In the midst of a global pandemic it is easy to forget about other health hazards. But asbestos is still the number one occupational killer in Britain with over 5,000 deaths per year.
I was angry to see the Spanish state relax its coronavirus lockdown last week and workers in manufacturing and construction being told to return to work.
A new scandal over Do Not Attempt Resuscitation (DNAR) orders has revived previously unthinkable eugenic notions about the “survival of the fittest”.
As a teacher, socialist and trade unionist I met the cancellation of Sats, GCSEs and A Levels with mixed feelings. I have genuine sympathy for children who have been preparing long and hard for their tests and exams.
I’ve helped to set up a mutual aid group in Mile End, east London. We’ve distributed leaflets telling people how to access help at food banks, mosques, churches and charities.
Chelsea Manning, released from prison last week, is a hero.
I was disappointed to learn this week that a crowdfunder set up by actor Michael Sheen for the Storm Dennis flood victims in Wales won’t go directly to the victims.
At York university we are trying to get campus campaigns to work together through the Students Support the Strike group.
The Tory society at the University of Bristol recently organised a meeting entitled, A Unique Military Alliance—Israel and the UK.
The development of railways is needed to take cars and much lorry traffic off heavily-polluting, CO2-creating, dangerous roads.