Iraq: 20 years on

Peter Stoddart reflects on the legacy of the Iraq War protests and draws parallels with the current imperialist war in Ukraine

Bolsonaro loses out to Lula in Brazilian Premiership race 

Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, commonly known as Lula, beat far-right incumbent Jair Bolsonaro on Sunday. Bolsonaro, who has wrought havoc on the country since he came to power in 2019, is the first President of Brazil to lose an election while incumbent in over 3 decades.

Rishi Sunak to be appointed new Prime Minister

Following the announcement late Sunday night that former Prime Minister Boris Johnson would not be standing in the Tory Leadership election, it looked like it would be a straight run-off between former Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, and leader of the House of Commons, Penny Mordaunt. However, after failing to meet the required 100 votes from Tory MPs, Mordaunt dropped out of the race, leaving “Dishy Rishi” to be coronated as the third Tory Prime Minister in two months with no need for a contest. 

CPC National Congress opens

The 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China comes together this week, with delegates representing nearly 100 million members. The first day of the Congress was opened by President Xi Jinping, who yesterday told the Congress that the “central task of the CPC will be … building China into a great modern socialist country”.

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.