Starmer’s promise to the ruling elite is that he can impose austerity measures by working with the trade unions to control and suppress rising opposition in the working class.
Prison authorities called off the execution of Alan Eugene Miller after it became clear that they would not be able to carry out the state killing before the death warrant expired at midnight.
The collapse in sterling will have devastating consequences. The cost of imports increases, raising the prices paid by workers at the pump, in supermarkets and on energy bills. The already high rate of inflation (12.3 percent) will be driven up further.
A unified offensive by educators must be linked to the strikes that have erupted in rail, docks, among postal workers, at BT and by Amazon workers facing the same battle against a ruthless government agenda of mass impoverishment.
This is the report delivered by Nick Beams to the 2022 International May Day Online Rally held on May 1. Beams is a longstanding leader of the International Committee of the Fourth International and an expert on Marxist economics.
Her carefully cultivated public persona has allowed Elizabeth II to be deployed at times of heightened national crisis as an illusory but politically necessary embodiment of stability and permanence.
The scale of the horror and the depth of the public reaction suggest that something of a “tipping point” has been reached.
In the wealthiest country in the world, store shelves are empty and millions of families are now facing a desperate struggle to find essential nutrition products for their babies and toddlers.