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Heatwave shines a light on a system that could kill us all


Extreme weather events become increasingly likely as the planet warms. Sarah Bates argues fundamental change is needed to prevent climate change becoming catastrophic for life on earth

Not in service—years of cuts behind the crisis on the buses


The Tories have slashed funding for bus services by nearly £200 million since 2010—leaving local bus services struggling. For some bus users the impact is devastating, says Sarah Bates

Is everything going to be alt right for racist Ukip?


Alt right figureheads and racist street movements coming into Ukip could mean a revival for the struggling party, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Oppose the Tories’ poisonous plan for Heathrow expansion


As the government has given the go ahead for a third runway at Heathrow airport, Sarah Bates examines the dangerous environmental and social cost

Fatbergs—a byproduct of a system addicted to waste


A combination of fat, human waste and wet wipes is blocking Britain’s sewers

Local elections can shake the Tories - but Labour councils must fight cuts


The local elections in England are a chance to punish the Tories for decimating public services. But if Labour wins, it will have to do more than manage the cuts differently, argues Nick Clark

Putin’s gamble pays off, but he’s playing Russian roulette


Former KGB spook Vladimir Putin has ruled Russia through force and fraud for the last 18 years. He will firm up his rule for another six years after the Russian presidential elections on Sunday.

What does justice mean for Grenfell campaigners?


Almost nine months on from the devastating Grenfell fire, Alistair Farrow looks at what activists are fighting for, and the challenges that they face

Don’t trust landowners to fight the fracking bosses


Fracking companies are going on the offensive and taking the National Trust to court. We need a national fight to beat them back, writes Sarah Bates

How the crisis in Syria was caused by imperialist ambition


The Syrian regime’s horrific bombing in Ghouta is the legacy of a defeated revolution and a struggle for power over the Middle East

The history of foreign aid is steeped in imperialism


Right wingers are using revelations about Oxfam in Haiti for their own ends.

Have energy companies been forced onto the frack foot?


Councils have blocked frackers’ plans and investors are losing interest. With resistance from environmental campaigners, Sarah Bates asks if this could this be a turning point in the fight

After new pay figures released - bosses, not migrants, are to blame for lower wages


Right wingers have seized on figures for agricultural wages and immigration to say that migrants lead to lower wages. Alistair Farrow looks at the reality

Tories starve mental health services for Grenfell victims


More than 11,000 people could be suffering mental health problems as a result of the Grenfell Tower fire. But the Tories aren’t giving services the funding they need

Equalities report shows the institutional racism facing workers in the NHS


The latest equalities figures show that black workers in the NHS aren’t reaching the highest pay rates—and are more likely to be disciplined, explains Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Grenfell residents still homeless six months after fire


With the inquiry into the causes of the Grenfell Tower beginning this week, Alistair Farrow looks at how the evacuated residents are still searching for justice—and new homes to live in

Theresa May’s visit solidifies friendship with Saudi Arabia


Britain has backed Saudi Arabia since the kingdom’s birth because it wanted to maintain its influence in the Middle East. But its rulers are running into difficulties, writes Nick Clark

Vicious housing attack is on the rocks in Haringey


Plans for a regeneration project by a Labour-run council has split the local party—and campaigning has pushed back the right, says Alistair Farrow

Workers need a pay rise the budget won’t deliver


Chancellor Philip Hammond will likely claim that he’s scrapped the 1 percent public sector pay cap when he delivers his budget this week.

What kind of society could solve the climate crisis?


United Nations talks this month are the latest chapter in our rulers’ failure to deal with climate change. But there are still solutions, argues Dave Sewell

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