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Several groups of workers have taken the issue of coronavirus safety into their own hands.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak unleashed a splurge of borrowing. But even the official forecasts say it won't kick start the economy, and it won't reverse the effects of cuts.
Tens of thousands of university workers are nearing the end of a wave of inspiring walkouts that have challenged the status quo in universities.
Andy Warhol at the Tate Modern is the biggest exhibition of the US artist’s work for over two decades and has most of his famous works.
Strikes and protests have won concessions from bosses and the state
The UCU union has delayed a planned reballot of workers for strikes due to the coronavirus crisis.
Detainee rights organisations have said the Tories should “immediately release all immigration detainees”.
A Muslim woman who was forced to remove her hijab under terror laws at London Heathrow Airport has won a “substantial damage payment” from the police.
Bosses want to cash in from the coronavirus crisis. Billionaire Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic demanded “emergency credit facilities to a value of £5 billion to £7.5 billion”.
Boris Johnson signalled a shift in the Tories’ approach to coronavirus on Monday. It follows growing anger at the government response. But the Tories are still putting ordinary people at risk.
around 4,000 workers in Tower Hamlets, east London, are set to strike on Tuesday of next week.
Around 500 workers at the St Mungo’s homelessness charity began a three-day strike on Monday over attempts to push through worse terms and conditions.
School climate strikers walked out on Friday last week in Sheffield.
When there is a social and economic crisis, socialists call for mass collective action. We say take to the streets, gather in meetings and hold rallies.
A wave of strikes has hit Italy, and further walkouts may be coming
It is now almost certain that Joe Biden will be the Democratic party nominee for president.
Yellow Vests took to the streets of Paris last Saturday, but their numbers were much lower than anticipated.
The Development of vaccines is conditional on what big business wants, not the needs of people
We’ve already learned two important things in the Covid-19 crisis. The first is that the future is here.
Some 20,000 refugees are trapped in the tiny Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesvos. Nick Clark spoke to some of those in the camp about the reality of life there—and to anti-racist activists about how they have organised solidarity. Photographs by Guy Smallman
Coronavirus, climate catastrophe and nuclear war make us feel existential dread about the future of the world. But there is an emergency brake says Simon Basketter
The Perfect Candidate is a political fable with a kick. It tells the story of Maryam (Mila Al-Zahrani), a doctor living in Saudi Arabia who finds herself accidentally running for the local council.
There are no “market?based solutions” to saving hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people’s lives from coronavirus. We have to suspend capitalism.
Chelsea Manning, released from prison last week, is a hero.