Teenager Olive Morris was hanging out at Desmond’s Hip City record shop in Brixton, south London, on a Saturday afternoon in November 1969 when it happened.
When James Baldwin was born in Harlem, New York, he was “set down in a ghetto” where society “intended you should perish”.
The solution to homelessness in Britain is “almost laughably simple” according to Maeve McClenaghan, author of a new book on the issue.
In 1791 an atrocity so hideous occurred on a slave ship in the Atlantic that its captain was brought to a British court. The verdict was a damning indictment of both the ruling class and the way it got its riches
The bosses and their backers are screaming for a return to “business as usual”. They say if we don’t accept this, we will be stuck with lockdown measures that get in the way of profits—known as “the economy”.
As Extinction Rebellion takes to the streets of London, Manchester and Cardiff, Sarah Bates looks at the movement demanding urgent action on climate change
Rapper Akon plans to build a new city where black people can escape racism. But, as Yuri Prasad writes, any system based on riches for a few means oppression will remain
Every struggle that confronts the violence of the system by throwing back some of its own faces the accusation that resistance itself is the problem. In response many turn to the ideas of Frantz Fanon—the anti-colonial writer and activist.
Waves of rebellions—from on ships to at plantations—were central to ending slavery.
50 years ago Salvador Allende was elected Chile’s president. A US-backed coup overthrew him three years later. But, writes Sophie Squire, there were deeper problems than the US and the military that helped turn hope into horror
Isabel Ringrose tells the terrible truth about the British Empire that Boris Johnson expects us to salute
The White House hopes that suppressing postal voting will deliver victory for Donald Trump in November’s presidential election.
Sackings and benefits sanctions have left ever more people struggling to pay their rent. The Tories’ plan to end a ban on evictions in September—meaning thousands could be thrown out
Simon Basketter looks at a new book examining how the rich have stolen huge swathes of public land—and passed centuries of laws keep everybody else out
Coup 53 tells a story from Britain’s shameful history in the Middle East, says Isabel Ringrose
She said, 'Today if our brothers can enlist in the war of independence, we too the women should be allowed to do the same'
Job losses aren’t just about coronavirus. Sarah Bates says we need to fight for jobs and against a system that destroys them
William Cuffay was one of the most prominent leaders of the working class movement in 19th century Britain.
When nine black teenagers were falsely accused of raping two white women in the US Deep South in 1931, most expected they’d suffer the death sentence. But, says Judy Cox, they’d reckoned without the Communist Party
Class is trashing the lives of hundreds of thousands of students. The downgrading of swathes of A-Level students’ grades in England and Wales has exposed how the system operates to keep working class people in check.