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Donald Trump's bad dream team

In New York’s Trump Tower, a vile presidential transition team is putting together a cabinet and filling over 1,000 senior posts. Tomáš Tengely-Evans gets to know our new overlords

Kamikaze council declares war on Glasgow’s workers

Labour-controlled Glasgow council is pushing through vicious cuts but workers are fighting back. Raymie Kiernan looks at the politics behind the strikes and Labour’s disgraceful record

Rich want a smash and grab raid on our pension schemes

A crisis in one pension fund in the West Midlands has lifted the lid on an industry determined to make workers and pensioners pay for the economic crisis

How do bosses still dare to pay women lower wages?

The resilience of the gender pay gap is nothing to celebrate, Sadie Robinson argues—and the reasons tell us something about how the system uses sexism

Labour won’t win support by clamping down on migrants

As politicians claim Labour needs to clamp down on migrants to win back the ‘white working class’, Dave Sewell argues solidarity with migrants needs to be a priority for the movement

Jim Ratcliffe’s fracking ships set a course for climate catastrophe

One of Scotland’s most notorious bosses says jobs are in ‘safe hands’ with his fracked shale gas from the US

World leaders look on as refugees drown

Dave Sewell looks at a United Nations Refugee Agency report which details the scale of the crisis as world leaders plan a new clampdown on refugees

Exploitation is just the job in a bosses’ recovery of low pay and zero hours

More people may be in work but full-time positions are getting harder to find. Behind the figures, Alistair Farrow finds that bosses are making employment work for them—not us

Referendum in Colombia could end armed struggle

After decades of war, could left wing guerrillas Farc make peace with the state?

Black Lives Matter takes politics back into Carnival

Notting Hill Carnival’s roots lie in fighting racism, but it’s become corporate and heavily policed. Alistair Farrow spoke to Carnival-goers and activists

Who owns Britain? How the rich kept hold of land

The death of a billionaire landowner last week highlighted how much land in Britain remains in very few hands. Tomáš Tengely-Evans investigates

Members or MPs - who's in charge of the Labour Party?

The turmoil inside the Labour Party has uncovered the deep rift between its members and MPs. The cause of the tension lies right at the heart of the party, explains Dave Sewell

Why has the Southern railway gravy train hit the buffers?

Thousands of services cancelled and many more delayed, but it’s green lights all the way for bosses’ perks. Raymie Kiernan sees the hand of the Tories behind moves to driver-only trains

Greedy food giant 2 Sisters swallows up firms at workers’ expense

Boparan Holdings Ltd, 2 Sisters’ parent company, has quietly become Britain’s largest food and drink manufacturer by attacking workers’ pay and conditions.

Britain’s brutal Egyptian ally rounds up and jails socialists

Under the dictatorship of Abdel Fattah el-Sisi socialists and the left are bearing the brunt of the crackdown on protest—mobilising international solidarity is crucial, writes Charlie Kimber

Do we have to make warships to save jobs?

As hundreds of jobs building navy frigates in Glasgow could go, and union leaders argue for renewing Trident nukes, what's the alternative to making weapons of war?

What is education for? How the market fails our children

Schools are increasingly focused on exams and targets. Adam Unwin, co-author of a new book on education, told Sadie Robinson competition lets children and teachers down

Solidarity and joint action can help junior doctors win their strike

Junior doctors and their supporters talk to Tomáš Tengely-Evans about how joint action with teachers and solidarity from trade unionists and supporters can create a crisis for the Tories

Class has to be at the centre of the poverty debate in Scotland

Gerry Mooney, editor of Poverty in Scotland 2016, talked to Raymie Kiernan about why poverty isn’t the fault of individuals but is the result of a class system

Rotherham’s corrupt cops wouldn’t tackle child abuse

Jayne Senior spoke to Sadie Robinson about her new book which exposes how the authories in Rotherheam held back the truth of an abuse scandal

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