mike Macnair

Misrepresenting the people

15 Feb 2018

Paul Demarty wonders what is left out of the centenary celebrations for the Representation of the People Act

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