The coronavirus crisis has exposed political leaders as wanting. The systematic bungling by Boris Johnson’s government is summed up by the fact that he, his health secretary and the chief medical adviser have all tested positive for the virus.
The #ClapForOurCarers this week was a huge, grassroots event that reflected a desire by ordinary people to show solidarity, pull together and help one another in difficult times.
Why is the NHS failing to get the right protective equipment to health workers coming face to face with the coronavirus?
The crisis caused by the coronavirus outbreak is testing every political force in society—and exposing some basic truths.
The crisis caused by coronavirus is testing every political force in society—and exposing some basic truths. One remarkable feature is how often the Labour Party agrees with the right wing Tory government.
If coronavirus rips through countries ravaged by imperialism, it would spell catastrophe for millions.
If you want a sense of how bad the crisis is, just look at Boris Johnson’s face
There are no “market?based solutions” to saving hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people’s lives from coronavirus. We have to suspend capitalism.
The Development of vaccines is conditional on what big business wants, not the needs of people
We’ve already learned two important things in the Covid-19 crisis. The first is that the future is here.
Ahead of the Tory budget announcement, campaigners have warned that new rules for councils in England threaten early years and special needs education.
Bosses must not be allowed to make ordinary people pay for coronavirus or the chaos in the financial markets.
“New data paint grim picture of coronavirus fallout,” read a headline in the Financial Times newspaper last week. My heart sank when I saw it. But when I anxiously scanned the article, it wasn’t about the spread of the coronavirus or the deaths it is causing.
Sarah Bates looks at how the Tory promise of new deregulated ‘freeports’ will benefit big business, not workers
The coronavirus has raised sharp political issues in South Korea, says Jang Ho-jong
When the US invaded Afghanistan in 2001, CIA officer Milton Bearden warned it could “end up on the ash heap of Afghan history”.
The Grenfell Inquiry is helping the guilty to escape. It resumed on Monday after staff of companies and organisations involved in work on the tower were assured that their evidence would not be used to prosecute them.
The Brazilian Marxist Ruy Mauro Marini coined the concept of “sub-imperialism” back in the 1960s. The concept applies perfectly to Turkey under president Recep Tayyip Erdogan
The establishment spent decades turning “a blind eye” to allegations of child sexual abuse.
The conviction of Harvey Weinstein for rape and sexual harassment ought to be a spur for a war against sexism everywhere.