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The strike that’s driving the resistance in the US


A mass strike over pay and jobs at General Motors has swept across the US— Gabby Thorpe says the dispute could inspire many more workers’ struggles

How far do Labour’s plans for workers go?


The Labour Party has unveiled ‘radical measures’ under a new Ministry of Employment Rights. Tomáš Tengely-Evans casts a critical eye over the plans

Hong Kong - the battle continues for democracy, and much more


The authorities have said they will retreat over the bill that sparked resistance. But having sensed their power demonstrators are now demanding further change, writes Sadie Robinson

HRT: women’s inequality shapes how the menopause is treated


Society’s structures—and sexism—mean women going through the menopause face many problems, including the side effects of HRT used to treat its symptoms, writes Sarah Bates

Muslims suffer at the hands of the Terrorism Act


A report by detainee rights group Cage exposes how the police and spooks use draconian terror laws to target Muslims at Britain’s borders, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Bolsonaro wages war on the Amazon rainforest to boost business interests


The deforestation unleashed by Brazil’s far right president is a big threat to the environment. But, Gabby Thorpe argues, we can’t trust those world leaders who have attacked him either

How the drive to make profit puts limitations on recycling


Most people in Britain recycle—yet staggering amounts of waste go to landfill. That’s because the real problem is how capitalism operates, not individual behaviour, writes Gabby Thorpe

HS2—the high speed rail that’s a slow speed fail


As Boris Johnson plans HS3 in the north, Sarah Bates says the Tories’ high speed rail projects are about one thing only—making money for the bosses

All-out strikers want to take contractors to the cleaners


Catering and cleaning staff at a government department in the capital have walked out and say they won’t go back till they get what they want

Suppressed report reveals the horror of the Nakba


A report—hidden for years, now uncovered—reveals the crimes during the creation of Israel in the words of those who committed them

Fury at firm’s cruel plan to shut special needs school


Outsourcer Elysium’s scheme to close Crossley Manor school in Merseyside shows the danger of running education for profit

Who’s behind the Tory leadership hopefuls?


The least sophisticated electorate available—Tory MPs—has selected Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt to stand to be the next leader of the Tory party and prime minister.

Boris Johnson—most vicious of Tory clowns


The heir apparent of the Tory party has a carefully constructed image as the posho you love to hate. Simon Basketter explains why you should just hate

‘We should strike to save the planet,’ say trade unionists


After the inspiring school student strikes over climate catastrophe, activists in workplaces are fighting to get action off the ground this September. Sadie Robinson spoke to some of them

Equal pay victory in Glasgow shows the power of workers


Over a decade of resistance in Scotland has won equal pay settlements for 14,000 mainly women council workers—and their walkouts were key to the result, writes Sarah Bates

WhatsApp with the Israeli phone hacking scandal?


While the US and Britain wind up a row with China over Huawei, they’re decidedly less

White House is drowning in a climate of denial


Donald Trump is destroying the Earth. It’s another reason to join protests when the climate change denier comes to Britain next month, writes Sarah Bates

The Sats don’t work - they just make things worse


Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said his party will scrap the hated Sats school tests. Sadie Robinson spoke to people about why they should go now

The first guilty verdict in 30 years isn’t the end of the Hillsborough justice fight


Relatives of people who died as a result of the Hillsborough disaster have vowed to keep fighting following a trial ­verdict last week.

Child abuse at the heart of the British establishment


Child abusing senior spy Sir Peter Hayman escaped prosecution in 1978 after his solicitor lobbied the then Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) in person.

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