Turkey after the attempted coup

An interview with Ron Margulies (DSIP, Turkey) for the magazine of the IS Tendency’s fraternal organisation in Germany. by Tilman von Berlepsch After the attempted coup d’état of the Turkish military, Erdoğan has declared a state of emergency. What powers does he have and how does he use them? Most crucially, the state of emergency gives the government the power to rule by decree. This means that the government can issue decrees, without consulting parliament, and... Read More

We don’t want Trump—but neither do the bosses (Alex Callinicos)

First Brexit and now Trump. There’s a pattern here that we must try to understand. Of course it’s disgusting that a racist, sexist property developer has won the presidency of the United States. But something bigger is happening. Britain and the US were the two advanced capitalist societies that pioneered neoliberalism. This followed the election victories of Margaret Thatcher is British prime minister in 1979 and Ronald Reagan as US president in 1980. Now we are seeing in... Read More