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Terror and trauma—victims tell the terrible truth about the Tories’ ‘hostile environment’ policy

As the Tories push through another deportation flight to Jamaica, Tomáš Tengely-Evans spoke to three families battling for justice. Their stories give a snapshot of the daily terror inflicted by Britain’s racist immigration system and the hostile environment

Why the Labour left loses

Keir Starmer is waging a war on the left in Labour. Nick Clark explains how the party’s structures and methods mean the left is always at the mercy of the right

The drug lords’ pandemic profit

How did public funds meant to help us find a vaccine for coronavirus end up in the pockets of some of the richest corporations on the planet? And, why will billions of people still be without hope even when a vaccine emerges?

Mary Wollstonecraft—fighting for women to be free

The erection of a statue of Mary Wollstonecraft in north London has sparked controversy, Sarah Bates goes beyond the headlines to explore her life and legacy

Battered and betrayed but still fighting back - Grenfell activists speak out

As the inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire continues, many of those struggling as a result of the fire are being sidelined.

Activists speak out—the left’s hope lies outside Labour

Keir Starmer’s suspension of Jeremy Corbyn and the war on the left has sparked arguments about whether the Labour Party is really a vehicle for change. Here members—and some of those who have left in response to the attacks—tell Nick Clark how the witch hunt has changed the party

The Alabama miners strike of 1920—striking a blow at racism

One hundred years ago miners went on strike in Alabama, in the US Deep South. Tomáš Tengely-Evans spoke to historian Brian Kelly about how their action helped to challenge the hold of racial segregation

Spy cops inquiry will not give their victims justice

As the Undercover Policing Inquiry hearings begin, Simon Basketter says this latest chapter will not tell us the whole truth

It’s time to leave Labour

Keir Starmer’s assault on the left shows that Labour is a trap for socialists. It’s time to leave and fight for real change argues Charlie Kimber, editor of Socialist Worker

Young workers speak out—‘The Tories don’t care about us’

The economic impact of the pandemic has devastated millions of workers’ lives across Britain.

Rosa Parks—A radical civil rights activist who fought tirelessly

In a testimonial to other activists, Rosa Parks wrote, “freedom fighters never retire”. And for her, this proved to be true.

US election—an American horror story

As people brace themselves for the latest election night episode of the American horror story, we all hope for Trump’s exorcism from the White House. But, argues Sophie Squire, the real alternative lies with the mass movements, not Joe Biden, the Democrats and the neoliberal centre

The shock figures that show we’re choking to death

Londoners are paying the heaviest health price in Europe for toxic levels of air pollution.

The Gardner’s occupation—a jobs fight that won

Forty years ago this month a workers’ occupation of Gardner’s factory in Eccles, Salford, showed it’s possible to stop mass redundancies. Geoff Brown tells the story. Pictures by John Sturrock

Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti—Defying colonialism for women’s liberation

British rulers of Nigeria had hoped that Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti could be an emblem of their “benevolent imperialism”.

Hilarius Gilges—black German communist who fought Nazis

The long-feared knock at the door finally came at around 10pm. Outside the Nazi Gestapo, together with a dozen SS soldiers, barked and cheered knowing that they had got their man.

Is university online teaching an inferior form of learning?

Does online learning leave students short-changed? As more and more virus-hit universities suspend face to face teaching, it can seem like students are getting a worse education.

Fighting fascism—remembering the International Brigades

A new book tells the remarkable stories of the International Brigades who fought fascism in Spain. It’s a fascinating part of the Civil War

How billionaires grab our money

The world’s billionaires have amassed a fortune of £7.8 trillion through tax scams, inherited wealth—and the hard work of others.

The trial of the Chicago Eight: when ruling class revenge backfired

With a new film, The Trial of the Chicago 7, now in cinemas, Yuri Prasad examines how the events were a blow for the US establishment set on crushing an anti-war movement

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