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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 

How British imperialism split Cyprus


With Turkey and Greece the closest to conflict than they have been in years Nick Clark explains why Cyprus has been such a focus point for imperialist powers, especially Britain

Damning report exposes racist school discipline measures


An Institute of Race Relations report published last week showed how school sets up poorer black boys in particular for a life of exclusion.

Frank Crichlow— taking an inspiring stand against the establishment


Frank Crichlow “first came into contact with Notting Hill police station” after he opened a cafe in west London in 1959. He was to become an icon of ­resistance to the cops’ repression for the rest of his life.

Udham Singh—revolutionary who took revenge for empire


As Sir Michael O’Dwyer left the speakers’ table after his lecture for the East India Association in London 80 years ago, an Asian man rushed from the audience as if to greet him.

The ugly face of Labour


​​​​​​​Keir Starmer is pushing a renewed right wing direction for Labour. Nick Clark looks at why that is, and examines how it’s old hat for the party that’s built on appeasement

Students locked in at universities as system profits


Thousands of people are isolating in student accommodation after a spate of virus outbreaks at universities. Students told Sophie Squire that they are being left without support—and slammed the ‘entirely predictable’ crisis

Handling of the virus has made mental distress worse


The virus has meant that mental health services are in crisis—Isabel Ringrose spoke to two health workers on the frontline  

Sylvia Pankhurst - a rebel in the fight for votes


Suffragette Sylvia Pankhurst is well known as a fighter for votes for women. But a new book describes how struggles turned her into a revolutionary

Workers in grip of the economic crisis speak out—millions face jobs misery


With the future of the government’s furlough scheme in doubt, and with hundreds of firms axing jobs, a wave of fear is spreading

Olive Morris—a tragically short life dedicated to struggle


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.

James Baldwin—a lifetime issuing an anti-racist call to arms


When James Baldwin was born in Harlem, New York, he was “set down in a ghetto” where society “intended you should perish”.

No Fixed Abode—why homelessness isn’t inevitable


The solution to ­homelessness in Britain is “almost laughably simple” according to Maeve McClenaghan, author of a new book on the issue.

The crimes of Captain Kimber


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

Put people before profit to protect us from coronavirus


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”.

Rebelling against the system


As Extinction Rebellion takes to the streets of London, Manchester and Cardiff, Sarah Bates looks at the movement demanding urgent action on climate change

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