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Tory anti-terror plans: a recipe for repression and alienation

In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Westminster, Manchester, and London Bridge, May has launched a new set of plans to give more powers to the security services. The Tories' anti-terror measures, however, will do little to hinder extremism and do everything to exacerbate the feeling of alienation and repression in Muslim communities that feeds jihadi radicalisation.

Theresa May and the magic money tree

When questioned during the election campaign by a nurse who hadn’t received a pay rise in eight years as to why this was the case, Theresa May responded with the almost insulting retort of “there is no magic money tree”. Andrew Macknight of the Newcastle Marxists looks at the hypocrisy of the Tories and their rich friends when they tell us that there's no money.

Scotland: where next after the election?

It is clear from the recent election results that the SNP’s honeymoon period is over. The inspiring Corbyn movement has put pressure on the SNP leadership to prove their left-wing credentials. The question of independence, meanwhile, has been complicated by the possibility of an anti-austerity Labour government. What lies ahead for Scotland?

How Labour's regional results defied all expectations

Only a couple of months ago, the Tories and their media chums were predicting that they would win a landslide in the snap election, eating into Labour's strongholds in Yorkshire, Wales, and elsewhere. We provide here a series of reports analysing the regional results, and how Corbyn's Labour was able to defy all expectations.

Grenfell anger spills out onto the streets

The criminal disaster of the Grenfell Tower fire has brought to the surface all the horror, injustice, and inequality of Tory Britain. All the anger and discontent within working class communities has now exploded into plain view, with a series of militant protests taking place in the last week. We publish here reports from these demonstrations.

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