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Alliance for Green Socialism

The AGS believes that global warming and other threats to our environment could destroy our society. We know that capitalism is deeply unjust and leads to the gross inequality we see today. We understand that these two problems are interconnected aspects of the same thing. We will never solve the environmental problem under capitalism, which is based on the ludicrous idea of endless growth. By definition, capitalists will always put profit before workers and the ecosystem on which we all depend. The AGS campaigns locally, nationally and internationally for a radical transformation of society. We work on the streets and we fight elections. Join us.


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Stagflation Nation

Malcolm Christie and Mike Davies warn the UK’s ‘price-wage spiral’ is now spiralling out of control and creating a severe cost-of-living crisis IN the UK the cost of living is now increasing much faster than the net incomes of all the population except the super-rich. How has this has come about and what are the prospects for theContinue reading “Stagflation Nation”

Greenwashing gas and nuclear

Toby Abse unpicks the European Union’s shocking new ‘taxonomy’ of fuels that ignores science and undermines the bloc’s own climate rhetoric LAST year’s climate change summit Cop26 left us with the impression that, although India, China and Russia were still trying to minimise the urgency of global heating, the EU was at least nominally committed toContinue reading “Greenwashing gas and nuclear”

Digital Army

He didn’t look a lot like Che Guevara but he drove a diesel van from Warsaw to Lviv to pick up guns. Now it was a question of getting them out of quiet seclusion.

Hybrid borders

Hugh Barnes casts an eye over the diversionary tactics of right-wingers trying to weaponise immigration ON 24th November, a rubber dinghy capsized off Calais and at least 27 people drowned. It was a human tragedy but also a political wake-up call. Crossing the English Channel in a small boat is the most dangerous way toContinue reading “Hybrid borders”

A climate of exclusion

Kat Jordan surveys the gender imbalance at Cop26 in Glasgow and suggests you won’t save the planet with half the planet outside the room THE Cop26 climate change summit in November will set the narrative for our collective response to a global emergency. Inevitably it will be a male-dominated narrative because of the gender imbalance aroundContinue reading “A climate of exclusion”

Rosa Luxemburg in London

Dana Mills reflects on a Polish-German Marxist’s complicated relationship with revolutionaries in Britain from Lenin to Sylvia Pankhurst IN the spring of 1907, having just been released from a Berlin prison, Rosa Luxemburg arrived in London to attend a congress of the exiled Russian Social-Democratic Labour Party – and to debate revolutionary strategy with variousContinue reading “Rosa Luxemburg in London”

Nenets nightmare

Ada Wordsworth looks at what the climate crisis means for Russia’s reindeer herders THE indigenous Nenets people are nomads living in the icy tundra of Russia’s far north. For a thousand years Nenets reindeer herders have migrated to summer pastures on the Yamal Peninsula above the Arctic Circle, returning south in winter. This 800-mile journeyContinue reading “Nenets nightmare”

The Socialist Suffragette

Rachel Holmes celebrates the life of Sylvia Pankhurst IN 1896, when she was thirteen, Sylvia Pankhurst was taken by her father to the Mosley Hotel in her home town of Manchester to meet Eleanor Marx, the foremother of socialist-feminism and Karl’s youngest daughter, at an event held in honour of William Liebknecht, leader of theContinue reading “The Socialist Suffragette”

A new cold war in China

Hugh Barnes considers the plight of the Uyghur Muslims of Xinjiang THE rise of China as an economic, political and military superpower is a fact of history. Within the next five years, the Chinese economy will overtake its American counterpart to become the largest in the world. Until a few years ago its rapid growth andContinue reading “A new cold war in China”

Bloody Sunday

Photo: Michael Barnes (seated, left) and family at his mother’s funeral in Dublin in 1988 Today is the centenary of Bloody Sunday, when the British army killed or fatally wounded 14 civilians during a Gaelic football match at Croke Park, Dublin. Here the former Labour MP Michael Barnes describes his parents’ walk-on (or drive-by) roleContinue reading “Bloody Sunday”

The Power of Protest

Fighting racism and police brutality in lockdown from Minneapolis to Hong Kong By Hugh Barnes The history of protest is as old as the history of anything. People have always protested against oppression because it has always existed. Unless you have a vote, and sometimes even if you do, demonstrating in public is the bestContinue reading “The Power of Protest”