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Rulers failed to prepare for ‘preventable’ Covid-19

Rulers failed to prepare for ‘preventable’ Covid-19 Sadie Robinson examines a new report exposing how world leaders’ response to coronavirus warnings led to the current crisis

Top companies cash in on coronavirus with ‘share buyback’ schemes

Top companies cash in on coronavirus with ‘share buyback’ schemes A swathe of the world’s richest companies are so overflowing with cash that they are spending record amounts on buying their own shares.

Boris Johnson calls inquiry amid anger over Tories’ handling of pandemic

Boris Johnson calls inquiry amid anger over Tories’ handling of pandemic Boris Johnson has been forced to announce a public inquiry into the government’s handling of the pandemic.

Lockdown eases, but virus hasn’t gone away

Lockdown eases, but virus hasn’t gone away Boris Johnson has confirmed that the latest planned easing of coronavirus restrictions in England will go ahead.

BBC documentary Extra Life explores the long history of racism and vaccines

BBC documentary Extra Life explores the long history of racism and vaccines Extra Life explores previous global pandemics to learn lessons in the fight against Covid-19

Mental health made worse in pandemic by class and poverty

Mental health made worse in pandemic by class and poverty Depression and poor mental health have been exacerbated by the pandemic. Sadie Robinson explores a new report that shows how class affects people’s health and lives

The End of Men is a pandemic-era novel that cuts very close to the bone

08 May 2021
This is a stunning book with an unfortunately horribly familiar theme—how to cope with a deadly pandemic

Big pharma giant Pfizer rakes in bumper profits after cashing in on public money

05 May 2021
Pfizer, one of the richest drug companies in the world, is making hundreds of millions of pounds in profits from its Covid-19 vaccine.

LETTERS—How medical monopolies wreck the lives of millions

04 May 2021
The vaccine rollout is a cause for celebration for many, but it also shines a spotlight on Western domination over the Global South.

Britain remains in danger despite lockdown lifting

04 May 2021
The media is abuzz with talk of relaxing and lifting lockdown restrictions and virus cases are low in Britain at the moment. But that doesn’t mean that the risks have gone away completely.

Splits at top over India’s Covid crisis

03 May 2021
India’s hard right prime minister Narendra Modi is finally feeling the heat after weeks of Covid-19 devastating the country.

Vaccine disparity—is imperialism in workers’ interests?

02 May 2021
As India’s health system collapses under a new wave of Covid-19, Socialist Worker examines whether Western workers are gaining from the way imperialism operates

Students occupy at four universities after ‘consistent let downs’ in pandemic

28 April 2021
Students in Sheffield, Manchester and Nottingham are furious over the way they have been treated by Tories and vice chancellors during the pandemic.

Corruption and sleaze hard-wired into Johnson and Tories

27 April 2021
Behind the rows between the Tories, there’s very real ­evidence that being friends with the ­government is good for business.

Johnson said ‘let bodies pile high’ to save bosses’ profits

26 April 2021
“Let the bodies pile high in their thousands.” That was what Tory prime minister Boris Johnson said in response to the idea that there could be further lockdowns.

Fight Glasgow Cuts + DVLA round two + New insult at British Gas

26 April 2021
Around 60 community centres, libraries, museums and sports venues are under threat

Hospitals in India near collapse as new wave hits and cases rise

20 April 2021
As world Covid-19 deaths pass three million, India is in the grip of a terrible new wave of the virus. Other countries governed by the hard right face a similar situation, says Yuri Prasad

Letters—British Gas workers suffer at hands of selfish bosses

17 April 2021
Over the last five years British Gas has dumped on employees from the highest height with countless business area closures, restructures, shift changes and wage freezes.

Capitalism allows global Covid-19 cases to soar

13 April 2021
Global coronavirus cases have escalated over the past seven weeks and deaths have risen for the past three weeks. More than 136 million people have been infected, and almost three million have died.

Rulers use parasite Prince Philip’s death to push ‘national unity’

13 April 2021
The past few days have shown that the monarchy matters for Britain’s rulers. They see it as a useful way to push the idea of national unity.

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