Kids strike over national SATs tests

Amy Hall reports on the stay-away over excessive testing

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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

Lighting the way
Archie Davies writes about new campaign Switched On London and the growing movement for energy democracy

Jeremy Hardy thinks... about the language around Corbyn
'After winning an open contest with massive support, Corbyn has been accused of "seizing power"...'

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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

Lambeth library occupiers are renewing the anti-cuts struggle

Simon Hardy looks at what led community campaigners to occupy their local library in south London – and says others should follow their example

Seven reflections on Liberating Tate

As BP's sponsorship of the Tate ends, Kevin Smith of Liberate Tate looks back at the successful campaign to get the oil firm's dirty money out of the art gallery

Corbynomics can work – once you know that economics is never 'neutral'

Neil Faulkner argues that the biggest barrier to Jeremy Corbyn's rational economic policy is the huge profits the super-rich are making from an irrational one

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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.

The battle behind the blacklisting victory
John Millington writes on how blacklisted workers won – and where the campaign is going next






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