In brief

A Field Guide to Trump’s Swamp

For me, a social anthropologist who has long studied how elites wield power and influence, President-elect Donald Trump and his Cabinet picks, near picks, and other associates make for a fa

Busting the myth of the ‘Nobel Prize for Economics’

There is no Nobel Prize for Economics. So why do people believe that there is.

Left MEPs condemn demolitions in Bedouin village

Israeli soldiers and police have invaded the Bedouin village of Umm al-Hiran and begun demolishing homes and buildings, which led to clashes in which a Palestinian man and a police officer were kil

The Group of Thirty might finally end its scandalous existence

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By Norbert Häring -  The European Ombudswoman has announced that she will investigate the membership of the President of the European Central Bank (ECB), Mario Draghi, in the

Video: David Harvey and Robert Brenner discuss the Economy and Donald Trump

Two Marxist scholar-activists, both (though Harvey is English) resident in the United States discuss the economic situation there and internationally in the wake of the election of Donald Trump and

Public pain, private gain: EU rail proposals mean further theft of public property

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Left MEPs have attacked the EU’s Fourth Railway Package for promoting the further liberalisation of Europe’s railways.

Amnesty International attacks EU migration policies

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 “The trend in mobilising EU foreign policy tools towards curbing migration has taken off at break-neck speed, and the European Council this week looks set to further instil it in policy.

Left MEPs host conference to explore medical uses of cannabis

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On the last day of November the European Parliament United Left Group hosted a conference on the medical uses of cannabis.

Left Group in European Parliament pays tribute to Fidel Castro

“Charismatic Cuban leader inspired millions to socialist ideals.”

 

Ken Loach’s confused explanation for why he voted ‘Remain’

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“It was a complicated debate for all on the left. The European Union is a neoliberal organisation. It promotes privatisation and the subcontracting of public services.

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