Topic: Britain

  • Another in a tragic list of unnatural disasters

    With Grenfell Tower on my mind, I stopped at a memorial on the Isle of Man dedicated to 50 people who died in a horrific fire.

  • Why do these survivors need help anyway?

    Tories have responded to Jeremy Corbyn's shocking proposal to house Grenfell Tower survivors in homes left empty by speculators.

  • Mourning and marching after the Grenfell fire

    A British socialist describes the surge of anger and protest after the Grenfell Tower fire and its effect on the radicalization that followed the election.

  • A system that let working-class people burn

    The fire that destroyed Grenfell Tower has exposed, in the starkest terms, the horror of an austerity-racked, class-divided society.

  • Corbyn's triumph and what it means for the left

    The Labour Party leader won't become prime minister yet, but he led a radical campaign that achieved major gains and revived the left in Britain.

  • The last refuge for desperate Tories

    The Democratic Unionist Party that Britain's Tories invited to join the government is deeply sectarian and utterly reactionary.

  • May's election disaster and the road ahead

    Britain's Tory government suffered a big blow in the election--courtesy of the Labour Party led by left-winger Jeremy Corbyn.

  • How left-wing politics won over millions

    Britain's election was a stunning vindication of Labour's left-wing leader Jeremy Corbyn and an indictment of his right-wing critics.

  • Using terror as an excuse for more terror

    Reactionary politicians like Theresa May feed a cycle of violence and polarization with their cynical statements about extremism.

  • Solidaridad vs. chivo expiatorio

    A menos que la solidaridad demostrada después del atentado en Manchester prevalezca, la derecha tratará de azuzar miedo para justificar más represión.

  • Precarious workers strike back

    The militancy, daring and courage of two strikes by cleaners and security workers in London challenges all of us to step forward.

  • Reflections on the Manchester bombing vigil

    The right wants us to turn on our neighbors after the bombing, but working-class people in Manchester showed us they are saying no.

  • Understanding the British election

    There's a mountain to climb for the Labour Party, but the picture isn't as rosy for the Tories as the media would have us believe.

  • Solidarity vs. scapegoating after Manchester

    Political leaders and reactionaries will try to use the horror in Manchester to justify more repression and violence--unless the tide of solidarity prevails.

  • The Tories aren't invulnerable

    If Britain’s Labour Party mounts an activist campaign, it could be possible to turn the Tory tide, but we cannot be uncritical.

  • What can stop the Tories in Britain's election?

    A fighting left stance might not be enough for Labour to win the coming British vote, but it could change the shape of the debate.

  • What direction out the Brexit?

    Britain's government will start the process of leaving the EU, but masses of people are protesting Brexit's biggest fan in the U.S.

  • Solidarity lessons from Fawley

    A struggle by refinery workers in Britain shows how solidarity and militant action can turn the tide on anti-migrant scapegoating.

  • Check the age of that refugee kid

    UK officials say that refugee children are welcome, but only after their teeth have been checked to make sure they're really kids.

  • The Tories turn up the Trump

    Britain's Conservative Party is attempting to fuse anti-immigrant politics with a critique of the elite--even though it is the elite.

  • The Labour leadership battle is over...for a bit

    A new challenge to Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn was announced about three minutes after he was declared the winner.

  • Can Corbyn survive the coup?

    A British socialist explains what's at stake in the vote that will decide if left-winger Jeremy Corbyn will be the leader of the party.

  • Why they're still afraid of Leon Trotsky

    The campaign against left-wing Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has brought the name Leon Trotsky into the spotlight in Britain.

  • The Labour leaders who are afraid of the party

    Opponents of Labour's left-wing leader Jeremy Corbyn are highly unpopular, so they've resorted to underhanded maneuvers.

  • The struggle for the soul of Labour

    Jeremy Corbyn's fight to remain the leader of Britain's Labour Party will have significance far beyond the party itself.