Can capitalism make the whole world rich?

Capitalism seems to be an incredibly successful system. We have seen a massive growth in incomes in many countries. People live longer and better than in the past. But can capitalism make all the countries of the world as rich as the richest states?

Turkey’s endless war

Phil Buyum JacksonĀ discusses the latest bombing in Ankara, Turkey's endless war against the Kurds, and the hypocrisy of the EU's refugee deal. There were few profiles on British social media that were deluged with Turkish...

South African students resume their fight – and face repression

The last few months have seen protests erupt in universities across South Africa. Ashley Fataar, from the South African organisation Keep Left, reports. In September students at universities across South Africa began demonstrating for the...

Don’t Bomb Syria

Cameron intends to take Britain to war - again - with the support of Labour MPs who would rather back him than Jeremy Corbyn. A recent rs21 leaflet argued against war, racism and repression following...

As Middle East goes nuclear, global warming goes critical. Part 1: Iran

Over the next three days we will be publishing a major new article by Brian Parkin exploring the inextricable links between climate catastrophe, capitalist crisis and imperial competition. The three parts taken together form...

The changing landscape of Indian politics

Ian Crosson reports on the Delhi elections last month which brought the Aam Aadmi Party to power against the ruling BJP. It is not just SYRIZA and Podemos who are shaking up some of the...

Paradox in Palestine: Ali Abunimah speaks in London

Ali Abunimah, executive director of the Electronic Intifada website spoke at a meeting organised by the Middle East Monitor in London on the 4th November. His latest book, The Battle for Justice in Palestine:...

Muslim Brotherhood Supporters Remain Under Sentence of Death in Egypt

The new regime in Egypt has been handing out mass death sentences to Muslim Brotherhood supporters. General al-Sisi has exploited hostility to the Brotherhood to crack down on mass street protests more generally and...

A view from Rio: “The World Cup now pervades every serious political dispute taking...

The World Cup kicks off in Brazil next week. Last year's Confederations Cup saw huge protests and confrontations with the Police, directed at the corruption and vast public spending which surrounds the event. One...

Syria: The people still want the fall of the regime

Over a thousand people marched through London to Downing Street on Saturday, to mark the third anniversary of the start of the Syrian Revolution.