Former KGB spook Vladimir Putin has ruled Russia through force and fraud for the last 18 years. He will firm up his rule for another six years after the Russian presidential elections on Sunday.
Almost nine months on from the devastating Grenfell fire, Alistair Farrow looks at what activists are fighting for, and the challenges that they face
Fracking companies are going on the offensive and taking the National Trust to court. We need a national fight to beat them back, writes Sarah Bates
The Syrian regime’s horrific bombing in Ghouta is the legacy of a defeated revolution and a struggle for power over the Middle East
Right wingers are using revelations about Oxfam in Haiti for their own ends.
Councils have blocked frackers’ plans and investors are losing interest. With resistance from environmental campaigners, Sarah Bates asks if this could this be a turning point in the fight
Right wingers have seized on figures for agricultural wages and immigration to say that migrants lead to lower wages. Alistair Farrow looks at the reality
More than 11,000 people could be suffering mental health problems as a result of the Grenfell Tower fire. But the Tories aren’t giving services the funding they need
The latest equalities figures show that black workers in the NHS aren’t reaching the highest pay rates—and are more likely to be disciplined, explains Tomáš Tengely-Evans
With the inquiry into the causes of the Grenfell Tower beginning this week, Alistair Farrow looks at how the evacuated residents are still searching for justice—and new homes to live in
Britain has backed Saudi Arabia since the kingdom’s birth because it wanted to maintain its influence in the Middle East. But its rulers are running into difficulties, writes Nick Clark
Plans for a regeneration project by a Labour-run council has split the local party—and campaigning has pushed back the right, says Alistair Farrow
Chancellor Philip Hammond will likely claim that he’s scrapped the 1 percent public sector pay cap when he delivers his budget this week.
United Nations talks this month are the latest chapter in our rulers’ failure to deal with climate change. But there are still solutions, argues Dave Sewell
A report on fixed odds betting terminals is completely toothless in the face of big bookies—and refuses to admit that poverty causes problem gambling, argues Sarah Bates
Fifty years ago the 1967 Abortion Act marked a major breakthrough for working class women. Sarah Bates looks at what life was like before the Act—and why abortion rights are so crucial
As 110,000 postal workers prepare for a national strike for 48 hours from 19 October, Nick Clark rifles through the bosses’ mail to expose the excuses for worsening conditions
Millions of people are scraping by in badly paid jobs and are being forced to take out loans. Ten years after the ‘credit crunch’, Sarah Bates looks at what’s behind the debt explosion
A new report says senior officials at Rotherham council knew of problems with child sexual exploitation—but none should be charged over failures.
After sixteen years of occupation the US is preparing to send thousands more troops to Afghanistan. Nick Clark argues it could be the graveyard of empire