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The Tories have spent the past month telling us, “Stay at home, protect the NHS, save lives.” They may as well adopt a new mantra now—“Get back to work, protect the economy, save the bosses.”
The Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) is celebrating a victory against Tory attempts to clamp down on boycotts of Israel, after a court ruling on Tuesday.
National strikes in Royal Mail could be back on the cards
Huge numbers of people are being driven to food banks as the coronavirus crisis deepens
Royal Mail bosses have backed off from a major attack on jobs and working conditions
A millionaire fast food boss sacked all his workers at a site in Great Yarmouth just as the lockdown began
On 7 May the government will have to decide its next phase of lockdown plans
Climate catastrophe activists blocked HS2 construction on Monday morning as part of their rebellion against the hugely damaging high speed railway.
Vital public services are threatened as the Tory government fails to cough up the cash for local government.
Tory plans to get parents back to work are unsafe—and totally dishonest
Airline bosses are making mass job cuts and forcing through pay cuts.
Nicola Sturgeon and the Scottish National Party Scottish government are coming under increased attention
The CWU union has expressed its anger and dismay at telecommunications firm Openreach’s decision to announce unagreed changes to its approach to annual leave.
Errol Graham, who died of starvation when his benefits were cut off, had become so mentally distressed that his family believe he pulled out two of his own teeth with pliers.
Are the cops preparing the ground for repression? They already have extra powers under new laws, such as to fine those deemed to be breaching the rules.
Hospitality workers in Greece stopped work and protested on Tuesday demanding bosses protect their lives—and their jobs—from the coronavirus outbreak.
Covid-19 has laid bare the US’s massive housing crisis—but it’s also highlighted inspiring grassroots campaigns
Protests have exploded back onto the streets of Lebanon, as people battled cops and soldiers and set fire to banks over poverty and hardship.
French teachers could walk out
The Coronavirus pandemic represents a crisis that is simultaneously biological, economic, and political
In a crisis that puts workers’ lives at great risk, union leaders must step up the fight. Tomáš Tengely-Evans explains why most have failed to do so
Despite Tory promises to house homeless people, the most vulnerable are left struggling with a situation that’s only getting worse
As we mark 75 years since Victory in Europe Day, Donny Gluckstein looks at the class forces behind the frontline that helped to shape the post-war world
Moffie, a new film released to Curzon Home Cinema, is about two soldiers in apartheid South Africa struggling with their sexuality
Psychedelia is back with a 21st century twist in this animated chat show
People at the top like to claim we’re “all in it together”—that we must make sacrifices to get through the coronavirus crisis. But the only people making sacrifices are those at the bottom
Pete Gillard, who died recently, was a longtime Socialist Workers Party (SWP) member, Unite union activist and NHS campaigner.
Our friend and comrade Stevie Darlington died last month after a long period of ill-health. Throughout his working life, Stevie was a principled trade unionist, a socialist and committed anti-racist.
In Oxfordshire we wanted to make sure that last week’s Workers’ Memorial Day action to remember health and care staff was more than a silent protest.
‘Wonderful news. Many congratulations to Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds’
Many parents across England have been unable to access vouchers or meals to support children while schools are closed due to the crisis.
Coronavirus is ripping through prisons, as cruel conditions put tens of thousands of people at risk.