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Resist council cuts


Ahead of the Tory budget announcement, campaigners have warned that new rules for councils in England threaten early years and special needs education.

Workers must not pay for the corona crash


Bosses must not be allowed to make ordinary people pay for coronavirus or the chaos in the financial markets.

Bosses’ virus fears are only for profits


“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.

Tories’ freeports are bad news for workers


Sarah Bates looks at how the Tory promise of new deregulated ‘freeports’ will benefit big business, not workers

South Korean socialist says, ‘Our government protects profit, not people’


The coronavirus has raised sharp political issues in South Korea, says Jang Ho-jong

Afghan deal is a blow for West’s imperialism


When the US invaded Afghanistan in 2001, CIA officer Milton Bearden warned it could “end up on the ash heap of Afghan history”.

Charge Grenfell firms


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.

Erdogan’s imperial play comes undone


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

Wealth and power meant establishment ignored child abuse


The establishment spent decades turning “a blind eye” to allegations of child sexual abuse.

After Weinstein guilty verdict—fight sexism everywhere


The conviction of Harvey Weinstein for rape and sexual harassment ought to be a spur for a war against sexism everywhere.

Labour leadership don’t inspire hope


Why is the Labour Party leadership election so depressing? Clearly it has something to do with the line-up. In all probability it will come down to the choice between Keir Starmer, the shadow Brexit secretary, and Rebecca Long-Bailey, the candidate of the left.

Systematic hypocrisy and the death of Caroline Flack


The suicide of Caroline Flack has opened up debate about the media, reality TV and mental distress. But jumping to simplistic explanations or solutions will not help vulnerable people, says Sarah Bates

Come out and join the fightback


Faced with a vicious Tory government, we need to step up the fightback outside parliament urgently.

Eugenics scandal exposes Tory bigotry


Andrew Sabisky always dreamed it was his destiny that one day he would work at 10 Downing Street. And that day was last Monday.

Coronavirus shows capitalism is sick


It is still too early to say how serious an epidemic Covid?19—as the latest coronavirus outbreak is now known—will prove to be.

The left has many problems, being ‘too woke’ isn’t one of them


Left wingers who claim that being ‘woke’ about oppression is a turn off for working class people propagate poisonous nonsense, says Simon Basketter

Israel supporters are on a new offensive


The Witchhunt smearing anti-Zionists as antisemites has moved on to new targets

Trade unions—act, don’t just talk


Heart Unions Week—the TUC union federation’s annual publicity campaign—this year focuses on challenging sexual harassment at work.

Build the resistance to Tories’ rancid racism


Anti-racists and socialists have repeatedly said that Boris Johnson will use racism in order to shore up his rule and divide opposition. His 81-seat majority in parliament makes it easier for the Tories to force through more attacks.

Drive for profit benefits the spread of disease


Environmental changes mean more risk of viruses being passed from animals to humans says Yuri Prasad

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