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Disastrous Tory policy endangers shielders

Disastrous Tory policy endangers shielders Government ministers have ‘paused’ a vital measure to protect the most vulnerable—without any evidence

Tories’ dodgy tests will only spell more misery

Tories’ dodgy tests will only spell more misery The government is suggesting a second Covid-19 wave is about to hit Britain—but they aren’t doing nearly enough to prepare properly for a new onslaught.

Stokely Carmichael —‘What we gonna start saying is Black Power’

Stokely Carmichael —‘What we gonna start saying is Black Power’  He said, “This is the twenty-seventh time I have been arrested. I ain’t going to jail no more. What we gonna start saying now is ‘Black Power’.”

Testing flops and firms profit from the virus

Testing flops and firms profit from the virus The latest test and trace figures for England, released on Thursday, are another record of disaster.

Black coronavirus rates result of social and economic factors, not biology

Black coronavirus rates result of social and economic factors, not biology Early in Britain’s Covid-19 crisis, when figures revealed that black people were dying at a disproportional rate, right wingers rushed to explain this as a biological trait. It was proof, they said, of inherent racial differences.

Horrific Beirut explosion fuels anger against Lebanon’s corrupt elite

The total devastation of Beiruts port area after the blast 5 August 2020 An enormous explosion in Beirut will cause more misery for ordinary people—and could spur further rage at the government.

Downgrades of Scottish exam results shows class bias

Scottish teachers' judgements about pupils' exam grades have been overruled, and there's a strong element of class inequality built into the process.

Protest over theft of TV licences from over-75s

A 40-strong protest took place last week at 10 Downing Street, called by the National Pensioners Convention, over the Tories' betrayal on free TV licences for over-75s.

Outsourced workers at Homerton hospital celebrate sick pay victory

Outsourced workers at Homerton University Hospital in east London have won sick pay after a long-running campaign.

​​​​​​​Tax office cleaners launch walkouts to win living wage

Cleaners at HMRC tax offices in Liverpool and Bootle began a four week strike on Monday—part of a long-running battle for a living wage.

Warnings at company at heart of Covid-19 spike

A logistics firm at the centre of a spike of coronavirus was slammed for poor health and safety at the beginning of the crisis.

New strikes called in crucial Tower Hamlets battle

Unison union memberas are set to strike on Thursday 13, Friday 14 and Monday 17 August against attacks from the Labour council

Step up universities fight after rotten deal rejected

Workers in the UCU union across the higher education sector have voted to reject the employers’ offer to end the “four fights” dispute.

Letters—Museum is wrong, we won’t walk in under slaver’s boot

The Fight continues to remove the statue of Robert Geffrye at the Museum of the Home, in Hackney, east London.

Reports expose racism in police and schools

Cops are more likely to use force against black people, and schools are more likely to exclude them

Governments’ failures mean coronavirus accelerates across the world

The World Health Organisation recorded the highest daily number of new cases globally on Saturday. 

Local lockdowns are a racist bid to shift second wave blame

The Tories are trying to blame ordinary people and scapegoat Muslims for their failures to stop the spread of coronavirus.

New figures show ‘rape has been effectively decriminalised’, say campaigners

Rape convictions in England and Wales fell to a record low last year.  The number of prosecutions and convictions has been slashed by half in just three years.

Tory government responsible for highest Covid-19 death toll in Europe

England has had “the longest continuous period of excess mortality” and “the highest levels of excess mortality” in Europe.

Health workers take to the streets to demand pay rise

Health workers’ fury burst onto the streets of London on Wednesday as over 1,500 marched on Downing Street.

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