Britain: The Politics Behind Jeremy Corbyn’s Grassroots Popularity

September 29, 2015 Dan Read

While at home in the economic sphere his policies are more social-democratic than revolutionary, Jeremy Corbyn, the new leader of Britain's Labour Party, stands for a multitude of progressive positions, from Palestinian self-determination, nuclear disarmament and trade union rights to a curtailment of the arms trade.

Left Turns in Britain: Jeremy Corbyn and the Battle Over the Labour Party

August 13, 2015 Daniel Read

The ongoing political battle for leadership of the UK's Labour party is highlighting some important tensions, not just within the left, but the political climate across the nation. With Members of Parliament in revolt over fresh welfare cuts and the unashamed leftist Jeremy Corbyn now set to win the leadership of the Labour party, we are without a doubt headed for dramatic times in British politics.

Who’s to Blame for the Crisis in Greece?

August 4, 2015 Immanuel Wallerstein

What is being debated is whether it is a plus or minus to remain in the Eurozone. And obviously this is a matter of short-term tactics. The Eurozone as presently constructed is a pressure to further neoliberal policies. But withdrawing from it involves serious short-term negative impact on the lives of Greeks.

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