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Venezuela at a crossroads

..the only thing Venezuela has in abundance is chaos, this is the verdict of most of the mainstream media on the crisis in Venezuela. The home of Chávez’s Bolivarian revolution is beset by violent anti-government protests set against a background … Continue reading

Qatar-Gulf crisis: A fallout among thieves

The world was taken by surprise by Saudi Arabia and its allies in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) sudden move to cut diplomatic ties with Qatar and impose an economic blockage. They accused Qatar of supporting Iranian-backed militant groups in … Continue reading

Labour’s ‘local campaigns’, a view from the trenches

Labour’s right-wing and the press have been making dire predictions of a Labour defeat on June 8th. Jeremy Corbyn’s opponents inside the party are getting their blame in early, calling on Corbyn to ‘take the hit’ and resign when, as … Continue reading

US strikes to change geopolitical balance of power

The US carried out an air strike on a Syrian airbase in what they claimed was retaliation for an alleged chemical attack on Khan Sheikhoun, which killed 74 people including 11 children, on April 4th 2017. The strike was carried … Continue reading

Right-wing populism, a socialist answer

The neoliberal consensus of the mainstream political parties that had its roots in the 1980s doctrines of Thatcherism and Reaganomics ended in failure with the financial crash of 2007-2008. Polarisation took the place of this consensus leading to a surge … Continue reading