An aerial image of a ship of the UK Border Force docked in a port.

Four myths about migration and why they are nonsense

In recent years, especially since the referendum, electoral politics, as well as discussions in the media, have been predicated on increasingly open hostility to migrants and refugees. Mitch Mitchell recounts four of the most popular anti-migration myths and why they are wrong.
A graffiti on a wall in Hong Kong that reads 'Free HK Tibet Uyghurs!'

Hong Kong celebrates ’70 years of oppression’

Police repression in Hong Kong entered a dangerous new phase as protests intensified on China's National Day.

Video: What democracy looks like

In this video report from 31 August, 2019, Tony Aldis with OpenEye Film provides a first-hand account of the anti-prorogation street movement.

Hong Kong: first concessions to mass pressure

Carrie Lam has made a first small concession to the Hong Kong protest movement. Colin Sparks reports that, so far, this attempt to split 'radicals' and 'moderates' has not succeeded.

Tensions rise in Hong Kong

Colin Sparks reports on the latest developments in Hong Kong, where the movement on the streets is showing impressive resilience as direct pressure from Beijing builds.

Subdued anger as hundreds gather at Mark Duggan vigil

Around 1,000 gathered today outside Tottenham police station in north London at 2pm for a vigil to remember Mark Duggan, who was shot dead by police on 4 August 2011. 

“Mark Duggan was executed. We still believe that.”

A wave of shock and fury swept across the country today as news broke that Mark Duggan’s inquest jury had delivered a verdict of “lawful killing”.

Lawyers walk out in protest at legal aid cuts

Solicitors and barristers withdrew from courts today across Britain in protest against proposed changes to criminal legal aid.

Egyptian socialists sentenced to two years in jail

Two leading activists with the Revolutionary Socialists in Alexandria, Egypt have been sentenced for defying anti-protest laws.

Crisis – which crisis?

Terry Wrigley argues that socialist thinking has become dogmatic and not dialectical on four key issues: precariousness, the trade union bureaucracy, electoral alliances and anti-fascism.