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After British Gas sackings, unions must shift now

After British Gas sackings, unions must shift now This week saw the final sacking of British Gas workers who had refused a 15 percent pay cut and other assaults.

Capitalism allows global Covid-19 cases to soar

Capitalism allows global Covid-19 cases to soar Global coronavirus cases have escalated over the past seven weeks and deaths have risen for the past three weeks. More than 136 million people have been infected, and almost three million have died.

Repression is rulers’ response to crisis

Repression is rulers’ response to crisis The Tory government’s Police and Crime Bill is a very nasty attack on civil liberties. But it’s not an aberration.

Should we be worried about the AstraZeneca vaccine?

Should we be worried about the AstraZeneca vaccine? Dr Kambiz Boomla says the vaccine is safe—but commercial interests are not

Racist police system killed George Floyd—not just one bad cop

Racist police system killed George Floyd—not just one bad cop Chauvin could be sacrificed in an effort to save the institution of the police as a whole. He has to be found guilty, but that won’t change the nature of the cops

Ditching profit is the only safe way out of lockdowns

Ditching profit is the only safe way out of lockdowns Any loosening of the Covid-19 restrictions will feel like a relief to millions of people. But that can’t hide the sickening truth that by lifting more measures next week the Tories are again prepared to gamble with our lives

The real link between racism and class


The Report of the Sewell Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities may look a mess. But it’s a calculated political hit. It aims to erase the concept of institutional racism.

Why are Travellers, Roma and Gypsies oppressed?


While the Tories are ramming through a police bill that will make life harder for Travellers, Roma and Gypsies, Labour are scapegoating them ahead of local elections.

Tories risk lives for profit


A major easing of lockdown restrictions took place in England this week. People can now meet with others from different households outdoors. Outdoor sports restarted and the “stay at home” rule was lifted.

A year of Keir Starmer, a year of surrender


Keir Starmer has spent his first year as Labour Party leader refusing to oppose the Tories—but he has shown us what he stands for.

Suez crisis driven by pursuit of profit


The Ever Given container ship was refloated on Monday. But the temporary closure of the Suez Canal showed a lot about world trade.

Jerusalem Declaration helps fight right’s attempts to silence Palestinians


The Jerusalem Declaration respects the right of Palestinians and their supporters to criticise Israel and Zionism

Unite to smash the system of the real thugs


There is a minority group of thugs in Britain that spread violence and misery. It consists of the Tories and the police.

Secret lobbyists for rich


Top politicians have conspired to help firms drain cash from government Covid-19 loan schemes—and tried to keep it secret.

EU risks lives to cut the risk of losing money


The European Commission exploits every crisis to increase its own powers. It seized control of the vaccine procurement programme but bungled it.

Tories find cash for war


Just as the government says there’s no money for more than a 1 percent pay rise for NHS workers, it unveils a 40 percent increase in nuclear warheads. Its plan for war and waste, called the defence and foreign policy review, was unveiled on Tuesday.

Protests have power to disrupt their system


The rage of women on the streets across Britain this week at the system and the police showed the state was losing control.

Lula returns as crisis deepens in Brazil


Brazil suffers from a double affliction. With 270,000 Covid‑19 deaths it is second only to the US—although per head mortality is higher in Britain and other European countries.

The Royal reign must end


The latest royal scandal is being heralded as the biggest crisis the parasitical family has faced.

How have the Tories survived all this?


Boris Johnson keeps getting away with it. He’s been through scandal after scandal, and crisis after crisis, and still sits securely in Downing Street.

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