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Anti-semitic smears: Corbyn hits back at last

  At last! Jeremy Corbyn has finally gone on the offensive after suffering weeks of false accusations of antisemitism leveled at him over his support for Palestinian rights. On Monday night Corbyn slammed Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who had attacked him for appearing at the grave of a Palestinian fighter. Netanyahu said Corbyn deserved … Continue reading

Too Much Victory? The Hungarian Election Results

John Morgan reports on the Hungarian election win for Fidesz Defying predictions that a more energized opposition would reduce the parliamentary majority of Viktor Orbán’s party, Fidesz, in Sunday’s national election, their result is projected to be identical to what it was in 2014, with over 98% of the votes counted as of this writing: … Continue reading

French strikers show the way

French trade union leader Jean-Claude Mailly has warned that ongoing conflict between the French government and the unions may turn into a national confrontation over President Emmanuel Macron’s economic programme. Unions are holding two-day strikes every week for three months over the government’s European Union dictated marketisation and compulsory tendering policies for the SNCF state railway company. … Continue reading

US attack on Syrian forces marks a dangerous escalation

The Tomahawk missile attack on Syria’s Shayrat air base represents a dangerous escalation and calls into doubt how far things have changed with US foreign policy under President Trump argues Pat Harrington When President Trump was campaigning for the Presidency one of his most attractive features was that he didn’t go along with the demonisation … Continue reading

EU leaders reluctantly sign up for self-paced integration

“Any speed, one direction. Britain in the rear view mirror, French elections and Turkish hostility looming on the horizon ahead.” That’s how Pat Harrington, Director of the Third Way thinktank, described the meeting of European Union leaders who descended on Rome to reaffirm their vows to the project that began there 60 years ago. In … Continue reading

Trump promises peace and stability

US President-elect Doanal Trump promised a “new era of peace” on Thursday night — claimed he would to end the US’s regime-change policies of the past. Addressing a rally in Cincinnati, Ohio, at the start of a “USA Thank You Tour 2016” for his supporters in the Midwestern swing states that secured his win last … Continue reading

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