Fifty years ago the 1967 Abortion Act marked a major breakthrough for working class women. Sarah Bates looks at what life was like before the Act—and why abortion rights are so crucial
As 110,000 postal workers prepare for a national strike for 48 hours from 19 October, Nick Clark rifles through the bosses’ mail to expose the excuses for worsening conditions
Millions of people are scraping by in badly paid jobs and are being forced to take out loans. Ten years after the ‘credit crunch’, Sarah Bates looks at what’s behind the debt explosion
A new report says senior officials at Rotherham council knew of problems with child sexual exploitation—but none should be charged over failures.
After sixteen years of occupation the US is preparing to send thousands more troops to Afghanistan. Nick Clark argues it could be the graveyard of empire
The rumblings of a brewing storm in Royal Mail have grown louder over the past few months—and could soon burst into a huge national strike.
With leaked emails, a trial by jury and an accident report, evidence against the Tories’ push for ‘driver-only operation’ is mounting, writes Raymie Kiernan
Prison riots that broke out last week put the spotlight on the overcrowded jail conditions in England and Wales under Tory rule. Simon Basketter investigates
With a possible inquiry on the way, contaminated blood scandal victims spoke to Sadie Robinson
After thousands join a march with anti-Muslim speeches, Raymie Kiernan looks at who is behind it, what they are doing—and how to stop them
Gaza is a city ready to burst. Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are suffering after Israel drastically cut their power supply last week.
An Islamophobic scheme to accuse Muslims of taking over Birmingham schools was further exposed as a lie last week. Sadie Robinson says the scandal is how Muslims were demonised
Tory home secretary Amber Rudd has promised an “uplift” for the Islamophobic Prevent strategy.
Theresa May tried to pitch her manifesto as progressive with false promises on the NHS and schools. Nick Clark unpicks the attacks that they’re planning
Government welfare ‘reforms’ are having deadly consequences for disabled people. Eleanor Claxton-Mayer investigates the devastation of the cuts
Millions are worse off after the Tories’ latest ‘slap in the face’ to the people who keep our public services going. Activists told Alistair Farrow it’s time to strike against the pay cap
Housing associations wants to raise rents by nearly 40 percent for some east London tenants. Alistair Farrow argues that the way to defend homes and win the fight is to get political
The crisis in housing is growing with working class people threatened with rent hikes or even eviction. But it was the Tories and New Labour who created this crisis
As the Trade Union Act comes into force, Sadie Robinson looks at the barriers that aim to stop workers striking—and why the Tories want them
The Department for Education is splurging on land for privatised free schools while neglected state schools fall into disrepair, Sadie Robinson reports