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Don’t let surging Covid cases and deaths be normalised

As winter approaches, the Tories deadly Covid-19 policies are once again threatening to “let the bodies pile high”. The number of Covid-19 cases reached almost 50,000 on Monday—the highest reported since 17 July.

Brexit chaos means trouble for Johnson

Boris Johnson won the 2019 general election by promising to “get Brexit done”. Like all his other promises, this was broken.

Does criminalising hatred strike a blow to oppression?

Racists, sexists and homophobes have to be challenged, but the state won’t help us

Covid inquiry fails to lay blame for deaths

A parliamentary inquiry has concluded that the handling of Covid-19 was “one of the most important public health failures the United Kingdom has ever experienced”. The MPs’ report essentially confirmed that the Tories sacrificed tens of thousands of lives with their fatal approach.

Vintage rot from prince

Posh, parasitic, “eco- warrior” prince Charles has graciously revealed some of his tips for a greener life.

Capitalism will not solve energy squeeze

Energy is what the political economist Simon Bromley called a “strategic commodity”. In other words, a state that controls access to it has power over other states.

Capitalism leaves no safe spaces for women

Will safe spaces protect women? It’s an argument that has arisen once again after the murder of Sarah Everard by Met police officer Wayne Couzens.

Blame the bust system

Nobody wants to take the blame for fuel shortages, empty shelves and rising prices.

Don’t line up with those who will crush protest

Led by home secretary Priti Patel, the Tories want to prevent any effective form of protest that stands in the way of their racist, profit-driven leadership.

Sickle Cell Disease exposes racial health inequalities

The announcement of the first new treatment for Sickle Cell Disease for 20 years is good news. But it also tells us a lot about systemic racism in healthcare

Defend David Miller and academic freedom

In a serious attack on academic freedom, Bristol University has sacked one of its professors of sociology, David Miller.

Workers’ struggle, not parliament is the key

The Tories’ brutal attacks on working class people are accelerating.

Schools left to the virus

“Virtually any child, unvaccinated, is likely to get an infection at some point between 12 and 15,” said Chief Medical Officer for England Chris Whitty last week.

Don’t let Black History Month be tamed

Has Black History Month become a pale reflection of what it should be?

A divided Squad is sign of Democrats’ flaws

Are cracks appearing in the Squad—the group of left Democratic Party members in the US House of Representatives?

Blame housing bosses not ­firefighters for Grenfell blaze

As the Grenfell inquiry continues, the fire service is once again facing scrutiny. Isabel Ringrose says that anger must be directed to those at the top

Prioritise people’s energy needs and dump fossil fuels

Freezing homes, soaring bills and empty shelves are all the Tories and their deadly system can provide for working class people this winter.

Don’t let union laws win

The latest round of anti-union laws, passed in 2016, is being used to stop a strike in the NHS across England and Wales.

Biden ramps up new arms race with China

Aukus is the agreement by the United States and Britain to supply Australia with the technology to build eight nuclear submarines.

Smash the vile Tories’ reign and their grubby system

The Tories’ class war has escalated further, and it isn’t set to slow down. This week Tory Work and Pension Secretary Therese Coffey unveiled her solution to the scrapping of the Universal Credit £20 uplift.

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