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Cancer patients are held to ransom by pharmaceutical firm’s greed

Big Pharma bosses are aiming to get richer from the high prices they charge for drugs that could prolong cancer patients’ lives, reports Dave Sewell

Scotland’s rich and poor have no common interest

Supporting Scottish independence doesn’t mean falling for nationalist myths. Raymie Kiernan looks at a new book that busts Salmond’s claims about class

Don’t let Nazis Griffin and Brons represent us in Brussels

Fascists Nick Griffin and Andrew Brons are campaigning to keep their seats in the European parliament. Annette Mackin recalls their unpleasant histories

Budget brought more for the rich and cuts for us

George Osborne used the budget last week to push through further attacks on ordinary people. Simon Basketter looks at the facts and figures

Ukip—the populist party that backs British bosses

Nigel Farage claims that his party is outside the establishment, standing up for ordinary people. But as Annette Mackin shows, this rhetoric is a sham

Nordic laws will make the sex trade more dangerous

Proposals to prosecute men who buy sex will not help women, says Sadie Robinson. In Sweden it seems to have driven prostitution underground

Insurance—a racket that helps rich firms get richer

Many flood victims have found that insurance firms won’t pay up—while companies plot new ways to sell more worthless policies, reports Socialist Worker

Hundreds die as food chiefs cut corners

Our lives are being put at risk as cuts to inspections and testing make it easier for greedy food bosses to drive down standards, reports Raymie Kiernan

The real impact of Tory benefit sanctions

The government’s attacks on benefits include cutting off people’s money often for the pettiest of reasons. Dave Sewell looks at the reality of sanctions

Tories’ planning policies are behind flooding crisis

Tory environment secretary Owen Paterson has slashed grants to poor farmers while increasing grants for clearing land, writes Dave Sewell

London TB scare stories are based on more on racism than fact

The media panic about a rapid rise in new drug-resistant strains of TB in London supposedly linked to immigration is wrong and dangerous

Bullying Barts Health trust bosses are putting people at risk

After a report exposes bosses’ bullying at Barts Health in east London, health workers say cuts and pressure are undermining care. Sadie Robinson reports

Prisons for profit make inmates’ lives even worse

After two prisons have had “disturbances” already this year, Sadie Robinson looks at how privatisation is driving prisoners’ conditions down even further

Secret documents reveal Tories' fears over miners

Newly released documents show how the supposedly invincible Thatcher government reeled from the impact of strikes, writes Simon Basketter

The hidden homeless who councils leave in the cold

A change in the law means more people are being pushed into temporary housing while councils cash in on property prices, reports Sarah Ensor

Drive for profit puts cyclists in danger on the roads

Following the deaths of six cyclists in London, Raymie Kiernan looks at why roads are now less safe and the reality of Boris Johnson’s ‘cycling revolution’

Operation Legacy: When Britain burned the paper trail of its imperial crimes

Britain burned a huge number of damning documents in secret to hide the shame of its brutal empire. Ken Olende looks at Operation Legacy

Those at the top knew about British army's Northern Ireland death squad killings

Simon Basketter looks at part of the history of British army terror tactics in Northern Ireland and what BBC’s Panorama didn’t tell us about death squads.

How London's migrant cleaners are fighting back against low pay

Sarah Ensor and Dave Sewell speak to workers from around the world about how they are organising the fightback in their workplaces and building trade unions in Britain

Detention centres breed despair behind the bars

As Yarl’s Wood is mired in an abuse scandal, Ken Olende looks at the scale of detention centres in Britain and what life is like for people locked inside them

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