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Is it inevitable there will be a rise in unemployment?


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 - a fighter to the end against the rich ‘vermin’


William Cuffay was one of the most prominent leaders of the working class movement in 19th century Britain.

Scottsboro—A case that put racism on trial


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

Futures ruined by Tories’ rigged results


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. 

Women’s lives are forgotten in pandemic


As schools are forced to close and childcare becomes less available the pressure on women as primary caregivers to children has greatly increased.Sarah Bates looks at why this is and talks to those bearing the brunt of this crisis

Stokely Carmichael —‘What we gonna start saying is Black Power’


 He said, “This is the twenty-seventh time I have been arrested. I ain’t going to jail no more. What we gonna start saying now is ‘Black Power’.”

The legacy of empire behind Lebanon’s explosion


The devastating blast in Beirut highlighted Lebanon’s rotten political system. This sectarian set-up was built by Western imperialism, writes Nick Clark

Thomas Sankara—Goal of liberation couldn’t come from above


Thomas Sankara is ­sometimes referred to as “Africa’s Che Guevara”. 

The NHS workers leading a grassroots pay revolt say—‘we’ve had enough!’


Health workers across Britain are taking the pay fight into their own hands

Why the right hate our parties


Moral panic over ‘illegal raves’ is nothing new. Sarah Bates looks at how the state tries to police ordinary people come together—and says it’s our job to repetitively beat them back

CLR James —‘The coming revolution will be black and white’


Black people’s resistance was key to abolishing slavery and ending feudalism—and it will be key to winning socialism.

The Communist Party of Great Britain—a party that began as radical


The Communist Party of Great Britain was founded 100 years ago to fight for revolutionary change. Ken Olende looks at its roots and the debates that took place as it was formed

‘We’ve been thrown on the scrap heap by the Tories’


Workers facing poverty, unemployment and insecurity told Sadie Robinson why they feel they have been completely abandoned by their bosses and the government

Assata Shakur—a revolutionary who defied US state repression


To be a black revolutionary in the US in the early 1970s was to accept the likelihood of prison or death. Assata Shakur, who was born JoAnne Deborah Bryon, knew the risks and faced both.

Comintern, July 1920—a critical juncture


The Comintern met for the second time 100 years ago. Simon Basketter looks at how the debates there help us to understand and challenge the capitalist system today

Labour report will be used to tarnish the left as ‘racist’


A report into alleged antisemitism in the Labour Party will be used as another way to push back activists, says Nick Clark

The private firms making a killing from Covid


Under the cover of coronavirus, the Tories have used the real need to stock up on personal protective equipment and other much needed supplies to hand over billions of pounds to private companies. Tomáš Tengely-Evans investigates

Ida B Wells, a writer who exposed the racist terror of lynching


'Tell the world the facts,' said Wells as she unmasked US racism

Tower Hamlets workers say, ‘We can win this strike’


Some 1,500 workers in east London are standing up to a bullying Labour council hellbent on making their lives worse. Sarah Bates spoke to strikers about why workers are angry, what’s at stake and why solidarity matters

Billions for bosses—job losses for us


Vast bailouts are being gifted to the bosses to boost the economy. But this won’t stop businesses from cutting jobs and the wages of workers

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