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French presidential election prime example of party-political opportunism

The French political crisis is still ongoing, although the two candidates and many other commentators will refuse to recognise it as such. To the liberal observers, the Macron presidency was likely seen as an encouraging curtail against the rising interest in far-right populism in the West. But to simply perceive the two opponents as this is wrong

Police suppression targets Sri Lankan protesters

In spite of a nationwide curfew, thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of Sri Lanka to highlight the government’s handling of the growing economic crisis, exacerbated by the rising cost of living amongst the working classes

Swaziland communists call for end to series of kidnappings

Communist Party of Swaziland members have faced a series of kidnappings in recent days, by a regime desperate to suppress the country’s movement for democracy. One instance including the kidnapping of children as young as five and three years old by government soldiers

Neoliberalism to blame for Britain’s weather woes

Given what we already know about the role of capitalism as a major cause of climate change, it is obvious that it is contributing to the environmental destruction currently facing the UK. However, this crisis goes beyond this, and it is important to highlight the role of neoliberal domestic policies over the last forty years that have weakened our position to combat these extreme weather events.

Should schools be reopening despite Covid?

As it stands, schools simply do not have the ability to limit Covid spread. Class sizes are too large – nearing thirty in many schools, teachers are off work due to Covid, and many rooms have poor ventilation