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Blood scandal that ruined lives covered up


A Tory government knowingly put ordinary people’s health at risk and caused the unnecessary deaths of thousands of people. They then poured time, effort and money into trying to cover up their actions.  

Trump is escalating an ideological war


It’s always been a mistake to underestimate Donald Trump. This is especially true now, when he’s fighting ferociously to stay in the White House. Not underestimating him means taking him seriously as a political operator, but also as an ideologist.

Attacks on women’s rights after death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg should be resisted on the streets


The debate over who will replace United States Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader-Ginsburg after her death on Friday has already begun

Stop the jobs massacre when furlough ends


People are being thrown out of work at the sharpest rate since the recession in 2009

It’s one rule for us and another for the rich


The government’s whole approach is sunk in hypocrisy

International law is made for capitalism


International law helps to regulate the relations between capitalist states. It plays an increasingly important role in providing a framework for the activities of transnational corporation

OnlyFans—another way to profit from our bodies


Women posting explicit pictures are not being ‘liberated’—they are being pushed to provide whatever will sell the best, writes Sarah Bates

Bosses’ press isn’t free


When Extinction Rebellion (XR) blockaded the entrances of two printing plants last week, it might not have anticipated the vitriolic response. 

Tories—not young people—risk our lives


The Tories are casting about for someone to blame for rising coronavirus cases. Their current favourite scapegoat is young people.  

Brexit bluster can’t hide Tories’ EU troubles


A year ago Brexit dominated the headlines to the point of utter tedium. Now, of course, it’s the Covid-19 pandemic, which is too deadly to tolerate boredom. But Brexit is mounting a comeback, with a vengeance.

Donald Trump’s shooter comments show how racism comes from the top


President Donald Trump’s response to the murder of two anti-racist protesters was to support the killer.

This is a crisis of capitalism, not virus lockdowns


As millions of people fear for their jobs, bankers and bosses celebrated a bonanza on the stock market.

Energy rows in the Mediterranean reflect deepening imperialist rivalries


There is a scramble going on to grab the gas reserves in the north eastern Mediterranean. Competition over energy is interwoven with the growing struggle for dominance in a Middle East thrown into chaos

Why the Labour left is weak


Even some of the Labour right are starting to get fed up with their party leader Keir Starmer.

Challenge the system to fight for black lives


The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement forced institutional racism onto the political agenda and shook the establishment.

Exams U-turn shows that action can beat the Tories


Students have taught all of us a lesson in class war. Protest gets results.

Workplace outbreaks underline continued risk posed by Covid-19


The government has not conquered coronavirus, and its failed policies are increasing the risk of a deadly second wave.

Betrayal of Palestine will aid Israel and US


For decades Arab rulers’ betrayals have allowed Israel to grab more Palestinian land under the guise of a “peace process”.

End an unfair exam system


Class, not ability, determines what grades you get in school— and the exams fiasco in Scotland made that explicit.  

A jobs massacre has begun—time to fight


Britain is in the middle of a horrific jobs slaughter—some 730,000 jobs have already gone since March. 

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