‘No to Nationalism’ rallies in Germany and Austria before EU vote

Tens of thousands of people have mobilised in cities across Germany and Austria in opposition to the “surge” in right-wing populism, nationalism and anti-migrant racism promoted by parties like the Alternative für Deutschland, AfD, and the Freiheitliche Partei Österreichs, FPÖ, just days before the European Parliament elections.

100 years of the Chinese revolution 

On 4 May 1919, in Beijing, some 3,000 students demonstrated outside the home of the Minister of Communications. After pelting its residents with eggs, they broke in, trashed the building and then torched it. This violent, but rather small scale, incident turned out to be one of the key turning points in 20th Century history, in many ways the real beginning of the Chinese Revolution.

Review: Glasgow 1919

One hundred years ago, tanks rumbled on the streets of Glasgow, howitzers were positioned at strategic points of the city, army snipers aimed fire from the rooftop of the Post Office.

What is Jeremy Corbyn Playing at?

The reason for Corbyn and Abbott’s support for wanting to leave the EU is, however, more than a vote-catching calculus or just keeping the party together. They believe that it is a necessary pre-condition for a reforming Labour government.

E is for Exploitation

When people complain that they are “being exploited” at work they usually mean that they are being treated unfairly or being ripped off.

Civil Servants ballot over pay

The PCS is embarking on another pay ballot due to run from 18 March until 29 April. All civil servants deserve a decent pay rise – if the MPs can have one why can’t we?

Shamima Begum and British Citizenship

Shamima Begum’s request to return to Britain from a Syrian refugee camp has caused enormous controversy and exposed again the precarious position of second-generation migrants.

Ireland: Brexit and the Border

As Brexit talks stumble on the intractable backstop to the British border in Ireland, Bernie McAdam calls on British socialists to fight for the only internationalist response, abolish the border altogether!