Dated: 23 Jun 2020
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Workers are being pushed to make big sacrifices during the lockdown—but things could get much worse as unemployment bites. Tomáš Tengely-Evans spoke to some of those affected, and argues that the crisis shows why we need a different system
Nearly two thirds of families who receive Universal Credit have been pushed into borrowing money to survive
Environmental destruction lies behind health crises—and sweeping changes will be needed to avoid further pandemics, argued conservation and health leaders
Thousands of people “took the knee” at Black Lives Matter protests in towns and cities across Britain on Wednesday.
The coronavirus crisis has underlined the utter failure of a privatised transport system. But the Tories are still shovelling billions to profit-hungry firms rather than renationalising the system.
In a humiliating reversal of policy, the government announced on Thursday that it is abandoning the contact-tracing app which it had said was vital to an effective “test and trace” system
Three years on from the Grenfell Tower catastrophe, people are still living in hundreds of buildings that haven’t been stripped of dangerous cladding.
Although different groups are affected differently by racism this must not divide the struggle against it says Yuri Prasad
Some of the biggest mobilisations took place outside London
A report into the Labour Party’s 2019 general election defeat says the party has a “mountain to climb” to beat the Tories. But it reinforces both left and right wing explanations for the defeat—meaning it will be used to justify the party’s shift to the right.
High in the barren mountains of Ladakh, just downwind from the Himalayas, a seemingly bizarre series of fights took place last week.
Student activists have vowed to keep fighting until the front of Oriel College, Oxford, no longer features a statue of imperialist Cecil Rhodes
A new report has provided further proof of how racism is behind the disproportionate deaths of black and Asian people from coronavirus
The Tories pushed ahead with lifting the lockdown just as the official British death toll rose to over 42,000 and other countries showed signs of another spike.
Important disputes are on at Heathrow Airport Limited, Menzies, and Heathrow Express
Consultation with Unison union members on a 2.75 percent pay offer to local government workers in England and Wales is underway.
Environmental campaigners began a “Rebel Trail” from Birmingham last weekend along the route of the planned HS2 high-speed railway.
The Unison union says it has seen a surge in membership with more than 90,000 people signing up this year.
Hardly noticed by most of the media, a new official report has revealed some of the deep inequalities in British society.
In 1921 racists wanted to put black people down, and break workers' unity
Protests are continuing to rage across the US over the racist murder of George Floyd by police officer Derek Chauvin a month ago.
Coronavirus is set to reach a horrifying new milestone this week—10 million cases and a death toll of 500,000.
Big, militant anti-racist marches took place in several cities across France last Saturday.
Du Bois was one of the most prolific and popular sociologists, academics and civil rights activists of the first half of the 20th century
As Britain’s rulers try to defend their colonial past, Sarah Bates looks at how resistance, imperialist rivalries and decline ended the biggest empire in the world
Da 5 Bloods follows a group of disillusioned black veterans as they return to Vietnam—and confront decades of racism and rage
The Luminaries is a fast paced story of murder, betrayal, revenge—and hunting for gold
Right wingers are trying to create a backlash against the fantastic Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement.
The Tories are using the appalling stabbing of three people in Reading to push racism and repression.
Inspired by events in Bristol, Edinburgh Stand Up To Racism has been holding protests at the Henry Dundas statue at St Andrew Square.
A major outbreak of coronavirus has been confirmed at a food processing plant where workers had walked out unofficially over safety fears.
Lockdown has imprisoned seafarers on ships for months—and they are desperate to leave.