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‘Intensive care is in crisis and it’s about to get worse’—nurse speaks out

‘Intensive care is in crisis and it’s about to get worse’—nurse speaks out Plans to enlarge intensive care units by allowing nurses to care for more than one patient puts people at risk. Nurse and union rep Joan Pons Laplana spoke to Socialist Worker about the dangers, and why putting profit first created a disaster for the NHS

Ambulance workers say low grade protective masks are putting lives at risk

Ambulance workers say low grade protective masks are putting lives at risk Failure to provide ambulance workers with the highest grade protective equipment is putting lives at risk, a London paramedic has told Socialist Worker.

Labour ditches left wing policies and promises ‘responsible government’ for bankers

Labour ditches left wing policies and promises ‘responsible government’ for bankers The Labour Party has dropped the left wing pledges to spend more money on jobs, pay, public services and the climate crisis promised by Jeremy Corbyn.

Poor plunged further into poverty in pandemic, report finds

Poor plunged further into poverty in pandemic, report finds People who were poor before the pandemic have been pushed further into poverty because of the way the government has handled the virus. 

Get angry at profiteers, not ordinary people

Get angry at profiteers, not ordinary people Every action from the Tories rams home that the class divide runs through the whole approach to the virus.

A year since the first Covid-19 death, global rulers have failed to contain coronavirus

A year since the first Covid-19 death, global rulers have failed to contain coronavirus Monday marked one year since the first Covid-19 death in Wuhan, China.

Israel keeps coronavirus vaccine from people in Palestine

12 January 2021
The latest outrage shows that the so-called ‘two-state solution’ is a sham, says Nick Clark

Nursery workers are ‘incensed’ by Tory plans

12 January 2021
Early years workers are ­resisting Tory plans to force them into unsafe workplaces.

Resistance in Scottish further education saves lives

12 January 2021
Scottish further education (FE) workers have revolted over safety.

Nationalise private healthcare to protect NHS

11 January 2021
While the NHS lurches deeper into crisis, private health care for the rich is cashing in.

Coronavirus rips through dangerously overcrowded hospitals 

09 January 2021
Death has become a regular experience for Emily and her colleagues at Homerton Hospital in east London.

LETTERS—Keir Starmer blaming the wrong people for Covid-19 spread

08 January 2021
In an appearance on TV’s Good Morning Britain last week Keir Starmer voiced his support for emergency legislation to deal with anti-vaxxer campaigns.

Don’t let lockdown laws stop our right to resist

08 January 2021
The latest lockdown legislation brings in worrying assaults on protest rights

Workers’ action in schools forces huge Tory retreat

05 January 2021
Boris Johnson was forced on Monday evening to announce a new lockdown across England. It followed Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon’s announcement of a lockdown in Scotland earlier in the day.  

Reports round-up: Parents fought to shut schools

05 January 2021
More than 5,000 people tuned into a parent meeting about school safety on Monday evening. And 600 people joined the Zoom event, called by Parents For a Safe Return.

Covid-19 hasn’t stopped capitalism from changing

05 January 2021
For many of us—especially those lucky enough not to have caught Covid-19—the past year has been as if our lives have been put on hold.

Tories to blame for NHS virus collapse

04 January 2021
Health workers say the NHS is “on the cusp of being overwhelmed” as hospitals struggle to cope with the surge in coronavirus cases.

Many primary schools shut despite attempts by the Tories to keep them open

04 January 2021
Large numbers of primary schools across England were closed to most children on Monday as workers refused to return on safety grounds.

Workers send message to Tories—keep all schools shut or we could walk out

03 January 2021
Workers are demanding that all schools should move to online learning for at least two weeks because it is not safe for them to fully reopen

Vaccine delays and shortages—Tories’ latest coronavirus scandal

02 January 2021
The Tories are ensuring thousands more deaths by failing to roll out coronavirus vaccination effectively

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