The case against class solidarity with coppers

Reuben’s article made some very valid points, not least that Andrew Mitchell’s comments show just how radically out of touch the Tory elites running this country are from the vast majority of us. Should Mitchell be hung out to dry for his comments? Undoubtedly so. Is it a good thing that he has brought fresh shame […]

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The case for class solidarity with coppers

Are they “workers in uniform” or merely the violent arm of the ruling class? So runs the old, interminable intra-left controversy about the exact position of the police within the social structure. By contrast Andrew Mitchell MP appears to have no such doubts about the class character of the constabulory. His recent outburst  demonstrated, with […]

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Britain is not losing jobs to the Caymans, Lord Fink, just your taxes

Conservative party treasurer Lord Fink is lobbying George Osborne to make the UK more like a tax haven so that hedge fund owners like himself no longer feel they have to set up subsidiaries in tax havens where vast profits can be squirreled away untouched by the British government. The same British government that is […]

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French PM bans protest by Muslims because it “doesn’t concern France”

This story is really, seriously worrying: (CNN) — French authorities said Wednesday that they will not authorize weekend demonstrations in Paris as protests over an anti-Muslim video [The Innocence of Muslims, the youtube clip which sparked the anti-American protests in Cairo and Benghazi last week] started to fade worldwide. Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault told radio […]

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How Natalie Bennett will make the Green Party a radical national force

Natalie Bennett was elected leader of the Green Party of England and Wales earlier this month. The Third Estate talks to her about her priorities, the future of the party and how she hopes to make it a more radical and national force than ever before. Under the leadership of Caroline Lucas, the party’s first […]

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Union leader arrested, humiliated for speaking up for cleaner on Kings X picket line

Today cleaners were on strike and picketing at Kings Cross Station. Steve Hedley, assistant General Secretary of the RMT, was there in support of the strike when he saw a cleaner being detained by the police for no clear reason. Hedley – who was recent elected to his post on a radical ticket – went […]

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The Partisan Coffee House – exhibition and discussion this Thursday

Mike Berlin: The Partisan Coffee House of 1958 Thursday September 6th, 6.30pm Firebox London 106-108 Cromer Street, London, WC1H8BZ, United Kingdom Suggested donation £5 Back in 1958, radical young historian Raphael Samuel set up the Partisan Coffee House. In the aftermath of Suez, and the Soviet Invasion of Hungary, it served as an important, if […]

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