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Historian and socialist activist Neil Davidson's recent Radical Philosophy article "Yes: a non-nationalist argument for Scottish independence" has prompted questions about how his (and...

Post-16 fightback

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Fighting homophobia: “the best day of my teaching career”

An NUT rep in Manchester explains how he organised a day that celebrated diversity, and tackled homophobia, in his school with truly astounding results. Stonewall...

University staff should reject a 2% rise

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UKIP and the deadly truth about construction jobs and safety

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Who was Blair Peach?

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The Kosovo War – 15 Years On

15 years ago today NATO forces began bombarding Serbia with high-tech bombs. For Blair and Clinton the Kosovo War was their 'humanitarian' intervention. However,...

Inoculation against bosses’ lies

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Panic on the streets of Birmingham?

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Obituary: Colin Barker

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revolutionary reflections | Notes on Capital and the State: part 2

In the second of a three part series Colin Barker continues his investigation into the relationship between capital and the state.

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revolutionary reflections | Notes on Capital and the State: part 2

In the second of a three part series Colin Barker continues his investigation into the relationship between capital and the state.

I Bring Her a Flower

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