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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...

The roots of American racism 4: state racism and the new black resistance

In the last of four articles, Bill Crane looks at "colourblind" racism and mass incarceration since the Civil Rights movement – and how they have contributed to the police racism and violence that...

The roots of American racism 3: Civil war to civil rights

In the third of four articles, Bill Crane examines the origins of racism in the United States. Here he looks at how the racist segregation of Jim Crow was implemented in the 1890s and then abolished by the...

The roots of American racism 2: The Civil War and after sees racism undermined,...

In the second part of a four-part series, Bill Crane examines the origins of racism in the United States. Here he looks at how in the Civil War of the 1860s and the Reconstruction...

The roots of American racism

Why is America so racist? In the first of four articles, American socialist Bill Crane explains how today's struggles around Ferguson and police racism have their roots in a history of slavery and dispossession. It's...

Adam Hanieh on the Gulf states, neoliberalism and liberation in the Middle East

Adam Hanieh is a senior lecturer at and School of Oriental and African Studies and author of Lineages of Revolt: Issues of Contemporary Capitalism in the Middle East. He spoke to Bill Crane about his book and on...

Playing the Odds: How fractionals at SOAS organised and won

Today the SOAS Fractionals for Fair Play campaign announced that 95% (on a 63% turnout) had voted to reject a contract offer which fell well short of their demands. They also announced a 25% increase...

Solidarity with SOAS cleaners

Cleaners at SOAS will strike tomorrow and Wednesday in an ongoing effort to be brought in-house.

Trayvon Martin and Mark Duggan

Bill Crane compares the workings of the justice system for Trayvon Martin in the US and Mark Duggan in the UK – and notes the role of “colourblind” ideology to prop up racism in...

Open statement: Resignation from the SWP

The signatories to this statement can no longer remain members of the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) following events at its annual conference on 13-15 December 2013.