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The Fascist Ideological Complex

Perhaps it’s an expression of our collective fear. But the perception that fascism is making a comeback is much in evidence, both on the left and elsewhere.(...)

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Quagmire Now

As the Russian invasion of Ukraine looks more and more like a quagmire, the broader consequences of Vladimir Putin’s aggressive policy come increasingly into view.(...)

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New Politics Needed

Voting is so yesterday. That is if you want to elect a political party that's neither far-right nor neoliberal. The results of the 2022 French presidential election bear this out.(...)
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Making Excuses for War

Russia’s military incursion into Ukraine has lasted nearly two months now. But the focus of the fighting has recently shifted. (...)

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The Illusion of Choice

France is a lot like Italy. When it comes to international news, it usually gets ignored.(...)
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Labour After COVID-19

Amazon warehouse workers win a union vote in Staten Island. Starbucks crews are organising. (...)

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The War for Everybody

The Russian invasion of Ukraine shambles into its fifth week. With estimates of combat fatalities topping 7000, Moscow has now lost as many men as the U.S. Marines lost in the Battle of Guadalcanal.(...)

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Endless War

For two decades, Vladimir Putin has doggedly pursued the goal of recouping the fortunes of the USSR, brought low by the end of the Cold War and the chaotic transition to neoliberalism. (...)

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The Centre-Left Void

What happened to social democracy?  For most of the post-war era, it occupied a stable place between reactionary liberalism and repressive communism. (...)

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This is What Truth Sounds Like

It’s the most popular idiom in broadcast news. But few, if any listeners know what to call it.(...)