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Paul Mason is a New Statesman contributing writer, author and film-maker. As economics editor at Newsnight, then Channel 4 News, he covered the global financial crisis, the Arab Spring, the Occupy movement and the Gaza war. His latest book is Clear Bright Future: A radical defence of the human being.
Vladimir Putin draws strength from the knowledge that the US and its allies will not offer serious military resistance to his territorial ambitions.
The small, insurgent parties springing up across the UK herald a new age in which voters are galvanised by cultural issues, not political philosophies.
There is a huge amount of anger at the way rogue corporations and financiers are disfiguring everyday life, and Keir Starmer must address it.
The party is struggling against the Conservatives because it has no clear narrative, vision or coherent policy offer.
The Prime Minister is further undermining the global order that prevents major powers from going to war.
Radical reform is inevitable as two factions of the electorate are now lined up behind two factions of the monarchy.
Keir Starmer should reject Sunak’s spending cuts, accept his progressive tax rises and promise dramatic investment.
The economic misery imposed on Texans demonstrates how neoliberalism has created a rigged market and a client state.
The US president’s promise of a $1.9trn stimulus shows the ambition that Keir Starmer needs.
The government’s targeting of groups such as Black Lives Matter and Extinction Rebellion is a gift to the far right.