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Don’t use Denmark to justify a return to schools


The Tories claim Denmark shows it’s safe to reopen schools. Paul McGarr looks behind their spin

Keep fighting for Palestine


After almost five years, someone has finally been convicted for the horrific murder of Palestinian toddler Ali Dawabsheh. But his murderers have still got what they wanted.

Defend migrants against racist Tory bill


The vote for the racist Immigration Bill underlines the need for a movement that defends all migrants. MPs supported the Tories’ proposed legislation by 351 to 252 votes on Monday night.

Bosses will use debt crisis against poorest


On the other side of the pandemic, many fear there will be a debt crisis. This fear is mainly motivated by the huge amounts of money governments are spending to prop up companies and subsidise wages.

Blame for virus chaos lies at the top - not with ordinary people


People crowding onto public transport this week were mocked as sheep with a death-wish by some on social media.

The battle is on - we can refuse to work


It is possible to refuse to go back to work. Teachers in the NEU union have said it clearest. They’ve laid out five tests that have to be met before they can agree it’s safe to open schools.

Economic crash could leave lasting scars


The bank of England’s latest monetary policy report is a classic example of bad news and good news. The bad news is that the British economy will shrink by 14 percent this year.

Vietnam War student massacre—50 years on


In May 1970 cops opened fire at black students resisting US imperialism. Socialist Worker looks at the forgotten killings at Jackson State

No national unity


People at the top like to claim we’re “all in it together”—that we must make sacrifices to get through the coronavirus crisis. But the only people making sacrifices are those at the bottom

We have to fight to stop return to work


The Tories have spent the past month telling us, “Stay at home, protect the NHS, save lives.” They may as well adopt a new mantra now—“Get back to work, protect the economy, save the bosses.”

Imperialist rivalries heighten the crisis


The Coronavirus pandemic represents a crisis that is simultaneously biological, economic, and political

Internationalism matters


When the working class is faced with global crises, an internationalist response is needed. The coronavirus outbreak is clearly one such crisis.

Workplace action must be central to fight 


Worker's Memorial Day on Tuesday showed there is bitterness and anger among the working class about how people have been treated during this crisis.

Science advice is shaped by politics


The latest bombshell to explode in the government’s face has hit its claim to base its policy for the Covid-19 pandemic on “the science” or “the evidence”

Reopening schools won’t help poor children


Governments claim they are reopening schools out of concern for children’s welfare and safety. But Sadie Robinson reveals the real reasons

There are no Tories on our side


Tory disagreements over ending the lockdown reflect splits in the ruling class about how to return to “business as usual”

Inaction makes union leaders complicit


The failures of most trade union leaders to mount any resistance to the Tory government’s fatal handling of coronavirus intensifies the danger to workers

Will US hegemony survive pandemic?


Donald Trump's decision to withdraw United States funding for the World Health Organisation symbolises how the coronavirus pandemic has been dominated by national responses to what is a global problem. 

Flying into a storm


Keir Starmer has already failed spectacularly to challenge the Tories since being elected Labour Party leader earlier this month.

Tories’ lies mean thousands die of virus


Tory lies over the coronavirus crisis mean many more people will die. And we are not all in it together—poor, black and vulnerable people will be the hardest hit.

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