Governments claim they are reopening schools out of concern for children’s welfare and safety. But Sadie Robinson reveals the real reasons
Tory disagreements over ending the lockdown reflect splits in the ruling class about how to return to “business as usual”
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
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.
Keir Starmer has already failed spectacularly to challenge the Tories since being elected Labour Party leader earlier this month.
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.
“History has brought mankind to that pinnacle on which the total obliteration of mankind is at last a practical possibility,” wrote the radical scholar Norman O Brown.
The front page of Socialist Worker last week featured faces of some of the many workers in Britain who have died from coronavirus. Of the eight people pictured, six were black or Asian.
Ministers say that a “small minority of people” are putting our lives at risk. That’s true—they sit in the Tory cabinet, on the boards of corporations, and are at the top of society.
There’s an old cliche about the economy falling off a cliff. This time it really has, all over the world.
Our ‘betters’ have now realised that workers matter. So could workers run society without bosses?
The coronavirus crisis has exposed capitalism as a brutal and inhumane system that fails to meet people’s most basic needs.
Hungary’s government effectively declared itself a dictatorship on Monday under the guise of combating coronavirus.
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