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Battered and betrayed but still fighting back - Grenfell activists speak out


As the inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire continues, many of those struggling as a result of the fire are being sidelined.

Activists speak out—the left’s hope lies outside Labour


Keir Starmer’s suspension of Jeremy Corbyn and the war on the left has sparked arguments about whether the Labour Party is really a vehicle for change. Here members—and some of those who have left in response to the attacks—tell Nick Clark how the witch hunt has changed the party

The Alabama miners strike of 1920—striking a blow at racism


One hundred years ago miners went on strike in Alabama, in the US Deep South. Tomáš Tengely-Evans spoke to historian Brian Kelly about how their action helped to challenge the hold of racial segregation

Spy cops inquiry will not give their victims justice


As the Undercover Policing Inquiry hearings begin, Simon Basketter says this latest chapter will not tell us the whole truth

It’s time to leave Labour


Keir Starmer’s assault on the left shows that Labour is a trap for socialists. It’s time to leave and fight for real change argues Charlie Kimber, editor of Socialist Worker

Young workers speak out—‘The Tories don’t care about us’


The economic impact of the pandemic has devastated millions of workers’ lives across Britain.

Rosa Parks—A radical civil rights activist who fought tirelessly


In a testimonial to other activists, Rosa Parks wrote, “freedom fighters never retire”. And for her, this proved to be true.

US election—an American horror story


As people brace themselves for the latest election night episode of the American horror story, we all hope for Trump’s exorcism from the White House. But, argues Sophie Squire, the real alternative lies with the mass movements, not Joe Biden, the Democrats and the neoliberal centre

The shock figures that show we’re choking to death


Londoners are paying the heaviest health price in Europe for toxic levels of air pollution.

The Gardner’s occupation—a jobs fight that won


Forty years ago this month a workers’ occupation of Gardner’s factory in Eccles, Salford, showed it’s possible to stop mass redundancies. Geoff Brown tells the story. Pictures by John Sturrock

Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti—Defying colonialism for women’s liberation


British rulers of Nigeria had hoped that Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti could be an emblem of their “benevolent imperialism”.

Hilarius Gilges—black German communist who fought Nazis


The long-feared knock at the door finally came at around 10pm. Outside the Nazi Gestapo, together with a dozen SS soldiers, barked and cheered knowing that they had got their man.

Is university online teaching an inferior form of learning?


Does online learning leave students short-changed? As more and more virus-hit universities suspend face to face teaching, it can seem like students are getting a worse education.

Fighting fascism—remembering the International Brigades


A new book tells the remarkable stories of the International Brigades who fought fascism in Spain. It’s a fascinating part of the Civil War

How billionaires grab our money


The world’s billionaires have amassed a fortune of £7.8 trillion through tax scams, inherited wealth—and the hard work of others.

The trial of the Chicago Eight: when ruling class revenge backfired


With a new film, The Trial of the Chicago 7, now in cinemas, Yuri Prasad examines how the events were a blow for the US establishment set on crushing an anti-war movement

Herded to our deaths?


Some scientists are debating whether herd immunity is the best way to control coronavirus spread. But Dr Jonathan Fluxman told Sadie Robinson that this method means sacrificing the vulnerable

Chinua Achebe—a pioneering writer who skewered colonialism


Chinua Achebe transformed African writing. He was born in 1930 in Nigeria, at the time a British colony.

Donald Trump’s four years of horror


Isabel Ringrose looks at Donald Trump’s four years in the White House, and examines the way in which his every move has been met with a fight from below

Oil workers say the system is rigged against green jobs


Large numbers of offshore workers want green industries and jobs. They can deliver change—but they are ignored by those at the top, reports Sarah Bates 

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