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Coronavirus exposes capitalist greed


The crisis caused by the coronavirus outbreak is testing every political force in society—and exposing some basic truths.

Labour and union chiefs fail coronavirus test


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.

An imperial disaster


If coronavirus rips through countries ravaged by imperialism, it would spell catastrophe for millions.

Coronavirus crisis is a big blow to neoliberalism


If you want a sense of how bad the crisis is, just look at Boris Johnson’s face

Organise for alternative to Tories’ shutdown


There are no “market?based solutions” to saving hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people’s lives from coronavirus. We have to suspend capitalism.

Under capitalism vaccines are for profit, not people


The Development of vaccines is conditional on what big business wants, not the needs of people

Rulers want to cure capitalism of virus


We’ve already learned two important things in the Covid-19 crisis. The first is that the future is here.

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.

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