Diplomatic Crisis in Britain and France: Xenophobia and Reactionary One-Upmanship
Three days after the tragedy that cost the lives of 27 migrants in the English Channel, the war of words between France and Britain resumed in earnest after the French disinvited the British from a meeting to discuss the migrant crisis.
Nathan ErderofNovember 27, 2021
Police Can’t Stop Gendered Violence — They Cause It
Liberals often argue, in response to calls to defund or abolish the police, that we need more cops to protect women against sexist violence. But police are a source of sexist violence, not a solution. An officer of London's Metropolitan Police killed Sarah Everard — and others attacked people who gathered to remember her.
Ezra BrainMarch 19, 2021
Corbynism Lost, Sandersism is Losing: Why Working Within Capitalist Parties Fails
Jeremy Corbyn’s tenure as leader of the Labour Party came to an end with the election of Sir Keir Starmer. Starmer is an establishment figure who easily defeated his Corbynist opponent. This development shows the failure of Corbyn’s strategy and holds a warning for the U.S. left in regards to Bernie Sanders.
Ezra BrainApril 5, 2020
The recent UK election represented a massive set-back for the Labour Party and Jeremy Corbyn. What this defeat proves is that socialism will not be achieved through electoralism and we need true, radical solutions to the pressing issues of our day. No politician, no election, and no one fight defines the struggle for socialism. It is an international project and one that cannot be accomplished or defeated in a single moment.
Ezra BrainDecember 20, 2019
‘Grave and Systemic Violations’ of the Rights of the Disabled in the UK
Both Conservatives and New Labour have made the lives of disabled miserable — cutting benefits, creating arbitrary tests, and driving many to their deaths.
Natasha DrakeMay 10, 2018
To Brexit or Not to Brexit
A year after the Referendum in the UK, Theresa May proposed a hard Brexit. The latest general election results, which boosted the Labour Party’s standing in the parliament can only be interpreted as a major loss for the Prime Minister. Now, the only certainty is uncertainty.
Josefina L. MartínezJune 27, 2017