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Tories’ virus failures cost lives for profit


It’s been a year since what is believed to have been the first coronavirus infection in Wuhan, China, on 17 November 2019. Now there are finally real hopes for a vaccine.

Break the weak Tories


The Tories are in trouble. Their lockdown is unlikely to significantly cut coronavirus cases as it leaves key areas of transmission, such as schools, open.  

Big Pharma to cash in on new Covid-19 vaccine


Covid-19 isn’t over, but news of a seemingly successful vaccine trial has prompted a flurry of hope that an end may be in sight. But control by private firms will be disastrous.

Class struggle is the only alternative to an unfair system


The US political system is rotten and offers nothing to ordinary people. This is the main conclusion from this week’s election.

Solidarity not charity is answer to Tory cruelty


The Tories’ refusal to give free school meals to children in the holidays has seen an outpouring of support for poor children from ordinary people.

Systematic racism is to blame for black and Asian coronavirus deaths


Coronavirus has “thrived on” systematic racism—and more black people will “unnecessarily die” unless there’s urgent action.

French state exploits murder to attack Muslims


The murder and beheading of teacher Samuel Paty in France last week was appalling. It must not be used to deepen Islamophobia and racism.

The Tories are weak— and we can stop them


The Tory government is wrecking working class people’s futures, and gambling with their lives.

MPs cash in despite crisis


Unemployment is soaring and average pay is falling. Millions of Britain’s poorest households could see their incomes cut by £20 a week from April, when a temporary rise in Universal Credit is due to expire.

The real divide across Britain is class


Coronavirus has highlighted deep class divisions across British society. But for the mainstream press in England, the divide is between the North and South. 

A failure of the system, not individuals


The Tories have repeatedly tried to scapegoat ordinary people to avoid responsibility for their own mishandling of the pandemic.

Labour doesn’t want to spook the establishment


Gary Haggarty, a member of the pro-British paramilitary organisation the Ulster Volunteer Force in Northern Ireland, worked as a paid agent of Special Branch cops.

A lockdown on dissent


There was justified anger from the left in response to new government teaching guidelines that ban anti-capitalist teaching materials from classrooms.

Resist the drive for profit that is killing us


Capitalism keeps a tiny minority of people rich off the back of work that is done by the vast majority of people.

Blood scandal that ruined lives covered up


A Tory government knowingly put ordinary people’s health at risk and caused the unnecessary deaths of thousands of people. They then poured time, effort and money into trying to cover up their actions.  

Stop the jobs massacre when furlough ends


People are being thrown out of work at the sharpest rate since the recession in 2009

It’s one rule for us and another for the rich


The government’s whole approach is sunk in hypocrisy

Bosses’ press isn’t free


When Extinction Rebellion (XR) blockaded the entrances of two printing plants last week, it might not have anticipated the vitriolic response. 

Tories—not young people—risk our lives


The Tories are casting about for someone to blame for rising coronavirus cases. Their current favourite scapegoat is young people.  

Donald Trump’s shooter comments show how racism comes from the top


President Donald Trump’s response to the murder of two anti-racist protesters was to support the killer.

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