Brazil: Recolonising a continent

Sue Branford examines the past failures and future prospects of the left in Brazil in the face of a concerted US-backed right-wing offensive

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Video debate: The EU referendum – should the left vote in or out?
Marina Prentoulis and Luke Cooper (for in) debate Hannah Sell and Michael Calderbank (for out) in this episode of The Wedge, produced in collaboration with Red Pepper

The EU referendum: damned if you leave, damned if you remain
The EU referendum offers no progressive outcome, but it's a game of realpolitik we must play, argues Bertie Russell

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Antisemitism and the left
Paul Kelemen, author of The British Left and Zionism: History of a Divorce, looks at the roots of the recent controversies in the Labour Party

Arms fair protesters put weapons industry on trial
The protesters who blockaded the DSEI arms fair should never have been on trial, writes Lisa Butler – it's the weapons trade that is in the wrong

Swimming with Sharks
Swimming with Sharks: My journey into the world of the bankers, by Joris Luyendijk, reviewed by Jenny Nelson

Hope Without Optimism
Hope Without Optimism, by Terry Eagleton, reviewed by Michael Calderbank

'How can you decant people from estates then make deals with developers to build luxury apartments?’
Andrew Dolan spoke with Amina Gichinga of Take Back the City about doing politics differently and righting Labour's wrongs in London

If I had a hammer...
In 1996, ten women peace activists faced ten years in prison for taking hammers to Hawk jets – but were found not guilty after arguing their crime was necessary to prevent a greater one. One of the women, Andrea Needham, tells their story in this extract from her new book

Lean Out
Lean Out, by Dawn Foster, reviewed by Izzy Koksal

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The resistible rise of urban dispossession in Europe

Dr Stuart Hodkinson traces the effects of the housing crisis across Europe in light of a new report, 'Resisting Evictions Across Europe'

The EU-Turkey deal is a disaster for refugees

In making a deal with Turkey, the EU is entrusting refugees to a government that cares little for their safety – and sponsors the terrorists they are fleeing from, writes Marienna Pope-Weidemann

Kids strike over national SATs tests

Amy Hall reports on the stay-away over excessive testing

Biting lions: remembering the Grunwick strike 40 years on

As the 40th anniversary of the Grunwick strike approaches, Sujata Aurora looks at its legacy and lessons for today

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Housing is a mental health issue
Emma Snaith reports on the Focus E15 demonstration highlighting the link between a lack of decent social housing and poor mental health

The complicity of the white liberal left in the rise of Donald Trump
There are deep reasons for racism in American politics, but the white liberal left has done little to prevent it, writes Mariama Eversley

Colombia: millions to take to the streets for peace
Millions of Colombians will take to the streets this month to demand a different kind of peace with social and environmental justice at its heart. Seb Munoz writes

Act now to save your NHS
A gathering of health workers on 22 May is an important initiative, writes Neil Faulkner

Corporations told to back off the NHS
Behind the junior doctors' strikes is a battle to save the NHS from creeping privatisation. Organiser Kevin Allard reports on efforts to escalate and broaden the action.






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