The world is an increasingly dangerous place: threats of military intervention and nuclear war, the rise of the far right and reactionary nationalism, increasing racism and xenophobia, accelerating climate change. And there’s the tendency from the right to withdraw behind national boundaries, to exclude the ‘other’, blaming ordinary people, people like us, from other countries, for the social and economic ills we face, instead of putting the blame squarely where it belongs: with thirty years of neo-liberal economic policy and the systematic dismantling of our welfare state and the social values that underpin it.
Transform Issue #3 addresses some of these questions: looking at the US role in the crisis with North Korea; emphasizing the need for European-wide working class cooperation; considering the extent to which Corbynism can counter the rise of the far right; the impact of neoliberal policies on our society, from housing, to disabled people, to mental health; what economic policies Labour needs to pursue to fundamentally challenge neoliberalism; and a review of Yanis Varoufakis’s take on his time in Greece’s besieged government.
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